Archive: 04/14/2011

Evolution points to genes involved in birth timing

Evolutionary changes that make us uniquely human – such as our large heads and narrow pelvises – may have "pushed" human birth timing earlier and can be used to identify genes associated with preterm birth, a new ...

Apr 14, 2011
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Genes that control 'aging' steroid identified

Eight genes which control levels of the main steroid produced by the adrenal gland, believed to play a role in ageing and longevity, have been uncovered by an international consortium of scientists, co-led by King's College ...

Apr 14, 2011
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New research leads to improved bunk bed safety standards

Ryan was just four years old when he went to sleep on his bunk bed one night and never woke up. His mother found him strangled to death the next morning with his neck caught between the vertical post of his side ladder and ...

Apr 14, 2011
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