Archive: 06/1/2009

Folic acid even more baby-protective than thought

(AP) -- Baby-protecting folic acid is getting renewed attention: Not only does it fight spina bifida and some related abnormalities, new research shows it also may prevent premature birth and heart defects.

dateJun 01, 2009 in Health
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New Solar Cycle Prediction

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international panel of experts led by NOAA and sponsored by NASA has released a new prediction for the next solar cycle. Solar Cycle 24 will peak, they say, in May 2013 with a below-average ...

dateJun 01, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Research has all the right moves

(PhysOrg.com) -- A juggler and a conductor were among the artists who helped create a device which can retrieve dozens of different movement sequences in a matter of minutes.

dateJun 01, 2009 in Engineering
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Whales and dolphins in hot water

(PhysOrg.com) -- More whales, dolphins and porpoises than was previously thought could be at risk from the effects of climate change, according to a new study.

dateJun 01, 2009 in Ecology
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Teaching computers to recognise

(PhysOrg.com) -- Recognising objects and groups of objects is something we humans take for granted. For computers, this is far from straightforward. A European project has come up with novel solutions to this conundrum.

dateJun 01, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Stem cell protein offers a new cancer target

A protein abundant in embryonic stem cells is now shown to be important in cancer, and offers a possible new target for drug development, report researchers from the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston.

dateJun 01, 2009 in Genetics
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