Archive: 10/07/2008

Researchers Engineer Self-Destructing Virus

University of Arizona researchers have sown the seeds of a virus' destruction in its own genetic code – or rather, in the genetic code of the organisms it seeks to infect. Their work could improve both the understanding ...

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Long Wait Before Next China Quake?

A new analysis of the setting for May's devastating earthquake in China shows that the quake resulted from faults with little seismic activity--and that similar events in that area occur, on average, only once every 2,000 ...

dateJul 10, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Genes could solve pollution mysteries

( -- Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time identified environmental pollutants by looking at the genes of a small, freshwater crustacean. This new gene-based technique ...

dateJul 10, 2008 in Environment
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