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March 15th, 2006 - Dan Goodman's journal

March 15th, 2006

March 15th, 2006
12:40 pm

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From http://eurekalert.org:

Public Release: 15-Mar-2006
Cancer Research
Pepper component hot enough to trigger suicide in prostate cancer cells
Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeños, not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to studies published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-03/aafc-pch031306.php

Public Release: 15-Mar-2006
Nano Letters
UCR researchers grow bone cells on carbon nanotubes
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have published findings that show, for the first time, that bone cells can grow and proliferate on a scaffold of carbon nanotubes.
http://www.newsroom.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/display.cgi?id=1273

Public Release: 15-Mar-2006
Conservation Biology
Subsidized killing of carnivores fails to protect US sheep industry
Decades of U.S. government-subsidized predator control has failed to prevent a long-term decline in the sheep industry, according to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which says that market forces – not predators – are responsible for the drop-off in sheep numbers.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-03/wcs-sko031506.php

Public Release: 15-Mar-2006
Psychology and Aging
Mood affects young and old differently, study finds
The effect of mood on how people process information changes greatly as they age, suggests new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
NIH/National Institute on Aging Research
http://www.gatech.edu/news-room/release.php?id=888

Public Release: 15-Mar-2006
Journal of American Geriatrics Society
Older people more successful than younger in quitting smoking
Older women appear to quit smoking and stay off cigarettes in higher numbers than men in their age group, and older men and women are more likely to quit if they have recently received a diagnosis of cancer, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Duke University Medical Center
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-03/dumc-opm031406.php

Public Release: 15-Mar-2006
Nature
Scientists discover reason behind ear canal in Chinese frog: Ultrasonic communication
A rare Chinese frog is able to communicate ultrasonically, the first time a non-mammal has been found to be able to do so.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-03/niod-sdr031406.php

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