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.

Mar 08, 2010
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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 ...

Mar 08, 2010
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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 ...

Mar 08, 2010
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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.

Mar 08, 2010
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Geraniums could help control devastating Japanese beetle

Geraniums may hold the key to controlling the devastating Japanese beetle, which feeds on nearly 300 plant species and costs the ornamental plant industry $450 million in damage each year, according to scientists with the ...

Mar 08, 2010
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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 ...

Mar 08, 2010
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