Archive: 11/05/2011

Musical experience offsets some aging effects

(Medical Xpress) -- A growing body of research finds musical training gives students learning advantages in the classroom. Now a Northwestern University study finds musical training can benefit Grandma, too, by offsetting ...

US researchers identify first human lung stem cell

For the first time, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified a human lung stem cell that is self-renewing and capable of forming and integrating multiple biological structures of the lung including ...

Dusting for fingerprints -- It ain't CSI

dozens of crime dramas revolve around them. The investigators find the victim, dust for fingerprints, run them through a computer program and - voilá- the guilty party is quickly identified and sent to prison.

Mild obesity appears to improve survival in ALS patients

Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, may be an exception to the rule that being overweight is a health hazard. In a retrospective study of over 400 ALS patients, Massachusetts ...

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