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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)


£300,000 Research Award Set To Examine Impact Of Translation On Global News Headlines
The Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) has awarded over £300,000 to the University of Warwick to study news media translation, and reveal how it impacts on global relations. One of the areas the research will examine is how the translation practices of international news organisations such as Reuters influence people's knowledge all over the globe. Language translation, rather than... View News Article (2003-06-25)


Does Wisdom Really Come with Age? It Depends on the Culture
"Wisdom comes with winters," Oscar Wilde once said. And it's certainly comforting to think that aging benefits the mind, if not the body. But do we really get wiser as time passes? View News Article (2012-08-31)


Study: Athlete's first reaction in victory is dominance
Upon victory, an athlete's initial and instinctive reaction is one that displays dominance over his or her opponent, according to a new study published today in the journal Motivation and Emotion. View News Article (2014-01-10)


Big Development Projects Need Cultural Impact Assessments
Head of UNEP says Tourism and Infrastructure Schemes Must Respect Rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Nairobi, 18 November 2002 - New dam-building, mining and road-development schemes should only get the green light after thorough assessments of their impacts on the lives and cultures of indigenous peoples, the head of the United Nations environment arm said today. Klaus Toepfer, Executive... View News Article (2002-11-18)


Human umbilical cord blood cells found to enhance survival and maturation of key brain cells
Laboratory culture (in vitro) studies examining the activity of human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCB) on experimental models of central nervous system aging, injury and disease, have shown that HUCBs provide a 'trophic effect' (nutritional effect) that enhances survival and maturation of hippocampal neurons harvested from both young and old laboratory animals.  View News Article (2010-12-15)


Study suggests fish oil could help protect alcohol abusers from dementia
A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study suggests that omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related dementia. View News Article (2013-09-09)


Maglev tissues could speed toxicity tests
In a development that could lead to faster and more effective toxicity tests for airborne chemicals, scientists from Rice University and the Rice spinoff company Nano3D Biosciences have used magnetic levitation to grow some of the most realistic lung tissue ever produced in a laboratory. View News Article (2013-01-25)

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