Archive: 05/06/2008

Specific gene increases susceptibility to breast cancer

Much work has been done to identify genetic variations that predispose women to breast cancer. Previous work showed that variants in the gene called fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) were associated with increased ...

dateMay 06, 2008 in Cancer
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Immune exhaustion in HIV infection

As HIV disease progresses in a person infected with the HIV virus, a group of cells in the immune system, the CD8+ T lymphocytes, become “exhausted,” losing many of their abilities to kill other cells infected by the ...

dateMay 06, 2008 in HIV & AIDS
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Contact Through Silver Particles in Ink

Modern cars are full of sensors. The optimum quantity of air in the intake tract of a combustion engine is regulated by thermoelectric flow sensors, for instance. They measure which quantities of a gas or ...

dateMay 06, 2008 in Engineering
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Prof finds anesthetics affect nerve regeneration

A hair strand-thin worm is providing substantial clues on how nerves regenerate, offering insight and hope to finding genes that affect nerve generation and ultimately new drugs and therapies for human neurodegenerative diseases ...

dateMay 06, 2008 in Medical research
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Super-sizing great for your wallet but not your waist

From mega mugs of soda that don't even fit into the average car cup holder to jumbo orders of fries that could feed an elephant, many fast-food restaurants are offering super-sized portions that appear to be easy on the pocketbook.

dateMay 06, 2008 in Health
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