- Genetic Differences Influence Aging Rates In The Wild
Long-lived, wild animals harbor genetic differences that influence how quickly they begin to show their age, according to the results of a long-term study reported in Current Biology. Evidence for the existence of such genetic variation for aging rates—a c ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 13 2007 - 7:30am
- The Globin Explanation Of Why Some Mammals Go So Long Underwater Without Oxygen
No human can survive longer than a few minutes underwater, and even a well-trained Olympic swimmer needs frequent gulps of air. Our brains need a constant supply of oxygen, particularly during exercise. Contrast that with Weddell seals, animals that dive a ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 19 2007 - 1:57am
- Nonin Medical, Inc. Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2007 Award For Product Differentiation Innovation
MINNEAPOLIS, December 19 /PRNewswire/-- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of physiological monitoring solutions, received the 2007 Industry Best Practices Award for Product Differentiation Innovation from Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Dec 19 2007 - 2:30pm
- Even Bacteria Get Old...
Did you know even bacteria get old? Scientists traditionally assumed that bacteria were immortal, since these single-celled organisms split into two apparently identical daughter cells, which in turn divide, and so on. We now believe that this is not true. ...
Article - John Dennehy - Dec 21 2007 - 12:29pm
- Bengalese Finch Study Gives Clues To Optimizing Human Motor Skills
The melodious sound of a songbird may appear effortless, but his elocutions are actually the result of rigorous training undergone in youth and maintained throughout adulthood. His tune has virtually “crystallized” by maturity. The same control is seen in ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 23 2007 - 5:30pm
- LR11 And Why Fish Oil Prevents Alzheimer's
It's good news that we are living longer, but bad news that the longer we live, the better our odds of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss, dementia, pers ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 26 2007 - 12:50pm
- Study: The Physiological Effects Of Alcohol On Sexual Behavior
A team of researchers at Penn Sate has used an animal model to reveal, for the first time, a physiological basis for the effect of alcohol on male sexual behavior, including increased sexual arousal and decreased sexual inhibition. The research in PLoS ONE ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 6 2008 - 9:30am
- GDF5 Gene Linked To Arthritis And Human Height
In studies involving more than 35,000 people and a survey across the entire human genome, an international team supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found evidence that common genetic variants recently linked to osteoarthritis m ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 13 2008 - 3:53pm
- Environmental Flying: Boeing 767 More Fuel Efficient Than Airbus 330
A 53-page study designed to provide a comparison between the KC-767 Advanced Tanker (AT), based on the 767, and its major competitor in the U.S. Air Force's KC-135 Tanker Replacement Program states that a commercial 767 airplane is substantially more ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2008 - 8:43pm
- Tired Of Beer? Extra Virgin Olive Oil Also Rich In Polyphenols
Researchers from the University of Granada have for the first time analyzed the antioxidant properties of olive oil, a product rich in polyphenols. The Environmental, Biochemical and Nutritional Analytical-Control Research Group had already carried out the ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 17 2008 - 11:29am