Archive: 02/9/2010

Chocoholic mice fear no pain

Ever get a buzz from eating chocolate? A study published in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience has shown that chocolate-craving mice are ready to tolerate electric shocks to get their fix.

Feb 09, 2010
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Drinking, Smoking Often Intertwine for Students

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mark and Mimi Nichter have published a series of articles recently about the smoking behaviors of college students, offering important insights about smoking related to drinking, gender and ...

Feb 09, 2010
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Butter leads to lower blood fats than olive oil

High blood fat levels normally raise the cholesterol values in the blood, which in turn elevates the risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack. Now a new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that butter leads to considerably ...

Feb 09, 2010
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Online ad improvement seen in IAC's 4Q loss

(AP) -- Internet company IAC/InterActiveCorp lost $1 billion in the fourth quarter because it wrote down the value of its search business, but the results beat expectations and offered the latest indication that the online ...

Feb 09, 2010
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Engineering bacterial cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two teams of Oxford University researchers led by Professors Judith Armitage and David Stuart have made the first steps towards being able to engineer a bacterial cell that can sense and respond to novel ...

Feb 09, 2010
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Cultures of suicide

(PhysOrg.com) -- A UQ researcher has surveyed and interviewed students across three continents to understand the social representations, values, beliefs, attitudes and meanings associated with youth suicide.

Feb 09, 2010
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Sporting Prowess Through Brain Power

A study conducted by scientists at Brunel University and at the University of Hong Kong has found that expert sportsmen are quicker to observe and react to their opponents' moves than novice players, exhibiting enhanced activation ...

Feb 09, 2010
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