Archive: 08/5/2008

Biological 'Clock' Influences Damage Done by Oxidative Stress

(PhysOrg.com) -- Swing shift workers and frequent fliers beware – scientists have identified yet another biological issue that relates to the “circadian clock” found in almost every species from insects to humans, and ...

Aug 05, 2008
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Spiders Who Eat Together, Stay Together

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to work together and capture larger prey has allowed social spiders to stretch the laws of nature and reach enormous colony sizes, UBC zoologists have found.

Aug 05, 2008
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Multi-tasking maggots in superbug showdown

Scientists at Swansea University (Wales, UK) have discovered a new type of antibiotic in maggot secretions that can tackle up to 12 different strains of MRSA, as well as E. coli and C. difficile. The research ...

Aug 05, 2008
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Researchers Combine Technologies to Heal Patients, Virtually

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arkansas researchers seeking new ways to make health care more efficient and cost-effective have built a new kind of hospital: one that uses location aware systems, sensors, smart devices, radio-frequency ...

Aug 05, 2008
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Back-to-School Means Beware of Asthma for Some

(PhysOrg.com) -- Asthma is a leading cause of death and disability in children younger than 18 years old, and is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in school-age children. Since children spend up to 30 percent of ...

Aug 05, 2008
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Entomologists play matchmakers for cerambycid beetles

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cerambycid beetles, also known as long-horned beetles, can cause severe damage to standing trees, logs and lumber. How then might they be promptly detected and their numbers swiftly controlled? ...

Aug 05, 2008
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