Archive: 03/07/2008

Virtual human puts HIV drug to test

Harnessing the power of supercomputing, ‘grid’ technology and using a so-called ‘virtual physiological human’ (VPH), European researchers have simulated how well an HIV drug blocks a key protein in the lethal virus. ...

Mar 07, 2008
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Wandering albatrosses follow their nose

The first study of how individual wandering albatrosses find food shows that the birds rely heavily on their sense of smell. The birds can pick up a scent from several miles away, U.S. and French researchers have found.

Mar 07, 2008
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Researchers identify colorectal cancer gene

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers published a study in the March 7th issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics identifying the hereditary components of colorectal cancer (CRC).

Mar 07, 2008
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Allergic response tied to lipid molecules in cell membrane

A team of Penn State University researchers is the first to demonstrate that lipid molecules in cell membranes participate in mammals' reactions to allergens in a living cell. The finding will help scientists ...

Mar 07, 2008
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MRI/PET scanner combo

Two kinds of body imaging -- positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- have been combined for the first time in a single scanner.

Mar 07, 2008
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