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    Got Milk? Dairy protein provides bone-forming boost

    Calcium isn't the only thing in milk that's good for bones, a new study suggests. A protein present in cow's milk, as well as in human breast milk, stimulates bone-forming cells in lab dishes and induces bone growth when injected into mice, researchers have found.

    The molecule, an iron-binding protein called lactoferrin, could form the basis of a new treatment for osteoporosis, says...

    06/02/2004 - 11:01
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    Turtle Trekkers: Atlantic leatherbacks scatter widely

    Satellite surveillance of leatherback turtles in the Atlantic Ocean is posing tricky new questions for conservationists.

    The data, the first of their kind to be published, reveal that these highly endangered turtles range widely over the Atlantic instead of sticking to "turtle corridors," says Jean-Yves Georges of the National Center for Scientific Research in Strasbourg, France. That's...

    06/02/2004 - 10:49 Animals
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    Gender Neutral: Men, women face same cancer risk from smoking

    Over the past decade, the scientific community has turned up conflicting evidence regarding whether cigarettes impart a greater risk of lung cancer to women than to men. In the largest comparison to date, researchers now report that the sexes share a roughly equal risk of developing the cancer from smoking.

    The scientists also analyzed data from six other studies and arrived at the same...

    06/02/2004 - 10:22 Biomedicine
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    Geyser Bashing: Distant quake alters timing of eruptions

    A powerful earthquake that struck central Alaska on Nov. 3, 2002, did more than just shake up the locals: It changed the eruption schedule of some geysers in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park, more than 3,100 kilometers away.

    Yellowstone, one of the most active hydrothermal regions on Earth, contains more than 10,000 geysers, hot springs, and steaming volcanic vents. As...

    06/02/2004 - 10:02 Earth
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    Death Waits for No One: Deferred demises take a couple of hits

    Two new reports challenge the idea, which has been promoted in a series of high-profile studies, that elderly people suffering from serious physical illnesses can prolong their lives just long enough to experience a personally meaningful event, such as a birthday or a religious holiday.

    An analysis of California death records from 1985 through 2000, conducted by economist Gary Smith of...

    06/02/2004 - 09:44