- Married People Have Less Stress Hormone Production
Being married has been associated with improving health but a new study suggests that having that long-term bond alters hormones in a way that reduces stress- but you don't need to buy a ring just yet; unmarried people in a committed relationship show ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2010 - 11:00am
- How Will Nanoparticles And Neurons Get Along?
Much of the predicted future of neuro technology is grounded in the continuing success and development of nano technology. This field is broad, for sure, and is even a primary target of the US Federal Government (see the NNI). ...
Article - Matthew T. Dearing - Aug 18 2010 - 10:12pm
- Collective Immunity: Multi-Attribute Optimization Of Pediatric Vaccine Policies
"We hear a lot about bioterrorism and pandemics," says Sheldon H. Jacobson, a professor of computer science and pediatrics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,"but the fact of the matter is, the threat to routine immunization is o ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2010 - 10:51am
- Obesity Virus? Can The AD-36 Cold Virus Make Kids Fat?
A group of researchers are contending obese kids may not be the result of lax parenting or a junk-food culture; obesity may have an infectious origin, according to a cross-sectional study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researcher ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 20 2010 - 11:35am
- Soap Ingredient Can Cure 2 Billion People (Yes, That Was A Billion With B)
Recently scientists have discovered that a little molecule called Triclosan can help us eradicate a condition that affects 2 billion people around the world (we are only 6.7 billion total right?). A parasitic infection called toxoplasmosis affects those ma ...
Article - Raghuveer Ramacha... - Sep 27 2010 - 11:55am
- Biology Is Not Flat: Exploring Cells In 3-D
Cells and tissues grow, develop and interact in a 3-D world, why not study them that way? The methods of culturing and studying human cells have traditionally been carried out on flat impermeable surfaces and those techniques have obviously produced a ste ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 19 2010 - 11:17am
- CYP2E1 Gene And Alcoholism Linked
Researchers say they have discovered a gene variant that may protect against alcoholism. The variant, in a gene called CYP2E1, is associated with a person's response to alcohol. For the 10 to 20 percent of people that possess this variant, those fi ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 15 2011 - 3:08pm
- Enterovirus 71- Investigating The Evolution Of A New Polio Virus
As a result of a global health campaign, polioviruses have almost been eradicated in many areas of the world but enterovirus 71 is closely related to poliovirus and was first detected in California in the 1960s. Since then the virus has spread across Asia, ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2010 - 9:48am
- TRIM21: Have Scientists Found A Cure For The Common Cold?
The number of times the common cold has been cured, or prevented, is far too long a list for this site- though recently those claims have been overtaken by the kookier segments of homeopathy. But researchers at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambr ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2010 - 2:19pm
- Genetic Irony- Sickle Cell Gene Provides Protection Against Malaria?
Haemoglobin S (HbS) is known to cause sickle cell disease and it is usually fatal if untreated so shouldn't natural selection have eliminated it? Instead, the sickle cell gene is common in people of African, Mediterranean and Indian origin, areas ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 3 2010 - 1:51pm