Archive: 01/11/2008

MESSENGER set for historic Mercury flyby

NASA will return to Mercury for the first time in almost 33 years on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, when the MESSENGER spacecraft makes its first flyby of the Sun’s closest neighbor, capturing images of large portions ...

Jan 11, 2008
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Dino Team Returns to SSRL

The experimental hutches at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory are well familiar with a macabre tide of materials brought in for close investigation. A recent tally includes ancient parchment texts, ...

Jan 11, 2008
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Greenhouse ocean may downsize fish

The last fish you ate probably came from the Bering Sea. But during this century, the sea’s rich food web—stretching from Alaska to Russia—could fray as algae adapt to greenhouse conditions.

Jan 11, 2008
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Ways to improve informed consent are testable, study says

New ways to make sure people are adequately informed about the risks and benefits of taking part in a clinical trial can be field-tested for effectiveness as vigorously as new medical treatments themselves, a study led by ...

Jan 11, 2008
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Stem cells make bone marrow cancer resistant to treatment

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have evidence that cancer stem cells for multiple myeloma share many properties with normal stem cells and have multiple ways of resisting chemotherapy and other ...

Jan 11, 2008
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