Archives for the month of: November, 2012

Stem cells from the linings of dog’s noses have been used to help paralysed dogs to walk. The cells were cultured and transplanted to the injury site in the spine of pet dogs and many of them were able to walk again with the help of a harness (see the video). It’s early days, but one day this could help repair damage in humans.

According to a study, countries where people eat more chocolate produce more Nobel Prize winners – so it seems that chocolate makes you clever.  There could be a connection (see these theories) or it could just be a coincidence – there’s a correlation between serial and rampage killers and chocolate consumption too. It’s important to remember that correlation and causation aren’t necessarily the same thing.

The original article was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Researchers have found the gene for a protein that keeps the head on beer stable – so you can thank the fermentation gene CFG1 (Carlsbergensis foaming gene) and the cell wall protein Cfg1p for the foam on your pint.

See the original paper in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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