Archive: 03/08/2010

Snake venom charms science world

The King Cobra continues to weave its charm with researchers identifying a protein in its venom with the potential for new drug discovery and to advance understanding of disease mechanisms.

dateMar 08, 2010 in Biochemistry
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How to fortify the immunity of HIV patients

New findings from a Université de Montréal and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI) study, in collaboration with scientists from the NIH and the McGill University Health Center, may soon ...

dateMar 08, 2010 in HIV & AIDS
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Deadly quakes are coincidence, scientists say

(AP) -- Experts say there is nothing unusual about the latest spate of earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and now Turkey, but their devastating effects illustrate how increased construction up and down the world's fault lines can ...

dateMar 08, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Tax season bringing out the fraud artists

(AP) -- How do you know that the sender of an e-mail that has landed in your inbox is trying to steal your money or your identity? The message comes right out and asks for it.

dateMar 08, 2010 in Internet
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An improved method for calculating tumor growth

When treating cancer, it is an advantage to know the rate of growth of the cancer tumour. The standard method currently used to determine tumour growth, however, is erroneous. This is the conclusion of scientists at the University ...

dateMar 08, 2010 in Cancer
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