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Fish to be rescued from Texas river amid drought

(AP) -- Wildlife biologists on Friday will evacuate two species of minnows from the shrinking waters of a West Texas river in the first of what could be several rescue operations involving fish affected by the state's worst ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Ecology
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Plants in cities are an underestimated carbon store

Vegetation in towns and cities can make a significant contribution to carbon storage and, ecologists say, could lock away even more carbon if local authorities and gardeners planted and maintained more trees. The study, published ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Environment
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'Un-growth hormone' increases longevity

A compound which acts in the opposite way as growth hormone can reverse some of the signs of aging, a research team that includes a Saint Louis University physician has shown. The finding may be counter-intuitive to some ...

dateDec 23, 2010 in Medical research
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Amino acid supplement makes mice live longer

When mice are given drinking water laced with a special concoction of amino acids, they live longer than your average mouse, according to a new report in the October issue of Cell Metabolism. The key ingredients in the su ...

dateOct 05, 2010 in Medical research
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SIRT1 gene important for memory

A protein implicated in many biological processes also may play a role in memory, according to a study led by the University of Southern California and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.

dateJul 22, 2010 in Neuroscience
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