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2011-10-10 07:00:00

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a gene that may be responsible for determining an individual's susceptibility to both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as reported

Wake-sleep Patterns Affect Brain Synapses During Adolescence
2011-10-10 04:39:10

An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests.

Diabetes Susceptibility Gene Found After Years Of Effort
2011-10-07 10:08:57

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered the specific gene that gives diabetes susceptibility to obese mice.

2011-09-26 13:08:46

Corn split off from its closest relative teosinte, a wild Mexican grass, about 10,000 years ago thanks to the breeding efforts of early Mexican farmers.

Image 1 - New Raptor Species Announced
2011-09-20 11:01:42

A graduate student from Montana State University is part of a team of researchers that revealed a new species of raptorial dinosaur to the public on Monday, the first definitive troodontid theropod discovered from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America in more than 75 years.

2011-09-15 07:00:00

SurvivingMesothelioma.com reports that the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin has concluded that chrysotile asbestos has caused mesothelioma and a ban of

Authors Sue U.S. Universities for Copyright Infringement
2011-09-14 04:59:18

Five American universities participating in a program to digitize books are being sued by authors in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia, claiming that they have obtained unauthorized scans of millions of copyright-protected manuscripts.

Critical Similarity Found Between Two Types Of Do-it-all Stem Cells
2011-09-12 07:37:12

Ever since human induced pluripotent stem cells were first derived in 2007, scientists have wondered whether they were functionally equivalent to embryonic stem cells, which are sourced in early-stage embryos.

2011-08-29 13:04:48

Ever since scientists first began growing human cells in lab dishes in 1952, they have focused on improving the chemical soup that feeds the cells and helps regulate their growth.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.