Clues to Health Benefits of Olive Oil

A team of researchers has found that phenolic components in olive oil actually modify genes that are involved in the inflammatory response.

Snowflakescould give clues about ozone depletion

There is more to the snowflake than its ability to delight schoolchildren and snarl traffic. It could provide insight into the dynamics of ground-level tropospheric ozone depletion in the Arctic.

Blood counts are clues to human disease

A new genome-wide association study begins to uncover the basis of genetic variations in eight blood measurements and the impact those variants can have on common human diseases.

Clues to Gigantism

Researchers to discover information about genetic mutations associated with acromegaly, a form of gigantism that often results in enlarged hands, feet, and facial features.

Studying past flu pandemics for clues to future

Analysis of 14 global or regional influenza epidemics during the past 500 years reveals no consistent pattern of wave-like surges of disease prior to the major outbreaks, but does point to a great diversity of severity among those pandemics.

Medical clues for schizophrenia

Researchers used a novel form of brain imaging to discover that white matter in the brains of adolescents at risk of developing schizophrenia does not develop at the same rate as healthy people.

Biotechnology clues to extraterrestrial life

A novel bacterium that has been trapped more than three kilometres under glacial ice in Greenland for over 120 000 years, may hold clues as to what life forms might exist on other planets.

Ancient DNA sheds modern genetics clues

Scientists have analysed the mammoth genome looking for mobile DNA elements, revealing new insights into how some of these elements arose in mammals and shaped the genome of an animal headed for extinction.

International team tracks clues to HIV

Researchers have identified specific molecules that could block the means by which the deadly virus spreads by taking away its ability to bind with other proteins.

Clues to blood pressure

An international research team has identified a number of unsuspected genetic variants associated with systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and hypertension.

Clues for self-cleaning materials in robotics

Self-cleaning walls, counter tops, fabrics, even micro-robots that can walk on water - all those things and more could be closer to reality because of research recently completed by scientists.

Clues for space-based chirality

A team of researchers carefully analysed samples of meteorites and found tantalising clues regarding chirality. SLAM presented the questions submitted by readers to Dr. Jason Dworkin who worked on the study.

Turning to frogs for alcohol clues

The African frog, Xenopus, is a valuable tool for understanding early vertebrate development since these embryos are large, easy to work with and very responsive to environmental cues.

Autism clues

Many children with autism have elevated blood levels of serotonin - a chemical with strong links to mood and anxiety.

Pathological Clues to How the SARS Virus Kills

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) first emerged in Guangdong Province, China, in November 2002.

Clues that could lead to a universal flu jab honoured

A study which has found a way to develop a universal vaccine for influenza, one that gives people immunity against all strains of the disease, has been recognised by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and gained its lead researcher a prestigious award.

Research offers new clues to prevent infection in cardiac devices

Bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, the ‘superbug’ behind MRSA, can be a major problem for patients who have a medical implant, such as a replacement heart valve or pacemaker. Researchers at the University of York have shed light on how these bacterial colonies are formed.

Clues toward improving wheat yields

Recent analysis provides an important first step toward improving wheat crop yields to levels that can support ever-growing populations of people.

Vitamin A signals offer autoimmunity clues

Researchers have discovered that dendritic cells can respond to the same compound, through two different receptors, by sending out both stimulatory and calming messages at once.





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