ScienCentral News
 
environment general science genetics health and medicine space technology February 16, 2003 
home NOVA News Minutes archive login

is a production of
ScienCentral, Inc.
Making Sense of Science

NOVA News Minutes
Visit the NOVA News Minutes archive.
ScienCentral News and Nature
Nature genome promo logo
Don’t miss Enter the Genome
our collaboration with Nature.
Best of the Web!
Popular Science Best of the Web 2000
Selected one of Popular Science’s 50 Best of the Web.
Get Email Updates
Write to us and we will send you an email when a new feature appears on the site.

Sort by: headline date showing 1 to 25, out of 151 found


Bloody Teeth Boost Memory (video) - February 13, 2003
A memory researcher says we can manipulate emotion to help improve our memory.

Lysins To Kill (video) - February 11, 2003
A new way to fight dangerous bacteria, including things like deadly anthrax, pits nature against nature.

M.D. on a Chip (video) - February 06, 2003
Next time you feel sick, your doctor might use your blood sample, plus one tiny computer chip, to rule out up to 10,000 diseases—all while you’re still there in the office.

Models of Health (video) - February 04, 2003
Geneticists are using new high-tech tools to study animals that live long lives, hoping to identify genes that may cause aging.

Anger Gene (video) - February 04, 2003
Why do some people get angry or anxious about the smallest things? It could be because of a missing gene that affects their brain.

Modified Mosquitoes (video) - January 28, 2003
One of the world’s biggest killers, malaria takes millions of lives each year and that number is on the rise. But genetic engineers are working on modifying mosquitoes so they can’t transmit deadly diseases.

Maternal Separation (video) - January 28, 2003
Neuroscientists have found that when kids are deprived of a mother’s love, it could affect the way their brains are wired and make them more prone to abuse drugs as adults.

Building Brain Bridges (video) - January 21, 2003
Neurologists may have found a way to use stem cells to bridge the gaps in the brains of those affected by brain injuries like cerebral palsy.

Worm Fat (video) - January 15, 2003
Geneticists report they’ve identified hundreds of genes that appear to make worms either fat or slim. And this may lead to big new anti-fat drugs.

Eye Spy (video) - January 14, 2003
Infants are more likely to view an object when another person looks with open, not closed, eyes.

Infector Detector (video) - January 09, 2003
Tiny gold particles could help speed the diagnosis of diseases.

Catching Up On Sleep (video) - January 07, 2003
Why it’s important to catch up on your sleep.

Dying To Be Thin (video) - January 02, 2003
Doctors are searching for a genetic cause for eating disorders.

Barflies (video) - December 31, 2002
Drunk flies are helping geneticists understand alcoholism

Cloned Child (video) - December 27, 2002
With the reported birth of the first human clone comes a renewed campaign to outlaw reproductive cloning.

How to Talk to Kids (video) - December 17, 2002
New research shows that the way we speak to children has a huge effect on their language comprehension.

Killer’s Brain (video) - December 17, 2002
For years police and psychologists have been trying to get inside voilent minds.Now they’re getting closer than ever.

Stem Cell Shakes (video) - December 12, 2002
Brain scientists have found a solution for how to turn stem cells into the kind of nerve cells they want.

Stress and Socializing (video) - December 10, 2002
Do you eat or need to be around people when you’re stressed? Scientists are studying the nerve cells of tiny worms to find out why.

Taste the Difference (video) - December 10, 2002
Studies indicate that overweight people may get more pleasure from eating.

Of Mouse and Man (video) - December 04, 2002
Why is the publishing of the mouse genome so exciting? Just about all medical advances that benefit human patients are first studied in mice.

ADHD Brain Size (video) - December 03, 2002
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brains than average. Scientists have looked into whether medication is to blame.

Kid Concussions (video) - November 28, 2002
Athletes don’t like to be sidelined, but a concussion can kill if it is ignored. Now a computer program can determine when it’s safe for an athlete to get back in the game.

Egg Regs (video) - November 26, 2002
Thousands of women donate their eggs for infertile couples, but eggs also hold the promise of cures for many diseases. Now as the demand for eggs grows, women’s health advocates are already worrying about how to protect egg donors.

Fetal Alcohol Hope (video) - November 21, 2002
Despite warnings, some women still drink alcohol while pregnant, and each year thousands of babies are born brain damaged. New research suggests there may be hope.




Sort by: headline date showing 1 to 25, out of 151 found



About Search Login Help Webmaster
ScienCentral News is a production of ScienCentral, Inc.
in collaboration with the Center for Science and the Media.
248 West 35th St., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10001 USA (212) 244-9577.
The contents of these WWW sites © ScienCentral, 2000-2002. All rights reserved.
The views expressed in this website are not necessarily those of the NSF.
NOVA News Minutes and NOVA are registered trademarks of WGBH Educational Foundation and are being used under license.