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News | Archive (15 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 15 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Saving water key to reducing energy use
Saving water key to reducing energy use — A new report by CSIRO and the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) gives a clearer picture of water and energy…
People, not just a building, make for 'place'
People, not just a building, make for 'place' — A building designed to recapture the past may bring nostalgia, but the end product may not capture current realities of a…
Astronomers dissect a supermassive black hole with natural magnifying glasses
Astronomers dissect a supermassive black hole with natural magnifying glasses — The team of astronomers from Europe and the US studied the 'Einstein Cross,' a famous cosmic mirage. This cross-shaped configuration…
Drama in the heart of the Tarantula
Drama in the heart of the Tarantula — Found in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, 30 Doradus is one of the largest massive star forming regions close to the Milky…

Study finds fisheries management makes coral reefs grow faster

— 15:33 GMT | Environment

An 18-year study of Kenya's coral reefs by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California at Santa Cruz has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchins - organisms that in turn eat coral algae that build tropical reef systems…

Blood pressure control system found in kidney's structural units

— 15:30 GMT | Health

The kidney is made up of roughly 1 million working units called nephrons. These basic structural units remove waste products from the blood, recycle some substances to be reused and eliminate what is left as urine. The end segment of nephrons, called the distal nephron, helps set blood pressure by controlling the amount of sodium in our blood…

Bioactive compounds in berries can reduce high blood pressure

— 15:27 GMT | Health

Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University…

Warming climate means red deer rutting season arrives early

— 15:24 GMT | Environment

Wild red deer on the Isle of Rum, which were featured in the BBC TV series Autumnwatch, are rutting earlier in the year, a study shows…

Speeding up E. coli detection

— 15:21 GMT | Health

A simple, automated method of tracking E. coli uses a laser to detect and monitor the microbe in potentially contaminated bodies of water or waterways. The technique described this month in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks…

Enhanced early childhood education pays long-term dividends in better health

— 15:18 GMT | Health

Intensive early education programs for low-income children have been shown to yield numerous educational benefits, but few studies have looked more broadly at their impact on health and health behaviours. A new study conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health examines this issue, using data from a the well-known Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC), a randomised control study that enrolled 111 infants in the 1970s and continued to follow them through age 21. Researchers found that individuals who had received the intensive education intervention starting in infancy had significantly better health and better health behaviours as young adults…

Dramatic ocean circulation changes revealed

— 15:15 GMT | Environment

The unusually cold weather this winter has been caused by a change in the winds. Instead of the typical westerly winds warmed by Atlantic surface ocean currents, cold northerly Arctic winds are influencing much of Europe…

More intensive methods needed to identify TB in HIV-prone populations

— 15:12 GMT | Health

Identifying tuberculosis patients in Africa using passive methods is leaving many cases undiagnosed, according to researchers from the Netherlands, Kenya and the United States, who studied case detection methods in HIV-prone western Kenya. Tuberculosis (TB) occurs commonly in men and women with HIV, but in these patients TB can be more difficult to detect…

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