Archive: 03/10/2008

Endeavour and Crew Ready for Launch

The rotating service structure has been rolled away from space shuttle Endeavour in a major milestone leading up to launch. The liftoff of Endeavour on the STS-123 mission remains on schedule for 2:28 a.m. ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Mind over body: new hope for quadriplegics

Around 2.5 million people worldwide are wheelchair bound because of spinal injuries. Half of them are quadriplegic, paralysed from the neck down. European researchers are now offering them new hope thanks to groundbreaking ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in Engineering
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Physicists and engineers search for new dimension

The universe as we currently know it is made up of three dimensions of space and one of time, but researchers in the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech are exploring ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in General Physics
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Mouse model for mesothelioma reproduces human disease

Scientists have established a mouse model for human malignant mesothelioma (MM) that will provide valuable insight into cancer development and progression along with new directions for design of therapeutic strategies. The ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in Cancer
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Microneedles Could Replace Syringe

The common needle phobia and painful injections could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a revolutionary new drug-delivery technique developed by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology, US. The ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in Condensed Matter
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Silver Nanoparticles Deadly to Bacteria

Hygienic, antibacteria sprays can be harmful to the environment as well as germs. Toxic solvents are necessary to ensure that bacteria is destroyed but now there could be a new way to achieve this without ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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Researchers develop more computer-aided drug design

Researchers in Germany report an advance toward the much awaited era in which scientists will discover and design drugs for cancer, arthritis, AIDS and other diseases almost entirely on the computer, instead of relying on ...

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Poor sleep more dangerous for women

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center say they may have figured out why poor sleep does more harm to cardiovascular health in women than in men.

dateMar 10, 2008 in Health
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