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New program examines stem cells' potential to repair, replace damaged tissue
...lk, for example, you are generating a vibration to your
bone that helps keep that bone healthy and helps make that bone grow. The question is, 'How some of these mechanisms change as we and our bones grow older?'" Although relatively little is known about the function of stem cells in the body, some stem ...
Health concerns: Mosquito mapping may help
...halitis or some other mosquito-borne disease is in your
neighborhood. The Knowledge Engineering Lab in the department of entomology at Texas A&M University is heading up the project to develop the statewide Mosquito Spatial Information Management System. The real-time system -- that will be available thr...
Endurance running may be key to evolution of human body form
...us maximus. "Your gluteus maximus stabilizes your
trunk as you lean forward in a run," Lieberman says. "A run is like a controlled fall, and the buttocks help to control it." Runners also get a lot of help from their Achilles tendons, tough bands of tissue that anchor the calf muscles to th...
How running made us human
... the center of mass back so it's easier to balance your
head when you are bobbing up and down running," Br... body move independently, "which allows you to use your
upper body to counteract the twisting forces from your
swinging legs," Bramble says. Shorter fo...
Not finding life? Dig deeper.
...ack, Maier said, "If you aren't very careful about your
Mars protocol, you could miss life that's there." Peter H. Smith, the UA planetary scientist who is the principal investigator for the upcoming Phoenix mission to Mars, said, "Scientists on the Phoenix Mission suspect that there are re...
Hold the stuffing: Low-glycemic diet may help keep weight off
...when you diet, internal mechanisms work to restore your
weight to that setpoint. A low-GL diet may work better with these internal biological responses to create the greatest likelihood of long-term weight loss." Confirming other research, Ludwig's team also found that the low-GL group had significantly ...
Psychological stress and disease: UCSF-led study suggests connection
...e suggested that chronic stress can take years off your
life; the implications of this study are that this is true at the cellular level. Chronic stress appears to have the potential to shorten the life of cells, at least immune cells." While it is not yet clear how psychological stress impacts telomeres,...
Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity
... and Dr V Bokony Search for food or steal your
companion's meal? Although this is a widespread dilemma facing almost every social being, from insects to humans, we hardly understand how animals choose between these tactics. In this study we manipulated the esuriency of house sparrows and observed...
Fragmented habitats no ultimate refuges for forest-dwelling tropical birds
...arch journal "Conservation Biology." "If you lose your
habitat, everybody is equally threatened," added Harris' co-author, Stuart Pimm. "There's no special class of species that seems to adapt well to the habitats we create for them." Harris recently completed his doctorate under Pimm at Duke's Nicholas ...
Purdue research offers hope for canine, human spinal injuries
...y promising research, but it won't be available in your
hospital for some time." On the other hand, once these issues are ironed out, Borgens said the next step would be human trials. "We do not anticipate this treatment to have any significant effect on people who have...
Stanford study links obesity to hormonal changes from lack of sleep
...ers appetite, lower levels of a hormone that tells your
body it's full and an increased body mass index. The findings not only add to the growing body of evidence showing that sleep duration may be an important regulator of body weight and metabolism, but they also document for the first time the relation...
Discovery about Vitamin C explains its metabolic value
...there's a protein in LDL, the "bad" cholesterol in your
blood, which if damaged by toxic lipids can increase the chance of atherosclerotic lesions. In continuing research, the OSU team plans to study the role of this newly understood reaction between vitamin C and toxic lipids in atherosclerosis. In clini...
Dwarf mistletoe reveals its sexual secrets
Hold off putting up your
usual variety of mistletoe the dwarf mistletoe co...n tube prematurely (or pre-emptively, depending on your
interpretation). "In all previously described flowering plants, the formation of the egg and...
Balancing 'hysteria and suspicion': Doctors face new responsibilities in 'bioterrorism era'
...like symptoms. "You don't want to walk into your
doctor's office with flu-like symptoms and be told...exotic, such as a biological agent, you would hope your
physician has a high enough index of suspicion that he or she may take the extra moment to consider ...
Your brain and you: Forecasting the ethical challenges ahead for neuroscience and society
...e other little boys in the class on Ritalin? Then your
kid looks like a bad student in comparison unless he also takes medication, even if he does not have attentional problems" Perhaps the trickiest ethical issues surrounding neuroscience are those that confront some of our best-held assumptions of our ...
Needling chromosomes yields insights into cell division
... micromanipulation apparatus is arranged such that your
view is up through the bottom of the cell, and the needles are coming down through a layer of oil covering the cell to preserve it. "So, you also have to constantly adjust the focus to determine where the needle is coming down into the cell. This is ...
Healthy mix of GI tract microbes are key to preventing allergies and asthma
...ggest you start paying more attention to what's in your
gut. In the January 2005 issue of Infection & Immu...gle says. "But if you are taking antibiotics while your
diet consists of white bread and fried food, you are not going to maintain the healthy microflora ba...
Does cancer run in families?
...robably one of the most pressing questions is what your
chances are of getting it yourself. In a paper published in PloS Medicine , the premier medical journal freely available online, Laufey Amundadottir and colleagues from deCODE genetics (a company that is using genetics to develop new drug treatments...
University of Chicago researchers discovered that humans are a 'privileged' evolutionary lineage
... in fitness," he said, "because you can manipulate your
social structure to your
advantage. "Even devoid of the social context, as humans become more intelligent, it might create a ...
Mothers speak: Physicians often fall short when delivering a down syndrome diagnosis
...ild is going to bring great richness and warmth to your
family and community"; "Your child should be loved just like any other child"; "Your child will teach you and others life lessons"; "Your child will be a beacon of what humanity is supposed to stand for." Based on the mothers' comments, Skotko offers...
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