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2010-05-14 09:36:19

A new commentary on the nature of pathogens is raising startling new questions about the role that fundamental science research on evolution plays in the understanding of emerging disease.

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2010-04-15 06:53:54

Separate species that live in radically different environments don't necessarily also have different ecological niches.

2010-03-29 18:01:00

PARIS, March 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN, and NYSE: SNY) announced today that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in England and Wales, has just published a new appraisal consultation document (ACD)[1] for Multaq(R) (dronedarone) indicating its intention to recommend Multaq(R) use for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The NICE appraisal committee's preliminary recommendation is to endorse Multaq(R)...

2010-03-01 15:46:48

Alcohol dependence (AD) is a complex disease for which both genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility.

2010-02-10 16:01:00

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2010-02-10 12:44:37

Scientists have determined that a new instrument known as PIB-PET is effective in detecting deposits of amyloid-beta protein plaques in the brains of living people, and that these deposits are predictive of who will develop Alzheimer’s disease.

2010-01-10 13:16:44

An experimental compound repaired a defective alcohol metabolism enzyme that affects an estimated 1 billion people worldwide, according to research supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

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2009-12-25 07:35:03

Only in recent years have scientists figured out that the secretive Amazonian manatee migrates from shallow to deeper waters.

2009-12-03 10:19:00

Organizations Will Explore Potential of Advanced Networks for Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities GEORGETOWN, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and Internet2(R) have signed a letter of agreement for reciprocal membership.

2009-12-01 14:21:29

Taste stimulation and its anticipation activates muscle glucose metabolism via 'orexin' neurons in the brain and thereby reduces blood glucose level in mice.


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