Archive: 01/10/2011

Desert dust puzzle solved

(PhysOrg.com) -- Pioneering measurements by University of Reading scientists are helping to unravel a mystery over strange properties of atmospheric dust.

dateJan 10, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Avian flu vaccine on the brink

A collaboration between BBSRC and STFC-funded scientists has been using a new form of low energy microscopy to observe how poxviruses interact with components inside live cells. Genetically modified fowlpox ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Medical research
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Shining light on graphene sensors

National Physical Laboratory, together with an international team of scientists, have published research showing how light can be used to control graphene's electrical properties. This advance is an important ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Cancer cell survival is not 'miR-ly' dependent on p53

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common type of skin cancer. In this paper, Leif Ellisen and colleagues at Mass General Hospital investigated the p53-related proteins p63 and p73 in SCC cells, and discovered a feedback ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Cancer
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Immune cells help heal eye injury in mice

A paper published online on January 10 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine reports that retinal ganglion cells—neurons in the eye—are rescued by immune cells that infiltrate the mouse retina after eye injury ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Medical research
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Why we need better drug monitoring

The use of recombinant activated factor 7 (rFVIIa) despite its potential for adverse events displays the serious shortcomings of Canada's current drug surveillance system, according to a commentary published in CMAJ (Canad ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Medications
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How do you make lithium melt in the cold?

Sophisticated tools allow scientists to subject the basic elements of matter to conditions drastic enough to modify their behavior. By doing this, they can expand our understanding of matter. A research team including three ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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