Archive for July, 2010

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Once in a while this aspect of city life dawns upon, or inspires me; that each day we see hundreds of individuals, most of which are entirely new and unknown to us- strangers. And yet, there is something in each of them that we are able to understand. Something that we’re able …

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ScienceDaily (2010-06-28) — How fast you can judge whether a person of the opposite sex is looking at you depends on how masculine or feminine they look, according to a new study. The researchers speculate that there may be an evolutionary advantage to quickly noticing when a ‘hottie’ is looking at you.

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ScienceDaily (2010-07-29) — The protein SIRT1¬†in the brain is tied into a mechanism that allows animals to survive when food is scarce, according to a new study. The research suggests that SIRT1 may be involved with the life span-increasing effect of low-calorie diets, they report.

Sirtuins¬†and aging. It surprises me that this evidence …

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ScienceDaily (2010-07-01) — The evolutionary mystery of menopause is a step closer to being solved thanks to research on killer whales. A new study has found a link between killer whales, pilot whales and humans — the only three known species where females stop breeding relatively early in their lifespan.

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