Archive: 07/03/2007

Brain cells need microRNA to survive

There are lots of things that brain cells need to survive. Add to that list microRNAs. New research from Rockefeller University shows that neurons that cannot produce microRNAs, tiny single strands of RNA ...

Jul 03, 2007
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High-performance energy storage

North Carolina State University physicists have recently deduced a way to improve high-energy-density capacitors so that they can store up to seven times as much energy per unit volume than the common capacitor.

Jul 03, 2007
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Seniors target of N.Y. safe sex campaign

Senior centers across New York recently began receiving free condoms as city officials have refocused their safe sex efforts to include local older citizens.

Jul 03, 2007
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FDA, EFSA sign food safety science pact

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority have signed the first U.S.-European agreement to assess food safety risks.

Jul 03, 2007
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Remotely Controlled Nanomachines

Physicists at the University of California at Berkeley have produced images that show how light can control some of the smallest possible machines.

Jul 03, 2007
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Study focuses on bats' hibernation periods

A U.S. researcher is questioning the conventional theory that bats should maximize their hibernation periods when no insects are available to eat.

Jul 03, 2007
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Simple Magnet Can Control Color of Liquid

University of California, Riverside nanotechnologists have succeeded in controlling the color of very small particles of iron oxide suspended in water simply by applying an external magnetic field to the solution. ...

Jul 03, 2007
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Domestic cat's 'five lives' could help save wild relatives

All domestic cats are descended from at least five common ancestors from the Near East, Oxford University scientists and their collaborators have discovered. The new research, published in this week’s Science, also s ...

Jul 03, 2007
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