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Monday, 25 February 2008 19:16

Flies, like people, can toss and turn all night

A new U.S. study has shown fruit flies have a brain chemical just like humans that controls sleep. The discovery may help people solve their insomnia and other sleep problems.          
Published in Health
New research from the University of Sydney’s School of Biological Sciences has uncovered that “animals that eat less [protein] live longer”, but end up having fewer children. So, do you want a long life, or more children... and just how relevant are fruit fly studies to human beings, anyway?

Published in Health
Friday, 08 February 2008 20:02

Expedition to track down extreme living creatures

Antarctica is filled with tiny organisms that love conditions too extreme for most other living thing. And a team of international scientists is looking for more of them at Lake Untersee in the cold confines of Antarctica.         
Published in Space




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