Archive: 02/6/2008

Transparent fish to make human biology clearer

Zebrafish are genetically similar to humans and are good models for human biology and disease. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have created a zebrafish that is transparent throughout its life. ...

Feb 06, 2008
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Scientists simulate dinosaur digestion in the lab

Scientists from the University of Bonn are researching which plants giant dinosaurs could have lived off more than 100 million years ago. They want to find out how the dinosaurs were able to become as large as they did. In ...

Feb 06, 2008
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PET outperforms CT in characterization of lung nodules

Researchers involved in a large, multi-institutional study comparing the accuracy of positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) in the characterization of lung nodules found that PET was far more reliable ...

Feb 06, 2008
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Is political orientation transmitted genetically?

As reported in this week's issue of New Scientist magazine, research by Rice University professor of political science John Alford indicates that what is on one's mind about politics may be influenced by how people are wired ...

Feb 06, 2008
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Reducing cancer panic

New research has allayed some panic about suspected cancer-causing agents, such as deodorants, coffee and artificial sweeteners. A risk assessment tool has been developed through the Cancer Control Program at South Eastern ...

Feb 06, 2008
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