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Pioneering HIV research recognized

Professor Michael H. Malim, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at King's College London, has been announced as the recipient of the 2010 M Jeang Retrovirology Prize. The prize, which is awarded annually, and is ...

Dec 01, 2010 not rated yet 0

Allotment gardeners reap healthy rewards

People who have an allotment, especially those aged over 60, tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health have shown that the sm ...

Nov 22, 2010 3 / 5 (1) 0

Unhappy children turn to sex and alcohol

Young children who don't like school are more likely to be involved in underage drinking and sexual activity. A study reported in BioMed Central's open access journal Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention and Policy, has fo ...

Nov 09, 2010 3 / 5 (3) 1

Males more considerate than imagined

Male worms plug females after copulation as a form of 'gift', rather than to prevent them from mating again, as had previously been thought. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology found ...

Nov 01, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

Olive oil protects liver

Extra-virgin olive oil can protect the liver from oxidative stress. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism exposed rats to a moderately toxic herbicide known to deplete antiox ...

Oct 29, 2010 5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Western diet exacerbates sepsis

High fat diets cause a dramatic immune system overreaction to sepsis, a condition of systemic bacterial infection. An experimental study in mice, published in the open access journal BMC Physiology, has shown that a diet ...

Oct 19, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

Female fish flaunt fins to attract a mate

For the first time, biologists have described the evolution of the size of a female trait which males use to choose a partner. The research, published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, shows ...

Oct 08, 2010 not rated yet 0