Archive: 10/30/2008

In decision to grow, bacteria follow the crowd

When it comes to the decision to wake up and grow, bacterial spores "listen in" to find out what their neighbors are doing and then they follow the crowd, according to a new report in the October 31st issue of the journal ...

Oct 30, 2008
not rated yet 0

Weight does not affect women's sexual behavior

Oregon and Hawaiian researchers have found that a woman's weight does not seem to affect sexual behavior. In fact, overweight women are more likely to report having sex with men than women considered to be of "normal weight."

Oct 30, 2008
5 / 5 (1) 0

Bee smart, bee healthy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bumblebee colonies which are fast learners are also better able to fight off infection, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Leicester.

Oct 30, 2008
4.4 / 5 (5) 0

Researchers discover a key to aggressive breast cancer

In trying to find out why HER2-positive breast cancer can be more aggressive than other forms of the disease, UC Davis Cancer Center researchers have surprisingly discovered that HER2 itself is the culprit. By shutting down ...

Oct 30, 2008
5 / 5 (1) 0

Eastern Pacific tuna hang in the balance

Next week marks a pivotal moment for Eastern Pacific tuna. The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), the international body charged with the conservation and management of tuna and associated species in the eastern ...

Oct 30, 2008
5 / 5 (1) 1