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2012-08-23 23:42:39

New born human infants have the largest brains among primates, but also the highest proportion of body fat.

2012-04-02 23:01:33

The Mount Sinai Medical Center and MRC Technology (MRCT), the technology transfer organization for the United Kingdom’s prestigious Medical Research Council, have reached an agreement to collaborate

2011-12-06 22:49:15

Stem cell scientists at King's College London will today (Tuesday 6 December) announce they have submitted to the UK Stem Cell Bank (UKSCB) their first clinical grade human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines that are free from animal-derived products, known as 'xeno-free' stem cells.

2011-09-26 11:22:16

Scientists have for the first time discovered sixteen new sections of the genetic code that relate to lung health -- opening up the possibility for better prevention as well as treatment for lung diseases.

2011-07-12 12:50:54

Siblings of people with autism show a similar pattern of brain activity to that seen in people with autism when looking at emotional facial expressions.

2011-06-24 12:46:41

A side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death in older people.

2011-04-18 19:51:26

Scientists have discovered that a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child's risk of obesity many years later.


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'.