news 2010

Categories


Years
2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023 | 2024 |



Results 81 - 100 of 1431.


Health - 07.12.2010
Good grades in high school lead to better health, study finds
The "A" grades that high-schoolers earn aren't just good for making the honor roll — they also make them healthier as adults, too. Studies have long shown that education is linked to better health, but new research by Pamela Herd , an associate professor of public affairs and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows that higher academic performance in high school plays a critical role in better health throughout life.

Life Sciences - 07.12.2010
Researchers prolong worms life with banned herbicide
It sounds like science fiction - Dr. Siegfried Hekimi and his student Dr Wen Yang, researchers at McGill's Department of Biology, tested the current 'free radical theory of aging? by creating mutant worms that had increased production of free radicals, predicting they would be short-lived.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.12.2010
Forget your previous conceptions about memory
Forget your previous conceptions about memory
Research may shed light on why dementia sufferers have memory difficulties. Memory difficulties such as those seen in dementia may arise because the brain forms incomplete memories that are more easily confused, new research from the University of Cambridge has found. The findings are published today .

Environment - Health - 07.12.2010
Aussies say science knocks sport for six
Aussies say science knocks sport for six
Australians are more interested in science than sport and feel that politicians are failing to listen to the advice of the nation's scientists, according to the latest ANUpoll, released today. The latest ANUpoll looked at public attitudes about science. It found that far from being a nation of sports obsessives, Australians would prefer to hear about health issues, medical discoveries and the environment in their news bulletins.

Health - 07.12.2010
Daily aspirin at low doses reduces cancer deaths
Daily aspirin at low doses reduces cancer deaths
Health 07 Dec 10 A daily low dose of aspirin significantly reduces the number of deaths from a whole range of common cancers, an Oxford University study has found. The 20% drop in all cancer deaths seen in the study adds new evidence to the debate about whether otherwise healthy people in their 40s and 50s should consider taking a low dose of aspirin each day.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.12.2010
Scientists shed light on blood flow problems in dementia
Scientists shed light on blood flow problems in dementia
Press release issued 6 December 2010 Scientists in Bristol have uncovered some of the processes responsible for the blood flow problems connected with Alzheimer's disease. Their findings could see existing drugs used for leaky blood vessels trialled as potential Alzheimer's treatments. Researchers at the University of Bristol's Dementia Research Group supported by the Alzheimer's Research Trust , the UK's leading dementia research charity, investigated problems with the function of blood vessels in the brains of people with Alzheimer's ' a known feature of the disease.

Life Sciences - Physics - 06.12.2010
Study showing that humans have some psychic powers caps Daryl Bem's career
Study showing that humans have some psychic powers caps Daryl Bem’s career
It took eight years and nine experiments with more 1,000 participants, but the results offer evidence that humans have some ability to anticipate the future. "Of the various forms of ESP or psi, as we call it, precognition has always most intrigued me because it's the most magical," said Daryl Bem, professor of psychology emeritus, whose study will be published in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology sometime next year.

Health - 06.12.2010
How taking an active role in learning enhances memory
How taking an active role in learning enhances memory
CHAMPAIGN, lll. Good news for control freaks! New research confirms that having some authority over how one takes in new information significantly enhances one's ability to remember it. The study, , also offers a first look at the network of brain structures that contribute to this phenomenon. "Having active control over a learning situation is very powerful and we're beginning to understand why," said University of Illinois psychology professor Neal Cohen , who led the study with postdoctoral researcher Joel Voss.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.12.2010
Seeing the world differently
Seeing the world differently
Scientists have shown for the first time that exactly how we see our environment depends on the size of the visual part of our brain. We are all familiar with the idea that our thoughts and emotions differ from one person to another, but most people assume that how we perceive the visual world is usually very similar from person to person.

Physics - 06.12.2010
Antimatter: A step forward
Antimatter: A step forward
The ASACUSA experiment at CERN has taken an important step forward in developing an innovative technique for studying antimatter. Using a novel particle trap, called a CUSP trap, the experiment has succeeded in producing significant numbers of antihydrogen atoms in flight. Antimatter - or the lack of it - remains one of the biggest mysteries of science.

Health - 06.12.2010
New possibility of reversing damage caused by MS
New possibility of reversing damage caused by MS
Damage caused by multiple sclerosis could be reversed by activating stem cells that can repair injury in the central nervous system, a study has shown. Researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh have identified a mechanism essential for regenerating insulating layers - known as myelin sheaths - that protect nerve fibres in the brain.

Health - Pedagogy - 06.12.2010
Breaking down barriers in child mental health
PA345 /10 Parents face many barriers in seeking help for their child's mental health problems, according to new research led by experts in psychiatry at The University of Nottingham. The study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that parents are often deterred from asking for professional help for their child because of embarrassment, stigma and the fear of their child being 'labelled'.

Health - Chemistry - 06.12.2010
Potential role for vitamin B1 in preventing heart problems in people with diabetes
Potential role for vitamin B1 in preventing heart problems in people with diabetes
A dietary supplement of the synthetic derivative of vitamin B1 has the potential to prevent heart disease caused by diabetes, according to new research from the University of Bristol, funded by Diabetes UK. Vitamin B1 may help the body to dispose of toxins and therefore protect cells of the heart from becoming damaged.

Psychology - Physics - 06.12.2010
Study showing that humans have some psychic powers caps Daryl Bem's career
It took eight years and nine experiments with more 1,000 participants, but the results offer evidence that humans have some ability to anticipate the future. "Of the various forms of ESP or psi, as we call it, precognition has always most intrigued me because it's the most magical," said Daryl Bem, professor of psychology emeritus, whose study will be published in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology sometime next year.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.12.2010
Farm children have less neurodermatitis
Children of mothers who live with farm animals and cats are better protected against neurodermatitis.

Physics - Chemistry - 03.12.2010
New theory on the origin of water on Earth
A new theory on the source of terrestrial water has been validated by an international team led by Professor Nora de Leeuw (UCL Chemistry) using computational research. Below Professor de Leeuw describes the implications of the breakthrough. ?The origin of water on our planet is not only of interest for our understanding of the evolution of our own planet and life thereon, but even more so for the increasing exploration of other planets within our solar system and the discovery of potential planetary systems in other galaxies.

Health - 03.12.2010
Venomous lizards could help heart patients
A new study on venomous lizards has revealed the existence of novel venoms that could potentially be used to treat high blood pressure. Dr Bryan Fry of the University of Melbourne led a team of researchers from across the world, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, Israel and the US, to examine the unexplored group of venomous lizards called anguimorphs - a group that includes monitor, alligator and legless lizards.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.12.2010
Faulty gene linked to disorders of sexual development
Scientists have discovered that the alteration of a single gene could cause some male embryos to develop as females. The breakthrough will improve diagnosis and clinical management of patients with disorders of sex development (DSD). These conditions occur when the testis or ovary does not develop properly in the embryo, causing genital abnormalities in one in 4500 babies.

Event - 03.12.2010
Slide show: Entering a state of discovery
"Whenever people with great minds get together, there is the opportunity for a spark," said Tashia Morgridge, at left with fellow UW-Madison alum and husband John Morgridge, addressing hundreds of people during Thursday's grand opening ceremony for the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The Morgridges helped spark the creation of the Institutes when they joined Gov.

Health - 03.12.2010
How the stem cell niche never dies
How the stem cell niche never dies
[NEWS 2010-12-03] Stem cells are enclosed by special protective cells in what is known as a stem cell niche in the surrounding tissue. A new paper from Karolinska Institutet, published in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell, now demonstrates how the stem cell niche in the adult mouse brain can be maintained for life - in a way that is completely different from stem cells.