Archive: 12/8/2009

Why King Kong failed to impress

Humans have the same receptors for detecting odors related to sex as do other apes and primates. But each species uses them in different ways, stemming from the way the genes for these receptors have evolved over time, according ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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British researchers: little evidence Tamiflu works

(AP) -- British researchers say there is little evidence Tamiflu stops complications in healthy people who catch the flu, though public health officials contend the swine flu drug reduces flu hospitalizations and deaths.

dateDec 08, 2009 in Medications
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Testosterone does not induce aggression

New scientific evidence refutes the preconception that testosterone causes aggressive, egocentric, and risky behavior. A study at the Universities of Zurich and Royal Holloway London with more than 120 experimental subjects ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Cut out the (estrogen) middleman

Estrogen seems to act like a middleman in its positive effect on the brain, raising the possibility that future drugs may bypass the carcinogenic hormone altogether while reaping its benefits.

dateDec 08, 2009 in Neuroscience
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