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2010-02-04 13:39:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research today announced more than $2.8 million in awards for 13 new projects to speed the discovery of biomarkers of PD.

2010-01-27 08:21:50

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science have found that two antibiotics working together might be more effective in fighting pathogenic bacteria than either drug on its own.

2009-12-22 13:39:51

A simple amino acid that is repeated in the center of proteins found in tooth enamel makes teeth stronger and more resilient.

2009-12-19 00:07:44

Elevated dental plaque acid is a risk factor that contributes to cavities in children.

2009-12-17 14:03:00

Graphene -- A single-atom-thick sheet of carbon, like those seen in pencil marks -- offers great potential for new types of nanoscale devices, if a good way can be found to mold the material into desired shapes.

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2009-11-29 08:30:00

A resilient rodent from the horn of Africa has begun charming scientists around the world.

2009-10-15 14:20:10

Contrary to concerns that the human papillomavirus vaccine might promote promiscuity, a national survey of girls and young women found that the majority of respondents did not believe the HPV vaccine protected them against other sexually transmitted infections.

2009-10-14 14:13:38

While gripping, lifting or manipulating an object such as drinking from a cup or placing a book on a shelf is usually easy for most, it can be challenging for those with neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's, or for people who had a stroke.

2009-10-07 11:40:39

Serious hikers and backpackers tend to become supporters of environmental and conservation groups while casual woodland tourists do not, a new study says -- and a recent fall-off in strenuous outdoor endeavors portends a coming decline in the ranks of conservation backers.


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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
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