Archive: 10/01/2008

A new way to boost red blood cell numbers

A common treatment for anemia — a deficiency in red blood cells (rbcs) caused by their insufficient production, excessive destruction, or excessive loss — is administration of recombinant erythropoietin (Epo), a hormone ...

dateJan 10, 2008 in Medical research
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New Hydrogen Clouds in the M81 Group of Galaxies

A composite radio-optical image shows five new clouds of hydrogen gas discovered using the National Science Foundation's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). The spiral galaxy M81 and its satellite, M82, are seen in ...

dateJan 10, 2008 in Astronomy
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Chandra data reveal rapidly whirling black holes

A new study using results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory provides one of the best pieces of evidence yet that many supermassive black holes are spinning extremely rapidly. The whirling of these giant black holes drives ...

dateJan 10, 2008 in Astronomy
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MIT reports new twist in microRNA biology

MIT scientists have found a new way that DNA can carry out its work that is about as surprising as discovering that a mold used to cast a metal tool can also serve as a tool itself, with two complementary shapes each showing ...

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