Bucky's brother -- The boron buckyball makes its debut
A new study by Rice University scientists predicts the existence and stability of another "buckyball" consisting entirely of boron atoms.
Hebrew University research shows developmental problems for siblings of autistic children
Younger siblings of children with autism are at risk to suffer from delayed verbal, cognitive and motor development in their early childhood years. more
A single high-fat meal plus stress equals physical harm
So much for the adage, ‘All things in moderation.’ Researchers at the University of Calgary have found that people who consume a single, high-fat meal are more prone to suffer the physical consequences of stress than those who eat a low-fat meal. more
'Humongous fungus' towered over all life on land
Scientists at the University of Chicago and the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., have produced new evidence to finally resolve the mysterious identity of what they regard as one of the weirdest organisms that ever lived. more
Low vitamin D levels linked to poor physical performance in older adults
Older adults who don't get enough vitamin D – either from their diets or exposure to the sun – may be at increased risk for poor physical performance and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.
Study calls virtual colonoscopy most cost-effective colon cancer screening test
A new study says targeting smaller (ˇÜ5 mm) lesions does little to significantly reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and, in fact, results in extremely high financial costs and a large proportion of adverse events. Published in the June 1, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, a cost-benefit analysis study says the low malignancy rate among so-called diminutive polyps gives virtual colonoscopy with removal of lesions 6 mm or greater the best estimated value per life year gained and with fewer complications. more
Baby formula that fights fat
Infant formula and other baby foods that provide permanent protection from obesity and diabetes into adulthood could be on shop shelves soon, reports Lisa Melton in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. more
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