Archive for May, 2010

May 30, 2010 Comments Off

Take a Virtual Tour Through a Chicken

Most people encounter a chicken on the dinner table, and then only parts of it. Professors in Auburn’s poultry science department want to be knowledgeable about everything chicken, including the workings of the reproductive tract. After all: no guts, no glory. So they created “virtual” chicken with the Media Production Group to better understand and illustrate what’s going on inside a chicken’s egg-making factory.

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May 30, 2010 Comments Off

More Sleep Means Smarter Children

So children need more sleep. You probably know that. But what Auburn researcher Mona El-Sheikh wants you to know is that even minor improvements can have major effects on your child’s future happiness, success in school, and well…everything.

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May 30, 2010 Comments Off

DNA Makes Treatment Personal

Have you ever been sick, and it took the doctor a few tries to correctly diagnose you? Or had to try a few different treatments before finding one that worked? Ya-xiong Tao wants to change all that with “personalized medicine”.

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May 15, 2010 Comments Off

Chemical geology reveals new clues in old rocks

Uddin and Hames uncover 320 million year old secrets and discover that the Appalachians once dwarfed the Himalayas.

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