Archive: 11/04/2007

Perception, Status and Bottled Water

In a new study, University of Arkansas researchers argue that consumers buy bottled water because they perceive it to be purer, safer and healthier than municipal water. Further findings suggest that young and high-income ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in Other
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Climate key to species invasion by air

Far-flung regions with similar climates that are suddenly linked by a busy flight route are at an increased risk of an invasion of foreign species, according to scientists at Oxford University.

dateApr 11, 2007 in Other
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Genes set scene for metastasis

Biologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have identified a set of genes expressed in human breast cancer cells that work together to remodel the network of blood vessels at the site of the primary tumor. ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in Genetics
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A genetic 'gang of 4' drives spread of breast cancer

Studies of human tumor cells implanted in mice have shown that the abnormal activation of four genes drives the spread of breast cancer to the lungs. The new studies by Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers reveal that ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in Cancer
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Rapid oral HIV test shows great promise

A convenient, easy to use, and rapid alternative to blood-based HIV testing may become the new standard for field testing according to a new MUHC study. The study shows that the oral fluid-based OraQuick HIV1/2 test is 100 ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in HIV & AIDS
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Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

Scientists have reported what is thought to be one of the world’s greatest mass death of corals ever recorded as a result of the earthquake in Aceh, Indonesia on 28 March 2005.

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