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Male acts of bravery, risk display honor, increase accidental death
Men sometimes prove themselves by taking risks that demonstrate their toughness and bravery. Putting yourself in peril might establish manliness, but it can also lead to high rates of accidental death, particularly among men who live in states with a "culture of honor," according to a study in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science (published by SAGE). View News Article (2011-08-15)

3-D cell culture: Making cells feel right at home
The film "Avatar" isn't the only 3-D blockbuster making a splash this winter. A team of scientists from Houston's Texas Medical Center this week unveiled a new technique for growing 3-D cell cultures, a technological leap from the flat petri dish that could save millions of dollars in drug-testing costs. The research is reported in Nature Nanotechnology. View News Article (2010-03-16)

Insulin therapy may help repair atherosclerotic lesions in diabetic patients
New research reveals that insulin applied in therapeutic doses selectively stimulates the formation of new elastic fibers in cultures of human aortic smooth muscle cells. View News Article (2012-01-10)

Researchers increase understanding of gene's potentially protective role in Parkinson's
Treatments for Parkinson's disease, estimated to affect 1 million Americans, have yet to prove effective in slowing the progression of the debilitating disease. View News Article (2012-02-08)

University of Kent contributes to new European media analysis website
Professor David Welch, Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda at the University of Kent, and research assistant Jack Zeniewski, are contributors to a new European media research and education website called Funded by Department of Education and Culture in the European Commission, it is divided into three parts: the European Media Barometer, a cross-view of themes and... View News Article (2003-10-24)

'Culture of we' buffers genetic tendency to depression
A genetic tendency to depression is much less likely to be realized in a culture centered on collectivistic rather than individualistic values, according to a new Northwestern University study. View News Article (2009-10-28)

End the Two Culture Divide, Says British Academy and Royal Society
President of the British Academy Lord Runciman and Royal Society President Lord May will call for an end to the divide between the arts and sciences in speeches to be given at a dinner to celebrate the Centenary of the British Academy. It is 43 years since C P Snow delivered the Rede Lecture on 'The Two Cultures' in Cambridge that famously deplored a widening gap between scientists and arts... View News Article (2002-07-03)

Existing vaccine facilities can handle flu pandemic
The most cost effective and quickest way to respond to a flu pandemic within the next five years is to use existing facilities to make vaccines from cell cultures, new research suggests. View News Article (2006-09-15)

Could 'hairy roots' become biofactories?
Rice University bioengineers have reported an advance in tapping the immense potential of "hairy roots" as natural factories to produce medicines, food flavorings and other commercial products. View News Article (2007-10-31)

Transgendered males seen as an asset to some ancestral societies
Transgendered androphilic males were accepted in traditional hunter-gatherer cultures because they were an extra set of hands to support their families.  View News Article (2013-10-03)

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