Archive: 05/12/2008

Blight-resistant American chestnut trees nearing reality

(PhysOrg.com) -- The demise of the American chestnut is one of the great ecological disasters of our time, according to a chestnut expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who envisions a day in the not-so-distant ...

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Photoacoustics useful in cancer research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Photoacoustics can be used to show the development of blood capillaries in and around a tumour. PhD student, Kiran Kumar Thumma, of the University of Twente (Netherlands) is the first to use the technology ...

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Boosting the numbers of rare moth

(PhysOrg.com) -- The University of Reading has collaborated with the National Trust on research which has resulted in one of the rarest moths in the UK returning to Derwentwater in the Lake District, nine years after vanishing.

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Mutant proteins result in infectious prion disease in mice

A worldwide group of scientists has created an infectious prion disease in a mouse model, in a step that may help unravel the mystery of this progressive disease that affects the nervous system in humans and animals. The ...

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Protein function may hold key to cures

(PhysOrg.com) -- Not exactly the most well-known protein in the medical world, but they could become very important says University of Alberta biochemist Dave Brindley.

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