Archive: 05/7/2009

Undiagnosed diabetes takes economic toll

Approximately 6.3 million adults—or one fourth of the people in the U.S. with diabetes mellitus—are unaware they have the disease, and this undiagnosed population accounts for an estimated $18 billion in health care costs ...

dateMay 07, 2009 in Health
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Meet DNA's personal assistants

Just as scientists finished sequencing the human genome, they got a new surprise. Inside the genetic pathway, where DNA produces proteins to sustain life, they found microRNA. These tiny ubiquitous molecules have opened a ...

dateMay 07, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Why silkworms find mulberries attractive

A new study published online on May 7th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, has found the source of silkworms' attraction to mulberry leaves, their primary food source. A jasmine-scented chemical emitte ...

dateMay 07, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Researchers study the idling brain

Oregon Health & Science University researchers, along with scientists at Washington University in St. Louis, are uncovering new information about the mind by studying the brain while it is at rest. It is believed this research ...

dateMay 07, 2009 in Other
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