Archive: 04/10/2007

Study lauds India's biotech industry

A Canadian study suggests India's biotech firms are becoming major global players, increasingly able to produce drugs and vaccines at competitive costs.

Apr 10, 2007
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Whales migrate more than 5,100 miles

U.S. scientists have found humpback whales migrate more than 5,100 miles from Central America to Antarctica -- a record mammalian migration.

Apr 10, 2007
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Study provides new clue to family risk for breast cancer

An international team of researchers, led by Dr. William Foulkes of McGill University's Program in Cancer Genetics and Chief of Cancer Genetics, Jewish General Hospital Cancer Prevention Centre, has linked a particular genetic ...

Apr 10, 2007
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Scientists develop ecological early warning device

Working with collaborators from around the globe, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method for constantly measuring climate change impacts at ecosystem scales using the stable isotope composition ...

Apr 10, 2007
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Tropical forests: Earth's air conditioner

How effective are new trees in offsetting the carbon footprint? A new study suggests that the location of the new trees is an important factor when considering such carbon offset projects. Planting and preserving ...

Apr 10, 2007
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Empty and strange without plants

To most of us, it’s hard to imagine a home that has no plants at all. Why are plants so important? A new dissertation from Umeå University in Sweden provides insight into our relationship with potted plants in the home.

Apr 10, 2007
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Assistive robot adapts to people, new places

In the futuristic cartoon series "The Jetsons," a robotic maid named Rosie whizzed around the Jetsons' home doing household chores--cleaning, cooking dinner and washing dishes.

Apr 10, 2007
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Mongoose pups work together to wheedle food out of carers

Mongoose pups use their littermates to gain more food from their carers. Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that a unique system of pup care reduces competition for adult help, allowing pups to collectively ...

Apr 10, 2007
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