Archive: 07/06/2007

Chronic fatigue -- Clues in the blood

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) believe that blood may hold vital insights into what is happening in the brain of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Jul 06, 2007
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Nano Wagon Wheels

It looks like a tiny wagon wheel: Scanning tunneling microscope images published in the journal Angewandte Chemie depict giant molecules with a diameter of 7 nm, whose “hub”, “spokes”, and “rim” are clearly recogn ...

Jul 06, 2007
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Cancer risk in HIV, transplant patients

HIV/AIDS and kidney transplant patients are at much greater risk of contracting 20 different types of cancer than the general population, according to a land mark paper in The Lancet.

Jul 06, 2007
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Chemical in brain acts like a fuel gauge

The concept that a drop in blood sugar triggers a craving for food is best understood just before lunchtime. But exactly how the process unfolds has proven difficult to explain, even on a full stomach.

Jul 06, 2007
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Jumping robots take clues from nature

A group of mechanical engineers from the University of Bath has a peculiar interest in flying squirrels, fleas, and grasshoppers. Inspired by animals considered to be excellent jumpers, the researchers have ...

Jul 06, 2007 feature
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Wearable power competition announced

Calling all engineers and designers -- the U.S. Defense Department is sponsoring a competition to develop a wearable electric power system for war fighters.

Jul 06, 2007
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Search engine mashup

A mashup of two different types of web search tools could make find the useful nuggets of information among all the grit on the Internet much easier.

Jul 06, 2007
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The new 'look' of superconductivity

Like the surface motif of a bubble bath, the spatial distribution of a magnetic field penetrating a superconductor can exhibit an intricate, foam-like structure. Ruslan Prozorov at the U.S. Department of ...

Jul 06, 2007
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