Archive: 02/1/2010

Live long and prosper, Xanthoria elegans

(PhysOrg.com) -- Space is a hostile environment for living things, but small organisms on the Expose-E experiment unit outside Europe's Columbus ISS laboratory module have resisted the solar UV radiation, ...

Feb 01, 2010
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Loss of 'guardian angel' gene prompts premature birth

Mutation of a gene that helps protect the body from genetic instability leads to cellular and molecular changes in the pregnant uterus that trigger premature birth, according to a study appearing online Feb. ...

Feb 01, 2010
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Perfectly shaped solid components

(PhysOrg.com) -- When metals are shaped, the materials they are made of are often damaged in the process. One cause of this is excessive press force, which cracks and perforates the material. By running simulations ...

Feb 01, 2010
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Children of Spanish-speaking moms watch less TV

Young children of Hispanic mothers whose dominant language is Spanish spend less time in front of the TV than children whose mothers speak mostly English, according to research led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children's ...

Feb 01, 2010
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