Archive: 03/08/2009

Hospitals offer new take on medical mistakes

All Donald Platt wanted was an apology. The tumor on his kidney was the size of a baseball by the time his cancer was detected in a CT scan - five years after his doctor misdiagnosed his symptoms and failed to order the right ...

Mar 08, 2009
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It's raining pentagons

This week's Nature Materials (09 March 2009) reveals how an international team of scientists led by researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL have discovered a novel one dimensional ice ch ...

Mar 08, 2009
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Protein helps immune cells to divide and conquer

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a key protein that is required for immune cells called B lymphocytes to divide and replicate themselves. The rapid generation of large ...

Mar 08, 2009
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Cleft lip and palate: Genes more important than thought?

Comparing 500,000 snippets of human DNA put scientists from the University of Bonn on the right track. A genetic variant on chromosome 8 occurs with significantly higher frequency in people with cleft lip and palate than ...

Mar 08, 2009
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