Natural Selection Before Our Eyes-Pigeons

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Pigeons have learnt to distinguish between people that will feed them, and people that will chase them away, therefore maximising their time to eat food and less time is spent searching for food, this is an example of natural selection we can see in our lifetime.   Further information on the study carried out can […]

Protein Could Suggest Alzheimers

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A protein in spinal fluid could be used to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to German researchers. Patients with high levels of the chemical – soluble amyloid precursor protein beta – were more likely to develop the disease, they found. Doctors analysed samples of spinal fluid from 58 patients with mild cognitive […]

Antimatter atoms trapped for 1000 seconds

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The ALPHA exeriment at CERN has managed to trap 300 antiatoms in the CERN Antiproton Decelerator for over 16 minutes, allowing them to be measured, studied, and compared to hydrogen atoms. “We can keep the antihydrogen atoms trapped for 1000 seconds,” explained ALPHA spokesperson Jeffrey Hangst of Aarhus University. “This is long enough to begin […]

'The Holy Grail of Heart Research'

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A drug has been found to repair the damage done by a heart attack. Thymosin beta 4 can ‘wake up’ dormant epicardium-derived progenitor cells that line an adult’s heart. Once woken, these cells can move inward and form new heart muscle. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13699711