Scientists uncover role of protein critical for activating DNA replication
Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered how a protein long known to be an essential activator of DNA replication actually triggers this process in cells.
All sustainable transportation subsidies shouldn't be created equal, experts say
When it comes to pumping up the appeal of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), some regions are more ripe for the cars than others, and some consumers' buttons need more pushing than others - an important policy distinction ...
New solvent technologies to replace use of harmful toxic acids
Scientists at the University of Leicester are spearheading the development of new ways to replace harmful, carcinogenic, toxic acids and electrolytes which are currently used in many commercial metal finishing and energy ...
Old antidepressant offers promise in treating heart failure
A team of Johns Hopkins and other researchers have found in animal experiments that an antidepressant developed over 40 years ago can blunt and even reverse the muscle enlargement and weakened pumping function associated ...
Resistance to antibiotics can be drawback for bacteria
Neisseria meningitidis, the meningococcus, is a bacterium that can cause diseases with high fatality rates, and there has therefore been considerable concern that, like other bacteria, it might become resistant to antibiotics. ...
New approach to fighting Alzheimer's shows potential in clinical trial
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, patients typically suffer a major loss of the brain connections necessary for memory and information processing. Now, a combination of nutrients that was developed ...
Pi calculation smashes records
Pediatric cancer survivors at risk for diseases that predispose them to heart disease
Survivors of pediatric cancer are at greater risk for high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure, all of which predispose them to heart disease. These risk factors for heart disease are being found at an earlier age ...
EU Galileo satnav system to begin operations in 2014
The EU's much-delayed Galileo sat-nav network will begin operation in 2014, the European Commission said Thursday as it awarded key contracts to Germany's OHB System and France's Arianespace.
Massive white dwarf in our galaxy may go supernova
TV makers ready to test depths of market for 3-D
(AP) -- This is supposedly the year 3-D television becomes the hot new thing: Updated sets and disc players are coming out, and 3-D cable channels are in the works. But it's not clear the idea will reach ...
Samsung teams up with DreamWorks, Technicolor for 3-D
South Korea's Samsung teamed up with DreamWorks Animation, maker of "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and other hit movies, and Technicolor in a push to bring more 3-D entertainment into the home.
Microsoft shows off Windows tablets at gadget show
(AP) -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed off a new touch-screen, tablet-style computer from Hewlett-Packard Co., the first of several such devices expected to be unveiled this month.
FCC seeks extension for national broadband plan
(AP) -- The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is asking for a one-month extension on the national broadband plan the agency is required to submit to Congress.