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Cognitive decline begins in late 20s, study suggests

A new study indicates that some aspects of peoples' cognitive skills - such as the ability to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information and detect relationships - peak at about the age of 22, and then begin a ...

Mar 20, 2009
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Molecular motors in cells work together, study shows

Even within cells, the left hand knows what the right hand is doing. Molecular motors, the little engines that power cell mobility and the ability of cells to transport internal cargo, work together and in close coordination, ...

Feb 13, 2009
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Researchers uncover gene's role in severity of drinking

New research from the University of Virginia Health System could help explain why some alcoholics are more severe drinkers than others. A UVA team has found strong evidence that the serotonin transporter gene, SLC6A4, plays ...

Feb 04, 2009
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Groundbreaking discovery may lead to stronger antibiotics

The last decade has seen a dramatic decline in the effectiveness of antibiotics, resulting in a mounting public health crisis across the world. A new breakthrough by University of Virginia researchers provides physicians ...

Oct 01, 2008
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Researcher micro-sizes genetics testing

Using new "lab on a chip" technology, James Landers hopes to create a hand-held device that may eventually allow physicians, crime scene investigators, pharmacists, even the general public to quickly and inexpensively ...

Sep 19, 2008
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Algae: Biofuel of the future?

University of Virginia researchers have a plan to greatly increase algae oil yields by feeding the algae extra carbon dioxide (the main greenhouse gas) and organic material like sewage, meaning the algae could simultaneously ...

Aug 19, 2008
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