Archive: 01/5/2009

Mothers pass on disease clues to offspring

(PhysOrg.com) -- When there is a threat of disease during pregnancy, mothers produce less aggressive sons with more efficient immune systems, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered.

Jan 05, 2009
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Lamin A/C deficiency is 'unnerving'

Mutations in the nuclear intermediate filament lamin A/C (LMNA) gene are associated with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, but cause the disease by unknown mechanisms. Méjat et al. show that one mechanism ...

Jan 05, 2009
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Astrophysicists map the Milky Way's 4 spiral arms

Iowa State University's Martin Pohl is part of a research team that has developed the first complete map of the Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms. The map shows the inner part of the Milky Way has two prominent, symmetric spiral ...

Jan 05, 2009
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Study links obesity to elevated risk of ovarian cancer

A new epidemiological study has found that among women who have never used menopausal hormone therapy, obese women are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women of normal weight. Published in the ...

Jan 05, 2009
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