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2012-05-07 09:14:59

A University of Adelaide study has identified the risk of major birth defects associated with different types of assisted reproductive technology.

2012-04-02 20:44:24

New University of Otago research suggests that when non-religious people think about their own death they become more consciously skeptical about religion, but unconsciously grow more receptive to religious belief.

2012-04-02 20:41:17

The characterisation of a rare immune cell’s involvement in antibody production and ability to ‘remember’ infectious agents could help to improve vaccination and lead to new treatments for immune disorders.

Image 1 - Ultracold Experiments Heat Up Quantum Research
2012-03-21 04:17:04

University of Chicago physicists have experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, that atoms chilled to temperatures near absolute zero may behave like seemingly unrelated natural systems of vastly different scales, offering potential insights into links between the atomic realm and deep questions of cosmology.

2012-03-12 14:38:27

A study of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in North Carolina has revealed areas where rates are unusually high.

2012-03-09 00:53:28

By discovering how a blood clot-busting enzyme is switched on, researchers have unlocked a century-old atomic riddle that could lead to new treatments for clotting and bleeding disorders, and some cancers.

2012-03-02 14:02:45

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have figured out how the human body keeps essential genes switched “on” and silences the vast stretches of genetic repeats and “junk” DNA.

2012-02-22 21:34:08

Sometimes our immune defence attacks our own cells.


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'.