Archive: 10/12/2009

Hourly employees happier than salaried

People paid by the hour exhibit a stronger relationship between income and happiness, according to a study published in the current issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB), the official journal of the Society ...

dateDec 10, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Highlight: Exploiting strain fields

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronic devices of the future may benefit from a fundamental discovery that allows researchers to customize the electronic properties of complex materials such as single-crystal thin-film structures.

dateDec 10, 2009 in Condensed Matter
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Reaching the summit of protein dynamics

Understanding the incredibly speedy atomic mechanisms at work when a protein transitions from one shape to another has been an elusive scientific goal for years, but an essential one for elucidating the full panoply of protein ...

dateDec 10, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Drug kills cells through novel mechanism

MIT and Boston University researchers have discovered that the drug hydroxyurea kills bacteria by inducing them to produce molecules toxic to themselves — a conclusion that raises the possibility of finding new antibiotics ...

dateDec 10, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Ovaries must suppress their inner male

For an ovary to remain an ovary, the female organ has to continuously suppress its inner capacity to become male. That's the conclusion of a study in the December 11th issue of the journal Cell revealing that the ovaries ...

dateDec 10, 2009 in Biotechnology
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