Archive: 01/7/2008

Daytime sleep improves memory consolidation

A ninety minute daytime nap helps speed up the process of long term memory consolidation, a recent study conducted by Prof. Avi Karni and Dr. Maria Korman of the Center for Brain and Behavior Research at the University of ...

dateJan 07, 2008 in Medical research
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Study tracks sexual behavior of newly homeless youth

Newly homeless youth are likelier to engage in risky sexual behavior if they stay in nonfamily settings — such as friends' homes, abandoned buildings or the streets — because they lack supervision and social support, ...

dateJan 07, 2008 in Health
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Plumbing Carbon Nanotubes

Scientists have determined how to connect carbon nanotubes together like water pipes, a feat that may lead to a whole new group of bottom-up-engineered nanostructures and devices.

dateJan 07, 2008 in Nanophysics feature
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Animated Movie of Ice

An animated movie shows an ordered structure dissolving little by little into a disordered mess after a light pulse: Swedish researchers from the University of Uppsala have used a computer to simulate ice melting after it ...

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Climate change endangering U.S. salmon

Salmon in the Columbia River and other U.S. streams could face an uncertain future if global temperatures continue to warm, experts say.

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Racial disparities persist in cancer care

A new study finds that, despite efforts in the last decade to mitigate cancer treatment disparities, black patients are significantly less likely than white patients to receive therapy for various types of cancer. The authors ...

dateJan 07, 2008 in Cancer
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