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2011-03-09 09:35:30

After years of experimenting with the feces of large cats, a team from the University of Queensland discovered that the feces of tigers is an effective deterrent in warding off animal pests such as goats and kangaroos from certain plants.

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2011-02-18 06:05:00

Black bears show surprisingly significant and previously unobserved slowing of their metabolism during and after hibernation.

2011-01-22 00:00:43

13therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the company has received a new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health, for $3.0 million.

2011-01-20 00:00:50

Over 1.7 million bottles of Nopalea™ – the natural anti-inflammatory drink by TriVita – have been sold, announced the company.

2010-12-28 08:19:01

A protein identified at the University of Central Florida lab has the power to suppress inflammation, a discovery that could help get to the root causes of disorders like arthritis and heart diseases.

2010-11-12 01:44:11

One protein single-handedly controls the growth of blood vessels into the developing brains of mice embryos.

2010-11-04 17:53:43

The adult human skeleton undergoes constant remodeling, with new bone forming at sites that have been broken down by a precise process called resorption.

2010-10-18 08:33:09

After women exercise, they generally glow with radiance.

2010-10-15 17:09:01

Researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine are using an innovative new imaging technique to study how white blood cells (called neutrophils) respond to inflammation, and have revealed new targets to inhibit the response.

2010-10-14 13:36:40

While the blood-brain barrier (BBB) protects the brain from harmful chemicals occurring naturally in the blood, it also obstructs the transport of drugs to the brain.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.