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Clinical trial for Rett syndrome launched

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have begun a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to test a potential drug treatment for Rett syndrome, the leading known genetic cause of autism in girls. The drug, mecasermin, a ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Medical research
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The double-edged sword of dominance

A study of chimpanzees has revealed that dominant animals with higher testosterone levels tend to suffer from an increased burden of parasites. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal BioPsychoSocial Medicine ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Shy trout size it up

Personality is not just a feature unique to humans and pets. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) have revealed that also brown trout have individual characters and show different personalities.

dateDec 06, 2010 in Ecology
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What makes flies attack?

Pity the poor female fruit fly. Being a looker is simply not enough, it seems. If you're to get a date, much less a proposal, you must also smell and act like a girl. Otherwise, you might just have a fight on your hands. ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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