Archive: 09/08/2008

Human trials of universal flu vaccine begin

Clinical trials of a new vaccine that could protect against multiple types of flu are beginning at Oxford University. If successful, the ‘universal’ flu injection would transform the way we vaccinate against ...

Sep 08, 2008
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Real-life robots obey Asimov’s laws

( -- European researchers have developed technology enabling robots to obey Asimov’s golden rules of robotics: to do no harm to humans and to obey them.

Sep 08, 2008
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Protein 'switch' suppresses skin cancer development

The protein IKKalpha (IKKα) regulates the cell cycle of keratinocytes and plays a key role in keeping these specialized skin cells from becoming malignant, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer ...

Sep 08, 2008
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Genetic variants associated with vitamin B12

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and their collaborators at Tufts University and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have identified a common genetic influence on B12 vitamin levels in the blood, ...

Sep 08, 2008
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Scavenger birds chew the fat

Humans aren't the only ones who like fatty foods - bearded vultures do, too. A study by Antoni Margalida from the Bearded Vulture Study and Protection Group in El Pont de Suert, Spain, has found that the bearded vulture will ...

Sep 08, 2008
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Hotline to the cowshed

A wireless measuring system, consisting of sensors and transmission units, helps to keep livestock healthier with a minimum use of resources.

Sep 08, 2008
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The truth about cats and dogs

Thinking about adopting a perky little puppy as a friend for your fluffy cat, but worried that they'll fight -- well, like cats and dogs?

Sep 08, 2008
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