Archive: 06/11/2010

How Bacteria Boost the Immune System

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have long known that certain types of bacteria boost the immune system. Now, Loyola University Health System researchers have discovered how bacteria perform this essential task.

dateJun 11, 2010 in Medical research
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UW-Madison Researchers Find New Subtype of Breast Cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- An alteration in a gene not normally associated with breast cancer has been found in up to 20 percent of breast cancer tumors and may help predict which breast cancers are more likely to turn aggressive and ...

dateJun 11, 2010 in Cancer
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Keeping nitrogen in the soil and out of the water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nitrogen is important for optimal crop production, but can be lost to leaching as nitrate. High amounts of nitrate in drinking water can be harmful to people, especially infants and pregnant women. While ...

dateJun 11, 2010 in Environment
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Electric plastics

(PhysOrg.com) -- Young UNSW biomedical engineer Dr Rylie Green is gaining national attention for her work on conductive plastics for the bionic implants of the future.

dateJun 11, 2010 in Materials Science
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Best Team Not Guaranteed World Cup Success

The World Cup offers fans of the globe's most popular sport the chance to thrill and agonize over the ups and downs of their nations' teams. For scientists, whether or not they are fans, it's another chance ...

dateJun 11, 2010 in Mathematics
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