Archive: 06/11/2009

Found: 1 in 3 billion

Vancouver scientists from the Ovarian Cancer Research (OvCaRe) Program at BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered that there appears to be a single spelling mistake in the genetic ...

dateJun 11, 2009 in Cancer
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Scientists advance safety of nanotechnology

Scientists have identified for the first time a mechanism by which nanoparticles cause lung damage and have demonstrated that it can be combated by blocking the process involved, taking a step toward addressing the growing ...

dateJun 11, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Cool plasma packs heat against biofilms

Though it looks like a tiny purple blowtorch, a pencil-sized plume of plasma on the tip of a small probe remains at room temperature as it swiftly dismantles tough bacterial colonies deep inside a human tooth. But it's not ...

dateJun 11, 2009 in Plasma Physics
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Maybe it's raining less than we thought

It's conventional wisdom in atmospheric science circles: large raindrops fall faster than smaller drops, because they're bigger and heavier. And no raindrop can fall faster than its "terminal speed"—its speed when the ...

dateJun 11, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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