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New finding may help baby boomers get buff

If you're an aging baby boomer hoping for a buffer physique, there's hope. A team of American scientists from Texas and Michigan have made a significant discovery about the cause of age-related muscle atrophy that could lead ...

dateJan 04, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Road rage: Fuel vapor heightens aggression

Outrageous prices may not be the only thing causing anger at the petrol pumps. A new study, published in the open access journal BMC Physiology, has shown that rats exposed to fumes from leaded and unleaded gasoline become ...

dateNov 24, 2009 in Medical research
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Herbal tonic for radiotherapy

Antioxidant extracts of the leaves of the Gingko biloba tree may protect cells from radiation damage, according to a study published in the International Journal of Low Radiation. The discovery may one day be used to help ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Cancer
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The Long and the Short of Acrylate Polymerization

(PhysOrg.com) -- Used in such diverse applications as adhesives, detergents, and super-absorbent disposable diapers, polyacrylates are key polymers, but the mechanisms of their formation are complex and have long been incompletely ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Polymers
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