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Slime mold prefers sleeping pills

In a new paper published in Nature Precedings, Andrew Adamatzky from the University of the West of England shows that slime molds like Physarum polycephalum prefers sleeping pills and their sedative effects over ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology weblog
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Eating low-fat, thanks to lupin proteins

Food should be delicious, healthy and sustainably produced. Researchers are working on new methods to use as many parts of plants as possible for nutrition. In the future, vegetable ingredients could replace ...

dateJan 03, 2011 in Other
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Every egg is different

Migratory birds have to allocate their resources for reproduction in an efficient way in order to commence breeding shortly after arrival. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Small fish exploits forbidding environment

Jellyfish moved into the oceans off the coast of southwest Africa when the sardine population crashed. Now another small fish is living in the oxygen-depleted zone part-time and turning the once ecologically ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Calcium consumption may cause prostate cancer in Chinese

Among Chinese men, calcium consumption — even at relatively low levels and from non-dairy food sources such as soy, grains and green vegetables — may increase prostate cancer risk, according to results published in Cancer Re ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Cancer
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