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PhysOrg: How hemp got high: Canadian scientists map the cannabis genome

2.1.2012   |   News of Science

A team of Canadian researchers has sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces both industrial hemp and marijuana, and in the process revealed the genetic changes that led to the plant's drug-producing properties.


ScienceDaily: Ignored Virus Can Cause Liver Cancer

29.12.2011   |   News of Science

Ignored Virus Can Cause Liver Cancer, Study Suggests; Should We Be Screening Blood for Hepatitis G? Hepatitis G virus was identified in 1995. Some little research was carried out on the virus, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared it a non-harmful virus in 1997.


Charité: New Treatment Approach for Alzheimer's Disease

22.12.2011   |   News of Science

For the first time a research team at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Universitätsklinik Freiburg succeeded in documenting how the immune system can counteract the advancement of Alzheimer's disease. Within the scope of their neuroscience paper they showed that certain scavenger cells in the immune system, so-called macrophages, play a...


ScienceDaily: Newest Screen for Newborns Will Indicate Heart Problems

15.12.2011   |   News of Science

About 1 in every 120 babies are born with congenital heart disease (CHD), of which about 25 percent is critical, requiring special care early in life. CHD is responsible for more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defect, but often outcomes can be improved with early detection.


UCLA: Study identifies new way to treat common hospital-acquired infection

8.12.2011   |   News of Science

Researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a molecular process by which the body can defend against the effects of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), pointing the way to a promising new approach for treating an intestinal disease that has become more...


MedicalNewsToday: Entire Black Death Genome Sequenced

5.12.2011   |   News of Science

The entire genome of the Black Death, one of the most vicious epidemics in the history of humankind, has been sequenced by scientists from Canada, Germany, and the USA, according to an article published today in Nature.


BBC News: Sniffer dogs detect lung cancer

1.12.2011   |   News of Science

Sniffer dogs can be used to reliably detect lung cancer, according to researchers in Germany. Writing in the European Respiratory Journal, they found that trained dogs could detect a tumour in 71% of patients.


CancerResearchUK: Shutting down cells’ ‘back-up generator’ to beat kidney cancer

24.11.2011   |   News of Science

As well as the ingenuity, dedication and skill of their staff, modern hospitals can’t function properly without a reliable electricity supply. This is so critical that hospitals have a back-up generator to keep their life-saving systems working in an emergency..


Medical Xpress: Stem cells grow fully functional new teeth

21.11.2011   |   News of Science

Researchers from Japan recently published a paper in PLoS One describing their successful growth and transplantation of new teeth created from the stem cells of mice.


Have we met before? Scientists show why the brain has the answer

17.11.2011   |   News of Science

Have you ever been approached by someone whose face you recognise but whose name you can’t remember? Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol have identified the reasons behind why we are, at times, unable to link a face to a name.


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