Archive: 1/03/2009

Old Cells Work Differently

The agglutination and accumulation of proteins in nerve cells are major hallmarks of age-related neurodegenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease. Cellular survival thus depends on a controlled removal of excessive ...

dateMar 01, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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What the Romans learnt from Greek mathematics

Greek mathematics is considered one of the great intellectual achievements of antiquity. It has been decisive to the academic and cultural development of Western civilisation. The three Roman authors Varro, Cicero and Vitruvius ...

dateMar 01, 2009 in Mathematics
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Unlocking wood's energy

Deftly using a pair of tweezers, Scott Geib pulls apart the insides of a yellowish, wormlike critter - the larva of a tree-devouring pest called the Asian long-horned beetle. Something in the insect's gut allows it to make ...

dateMar 01, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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