Archive: 10/10/2006

Squeeze play: Protein's grip like a baseball bunter's

Like all good baseball players, the protein calmodulin appreciates the importance of maintaining a good grip. A vital regulatory protein in all plants and animals, calmodulin is known to grab hold of hundreds of different ...

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New material stops bleeding in seconds

MIT and Hong Kong University researchers have shown that some simple biodegradable liquids can stop bleeding in wounded rodents within seconds, a development that could significantly impact medicine.

dateOct 10, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Jupiter's Little Red Spot Growing Stronger

The highest wind speeds in Jupiter's Little Red Spot have increased and are now equal to those in its older and larger sibling, the Great Red Spot, according to observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

dateOct 10, 2006 in Astronomy
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Tree-destroying wasp spreads in Hawaii

A non-native species of wasp that threatens the wiliwili trees found only in Hawaii has spread to Maui's remote south coast, a report said.

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