Archive: 08/03/2009

Viral mimic induces melanoma cells to digest themselves

Recent research has uncovered an unexpected vulnerability in deadly melanoma cells that, when exploited, can cause the cancer cells to turn against themselves. The study, published by Cell Press in the August issue of the ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Cancer
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Exercise is healthy for mom and child during pregnancy

Physicians should recommend low to moderate levels of exercise to their pregnant patients, even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy, states a report published in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Ac ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Health
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On the path to metallic hydrogen

Hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, is normally an insulating gas, but at high pressures it may turn into a superconductor. Now, scientists at the Carnegie Institution in Washington D.C., US, ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Condensed Matter
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Scientists open doors to diagnosis of emphysema

Chronic inflammatory lung diseases like chronic bronchitis and emphysema are a major global health problem, and the fourth leading cause of death and disability in developed countries, with smoking accounting for 90% of the ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Biochemistry
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DNA computation gets logical

Biomolecular computers, made of DNA and other biological molecules, only exist today in a few specialized labs, remote from the regular computer user. Nonetheless, Tom Ran and Shai Kaplan, research students in the lab of ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Protecting cells from their neighbors

Almost all organisms evolve from a single cell, a fertilised egg. In the first hours after fertilisation, the fate of its future development is determined. It is dictated by the separation of cells that will become sperm ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Biotechnology
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