Archive: 02/7/2008

Impaired fat-burning gene worsens diabetes

Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have in collaboration with researchers from Finland, China, Japan and the US discovered new cellular mechanisms that lead to in insulin resistance in people ...

Feb 07, 2008
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How water shrews find prey in the dark

Shrews are tiny mammals that have been widely characterized as simple and primitive. This traditional view is challenged by a new study of the hunting methods of an aquatic member of the species, the water ...

Feb 07, 2008
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Probing Question: What is a red tide?

Although its name sounds like a low-budget horror movie, you won't find "Red Tide" at a theater near you. To take in this natural phenomenon, you'll have to venture to the ocean, because red tide — or more ...

Feb 07, 2008
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Root or shoot? EAR calls the shots

Controlled by a tightly regulated choreography that determines what should go up and what should go down, plants develop along a polar axis with a root on one end and a shoot on the other.

Feb 07, 2008
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Asian women at risk for arterial defect

A seemingly random arterial abnormality that can cause heart attack and sudden death in adults with no previous symptoms may not be so random after all. A group of researchers in the Netherlands discovered that many people ...

Feb 07, 2008
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