Archive: 04/7/2008

Surgeons announce advance in atrial fibrillation surgery

Heart surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report that by adding a simple 10-20 second step to an operative procedure they achieved a significant improvement in the outcome for the surgical treatment ...

Apr 07, 2008
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Salt-tolerant gene found in simple plant nothing to sneeze at

Whether a plant withers unproductively or thrives in salty conditions may now be better understood by biologists. The cellular mechanism that controls salt tolerance has been found in the arabidopsis plant by a Texas AgriLife ...

Apr 07, 2008
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Study suggests genetic factors associated with common fears

Genetic factors that are associated with fears appear to change as children and adolescents age, with some familial factors declining in importance over time while other genetic risk factors arise in adolescence and adulthood, ...

Apr 07, 2008
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Keeping African artifacts in Africa

It is common for professional archaeologists and paleoanthropologists working in Africa to populate western museums with foreign artifacts by excavating and permanently removing them from history rich communities in Africa. ...

Apr 07, 2008
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Study: Girls more bilingual than boys

A study by a Montreal researcher suggests more Canadian girls understand both English and French than boys beginning as early as age 5.

Apr 07, 2008
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More genes for Lou Gehrig's disease identified

In recent months a spate of mutations have been found in a disease protein called TDP-43 that is implicated in two neurodegenerative disorders: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and ...

Apr 07, 2008
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