Archive: 09/06/2009

MIT takes aim at ‘phantom’ traffic jams

( -- Countless hours are lost in traffic jams every year. Most frustrating of all are those jams with no apparent cause — no accident, no stalled vehicle, no lanes closed for construction.

dateJun 09, 2009 in Mathematics
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A real-time diagnosis for a treatable cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer, America's third leading type of cancer, is also one of the most preventable. One-third of all colorectal cancer deaths could be avoided by simple screening, they ...

dateJun 09, 2009 in Cancer
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Embryology study offers clues to birth defects (w/Video)

Gregg Duester, Ph.D., professor of developmental biology at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham), along with Xianling Zhao, Ph.D., and colleagues, have clarified the role that retinoic acid plays in limb development. ...

dateJun 09, 2009 in Other
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Research could treat infant tumours

Research by Victoria University PhD graduate Anasuya Vishvanath into infantile haemangioma, or strawberry birthmarks, suggests that stem cells play an important role in the growth of these common infant tumours.

dateJun 09, 2009 in Medical research
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