Archive: 11/03/2009

Two genes cooperate to cause aggressive leukemia

Two genes, each one of which is known to cause cancer on its own, together can lead to aggressive leukaemia. This is the conclusion from new research carried out on gene-modified mice at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Cancer
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Lawmakers seek ban on laptops in airliner cockpits

(AP) -- Lawmakers are moving to ban the use of computer laptops and other personal electronic devices in airline cockpits to prevent another incident like the Northwest Airlines plane that overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles.

dateNov 03, 2009 in Other
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Lasers put a shine on metals

(PhysOrg.com) -- Polishing metal surfaces is a demanding but monotonous task, and it is difficult to find qualified young specialists. Polishing machines do not represent an adequate alternative because they ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Engineering
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Mobile microscopes illuminate the brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- By building a tiny microscope small enough to be carried around on a rats' head, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, have found a way to ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Other
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Lagoon size can be predicted

(PhysOrg.com) -- The size of Santa Barbara area lagoons can be predicted, according to a new study by UC Santa Barbara scientists, who say that their research could help protect the endangered steelhead trout.

dateNov 03, 2009 in Ecology
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