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Heart Attack Risk Linked To Low Vitamin D Levels
2012-09-25 09:13:44

According to the World Health Organization, 17 million people die from heart disease every year. With this staggering statistic, it is no wonder that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for adults around the globe.

2012-09-20 16:54:17

Scientists have been trying to explain the causes of diabetes for many years.

2012-09-19 16:01:34

A new Cochrane Review concludes that all countries should consider establishing proper home birth services.

New Fungal Species Discovered In Denmark
2012-09-04 15:28:55

A new fungal species, called Hebelomagriseopruinatum, has now officially been included in the list of species.

2012-08-23 23:50:10

Enzymes involved in breaking down fat can now be manipulated to work three times harder by turning on a molecular switch recently observed by chemists at the University of Copenhagen.

2012-08-13 21:54:44

About 25,000 Danes currently live with congenital heart defects. Both heredity and environment play a role for these malformations, but exactly how various risk factors influence the development of the heart during pregnancy has been a mystery until now.

2012-08-06 11:23:56

Plants produce toxins to defend themselves against potential enemies, from herbivorous pests to diseases.

Greedy Pest Insects Deceived With Help From Gene Technology
2012-08-01 08:10:22

Worldwide cabbage farmers have vast problems with the diamond-back moth.

2012-07-09 17:13:49

A third of the world’s human population is infected with a dormant tuberculosis bacteria, primarily people living in developing countries.

Future Cure For Depression May Be Found In South African Daffodils
2012-06-25 10:25:44

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have previously documented that substances from the South African plant species Crinum and Cyrtanthus – akin to snowdrops and daffodils – have an effect on the mechanisms in the brain that are involved in depression.


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'.