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Study Discovers How Massive Black Holes Grow So Rapidly
2012-03-25 04:42:56

Black holes that grow to masses billions of times greater than that of our sun most likely reached those sizes by consuming objects from multiple locations at the same time.

2012-03-12 11:31:27

The biggest study into the treatment of urinary incontinence with botulinum toxin (trade name Botox) has demonstrated that it is effective in treating overactive bladder (OAB) - a debilitating common condition which can affect up to 20% of people over the age of 40.

Sitting All Day Ups Diabetes Risk
2012-03-03 04:40:50

A new study has found that women who stay seated for long periods of time every day are more prone to developing type 2 diabetes, but that a similar link wasn't found in men.

2012-02-09 11:46:16

A common heart disease which kills thousands each year may be passed genetically from father to son, according to a study led by the University of Leicester.

2012-02-08 18:31:58

A study led by the University of Leicester has found that anti-obesity drugs coupled with lifestyle advice are effective in reducing weight and BMI.

Image 1 - Milky Way's Black Hole Is Snacking On Asteroids
2012-02-08 14:24:16

NASA said on Wednesday that the giant black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy may be consuming asteroids.

2012-01-31 10:22:47

New research on autism in adults has shown that adults with a more severe learning disability have a greater likelihood of having autism.

2012-01-16 11:04:01

A leading cancer researcher has identified very high levels of doctor-patient trust and confidence within the NHS.

2012-01-13 20:50:00

Ripple Effects Offers Free Interactive Learning Resource for Teachers and Parents to Address Link between Power, Prejudice and Ethnic Conflict San Francisco,

2012-01-10 23:35:12

Scientists at the University of Leicester have opened up a whole new approach to the therapeutic intervention for a family of anti-cancer drug targets, thanks to a completely new and unexpected finding.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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