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2013-06-28 13:14:00

Children with more genetic risks for asthma are not only more likely to develop the condition at a young age, but they are also more likely to continue to suffer with asthma into adulthood.

Carbon Nanotube Harpoon Used to Catch Individual Brain-cell Signals
2013-06-20 11:33:48

Neuroscientists may soon be modern-day harpooners, snaring individual brain-cell signals instead of whales with tiny spears made of carbon nanotubes.

Eating And Exercise Habits Influenced By Mothers
2013-06-19 05:31:37

Mothers who practice what they preach when it comes to being active and making healthy food choices are more likely to have children who exercise and eat well, according to research published online Tuesday by the International Journal of Obesity.

2013-06-12 23:18:50

Today DataChambers announces that it plans to expand into the Charlotte market with a new data center to be built on the research campus—providing businesses across the region with hosted and

Gamers Have Better Visual And Decision Making Skills
2013-06-12 09:34:54

Just as exercise and lifting weights can be used to boost the body’s strength, playing video games can train the brain to make better and faster decisions based on visual input.

Bioengineered Blood Vessels Successfully Implanted In Patient
2013-06-07 04:50:47

Surgeons at Duke University have announced the successful implantation of a bioengineered blood vessel in the United States.

Pollution Controls Increase Attendance On Beaches
2013-06-06 11:53:23

Southern California beaches with storm drain diversion systems attract millions more people annually, a new study in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin shows.

Promise In Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Shown With Genetic Editing
2013-06-05 08:48:09

Using a novel genetic 'editing' technique, Duke University biomedical engineers have been able to repair a defect responsible for one of the most common inherited disorders, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, in cell samples from Duchenne patients.

2013-06-03 23:04:25

Duke University Commencement, Edenton NC 300th Celebration among groundbreaking photos hosted on gigapan.com. (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Aqueti, a new company

Having The Biggest Playlist Doesn't Make A Male Songbird The Brainiest Of The Bunch
2013-05-22 13:17:58

For songbirds, singing a lot of songs indicates a bird is smart, but that signal is not necessarily indicative of intelligence for everything


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).