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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 6/4

Daily Highlights
1. Hormone may hold key to weightloss
2. More under fives prescribed antidepressants
3. Wind power a viable solution
4. Human cost of vaccine scare
5. New light on chimp genome

Hormone may hold key to weightloss
Leptin, a hormone that affects weight and appetite, apparently helps wire the brain in ways that might set an animal on a lifetime path to slenderness or obesity, two teams of US researchers have foun...

More under fives prescribed antidepressants
Pre-school children are the fastest-growing group of patients getting anti-depressant medication in the United States, with use nearly doubling between 1998 and 2002, according to a just issued report...

Wind power a viable solution
Chris de Freitas, in a New Zealand Herlad Perspectives article, extolled the virtues of coal and denigrated the wind industry. Regrettably, his conclusions were based on selected, old or incorrect dat...

Human cost of vaccine scare
Two boys have been left permanently disabled as a result of the MMR vaccine scare, the UK's Sunday Times reports.Doctors have revealed that the boys, who have been left mentally and physically imp...

New light on chimp genome
A comparison of the chimp and human genomes casts new light on why the two species are so different despite having very similar genetic code. Scientists have long speculated over what makes humans...

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