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Discovery of gene for black coat color in dogs has broad implications

Discovery of gene for black coat color in dogs has broad implications from PhysOrg.com
The discovery of a gene responsible for black coat color in dogs may help researchers understand fundamental processes in humans, including the regulation of body weight and stress hormones.

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Effects of progesterone on Alzheimer’s disease

Effects of progesterone on Alzheimer’s disease from PhysOrg.com
The first study on progesterone and Alzheimer’s disease has found no clear preventive benefit for the widely prescribed hormone in an animal model.

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Computer simulation predicts Voyager 2 will reach major milestone in space in late 2007-early 2008

Computer simulation predicts Voyager 2 will reach major milestone in space in late 2007-early 2008 from PhysOrg.com
Using a computer model simulation, Haruichi Washimi, a physicist at UC Riverside, has predicted when the interplanetary spacecraft Voyager 2 will cross the “termination shock,” the spherical shell around the solar system that marks where the solar wind slows down to subsonic speed.

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  1. #1 Kathy Hatfield
    December 1, 2007

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