Science & Society
- Why Some Females Act Like Males- Follow The Nose
For years, scientists have searched in vain for slivers of the brain that might drive the dramatic differences between male and female behavior. Now biologists at Harvard University say these efforts may have fallen flat because such differences may not ar ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 5 2007 - 12:59pm
- Should Patients Be Paid To Take Their Medicine?
Last week, it was announced that drug addicts in England are to be given shopping vouchers for complying with treatment programs. Rewarding patients to cooperate is not new, argues Tom Burns, a senior psychiatrist at Warneford Hospital in Oxford. Most ment ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 5 2007 - 1:17pm
- Report From SciFoo
The past few days have been quite stimulating. The SciFoo conference started right after I got off the plane in San Francisco on Friday evening around 18:00 and lasted till midnight. With the jetlag from the east coast I was exhausted but the energy of the ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Aug 5 2007 - 6:15pm
- SciFoo Lives On Second Life
After complaining that there was not enough time to cover everything at the Science Foo Camp, and after getting some very positive feedback from our chemical reaction mechanism representation in Second Life, it occurred to me that it would make sense to at ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Aug 7 2007 - 3:47pm
- Can Simulated Relationships Offer Insight Into Real Ones?
In a new study appearing in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, researchers at the University of Illinois explore real-life relationship issues by looking at the choices people make in simulated online dating relationships. By standardizing the beh ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2007 - 4:56pm
- Diet Foods For Children May Cause Weight Problems
A team of researchers contends that animals learn to connect the taste of food with the amount of caloric energy it provides, and children who consume low-calorie versions of foods that are normally high in calories may develop distorted connections betwee ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2007 - 11:52pm
- Study Says Milk Is As Good As Protein Drinks For Workouts
Part of an ongoing study into the impact of drinking milk after heavy weightlifting has found that milk helps exercisers burn more fat. The study by researchers at McMaster University and published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was c ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2007 - 10:01am
- The Impact Of Cardio Exercise In Male Vs. Female Hearts
While cardiovascular disease occurs in both men and women, it does not affect them in the same way. Risk factors and protective factors for heart diseases are likewise unequal. The molecular mechanisms responsible for these differences are so far unknown, ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2007 - 12:13pm
- Drug Testing Breakthrough- Turning Mice Into Human Liver Cell Factories
Oregon Health & Science University researchers have figured out how to turn a mouse into a factory for human liver cells that can be used to test how pharmaceuticals are metabolized. The technique could soon become the gold standard not only for examin ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2007 - 6:43pm
- Is Alcohol And Tobacco Use Genetic?
Alcohol and smoking can be harmful, if not deadly. While the desire for these substances can be due to environmental cues, genomic factors also play an important role. The etiology of these desires is multifactorial and a result of complex interactions wit ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2007 - 4:45pm