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2011-04-28 06:05:00

A new study suggests that parts of the brain can actually fall asleep for a fraction of a second when tired, despite the fact that the organ as a whole is awake at the time.

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2011-04-23 10:50:00

Research in the worm is shedding light on a protein associated with a number of different human cancers.

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2011-04-19 10:30:09

A little information can go a long way when it comes to understanding rodent-borne infectious disease, as shown by a new study led by scientist John Orrock of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and colleagues.

2011-04-11 15:42:05

Using sinus tissue removed during surgery at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have managed to grow a recently discovered species of human rhinovirus (HRV), the most frequent cause of the common cold, in culture.

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2011-03-17 05:45:00

The annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research award has been given to three stem cell researchers for their work in human stem cells.

2011-03-02 13:27:25

Animals' capacity to adapt is a factor in how they are likely to respond to changing climate conditions.

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2011-02-22 11:40:00

Hearing tests in more than 2,800 adults between the ages of 21 to 84 concluded that one in seven had lost some degree of hearing, and as expected, the rate of hearing loss increased with age.

2011-02-18 17:00:38

Introductory college science classes need to improve their coverage of issues related to sustainability, a noted chemistry educator told the American Association for the Advancement of Science today. "Across the nation, we have a problem," said Catherine Middlecamp, a distinguished faculty associate in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "We are using a 20th-century curriculum, and this is the 21st century." Students, Middlecamp says, want a curriculum that will prepare them for...

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2011-02-16 05:50:00

Archaeologists uncovered a 3,000-year-old Mesoamerican stone monument in southern Mexico of an unknown man.

2011-02-15 15:08:56

Recalculating the global use of phosphorous, a fertilizer linchpin of modern agriculture, a team of researchers warns that the world's stocks may soon be in short supply and that overuse in the industrialized world has become a leading cause of the pollution of lakes, rivers and streams.


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