Archive: 10/01/2011

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 (Canadian ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Medications
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New glass tops steel in strength and toughness

(PhysOrg.com) -- Glass stronger and tougher than steel? A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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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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Embracing our differences

While it may have been a momentous occasion in scientific history, the assembly of the first human genome sequence in 2003 was only a first step toward understanding the extent and biological importance of human genetic variation.

dateJan 10, 2011 in Genetics
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