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2010-12-13 21:29:58

UCSF researchers have identified an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as people age.

2010-12-08 15:00:02

When two individuals face off in conflict, the classic problem in evolutionary biology known as the prisoner's dilemma says that the individuals are not likely to cooperate even if it is in their best interests to do so.

2010-10-08 10:30:00

Healthy Aging: Unlocking the Secrets of Longevity With Science and Public Policy WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., MPA, Chair of Meridian International Center's Global Health Program will moderate the 5th Annual Global Health Forum, an Italy-U.S.

2010-09-21 22:10:34

For advanced activities of our daily life (such as driving a car, or seeing a movie), to be awake is important.

2010-09-21 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute for Renewable Energy (NIRE), a non-profit, public/private collaboration, which was fostered by the Innovate Texas Foundation, announces major wind turbine development and research projects in Texas.

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2010-07-06 06:05:00

The Moon’s geological past could be better understood by a mineral that Japanese astronomers report they have found.

2010-06-28 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical Inc., a world leader in products to treat pre-cancerous tissue in the esophagus, reported today that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom has published new guidelines approving the use of radiofrequency ablation for the eradication of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition that affects over 6.6 million people around the world and is caused by...

2010-06-09 14:19:03

Study shows that low-income African-Americans have higher rates of chronic kidney disease than other African-Americans or whites.

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2010-05-26 06:40:00

Adults in good health who consume one to two glasses of alcohol per day have a smaller chance of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who abstain from alcohol.

2010-05-25 16:02:00

DALLAS, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Alstom, a global leader in power generation, today announced that Alstom Wind has entered into a long-term collaborative R&D agreement with the National Institute for Renewable Energy (NIRE).


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.