Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

‘Diamond exoplanet’ idea boosted by telescope find

A US-British team of astronomers has discovered the first planet with ultra-high concentrations of carbon. The researchers say their discovery supports the idea there may be carbon-rich, rocky planets whose … Continue reading

December 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

Avoid Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infection

The title of this article was “Cranberry Juice Fails to Prevent Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection: Results From a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial”, but that is misleading.   Drinking cranberry juice has … Continue reading

December 9, 2010 · 7 Comments

Autism breakthrough: Researchers identify possible drug for impaired sociability

Dan Shuman – Eastern Virginia Medical School researchers have identified a potential novel treatment strategy for the social impairment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), an aspect of the … Continue reading

December 9, 2010 · 6 Comments
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