Science & Society
- Casual Games For Girls Are Serious Business
The core of the gaming industry has always been young men with plenty of free time but increasingly investors and developers are trying to attract the casual gamers, including women, who have less time and infrequent contiguous blocks but are still interes ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2007 - 10:42pm
- Pomegranate Juice Acts Like Viagra?
According to a pilot study, pomegranate juice was found to have beneficial effects on erectile dysfunction (ED), a disorder that affects 1 in 10 men worldwide and 10 to 30 million men in the United States alone. ED can be caused by several factors, includi ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 26 2011 - 10:24am
- Study Examines Video Game Play Among Adolescents
On school days, teen boys who play video games appear to spend less time reading and teen girls who play video games appear to spend less time doing homework than those who do not play video games, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Ped ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 2 2007 - 4:26pm
- Why Do IVF Embryos Become Twins More Often?
Evidence gathered from time-lapse recordings of the formation of early embryos (blastocysts) in the laboratory has revealed why embryos created via IVF and undergoing extended culture are more likely to develop into twins than those created via natural con ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 3 2007 - 4:23pm
- Rethinking Implants- Make Them React With The Body, Not Be Inert
A world leader in medical implants calls for a rethink in our approach to building medical implants. Currently so-called biomaterials are chosen because they are reasonably successful at hiding from the body’s immune system, and are consequently not reject ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2007 - 8:07am
- Why You Buy From Celebrity Endorsers
You buy more salad dressing from Paul Newman under his own label than you would if he were in commercials for someone else, research says. Endorsements by the rich and famous have long been a staple of the advertising industry. They can give otherwise mund ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Prescriptions Costs For Elderly Men Higher Than Women
Independent research, involving over 3 million Italians, conducted by Henley Management College and the University of Milan has concluded that the prescription costs for men over the age of 65 is significantly higher than it is for women. The primary objec ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2007 - 10:22am
- BLOODchip Guarantees Safety In Blood Transfusions
Basque biotechnology company Progenika Biopharma have presented a device, known as BLOODchip, which greatly eliminates the risk of adverse reactions due to incompatibility in blood groups between donor and receptor in blood transfusions. With the aim of gu ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2007 - 4:01pm
- The Shangri-La Diet: What Went Wrong?
Andrew Gelman astutely noted that the three researchers (Michel Cabanac, Anthony Sclafani, and Israel Ramirez) whose work I used the most to come up with the Shangri-La Diet were not at Harvard or Yale or Rockefeller University. Isn’t that where breakthro ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Jul 6 2007 - 7:08am
- England Banned Smoking, But Will They Ban The Hookah?
Should a ban on smoking exempt people who do it for 'cultural' reasons? What if the science regarding the detrimental effects of certain types of smoking is inconclusive? This is an issue lawmakers in the UK will have to struggle with as advocate ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2007 - 4:14pm