Archive: 12/11/2007

Caught in the act: The dynamic dance of enzymes

In a new study in Nature, Brandeis University Howard Hughes Medical Investigator Dr. Dorothee Kern and collaborators pull back the curtain on the secret lives of enzymes, the ubiquitous proteins that catalyze chemical reacti ...

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Earthquake Season in the Himalayan Front

Scientists have long searched for what triggers earthquakes, even suggesting that tides or weather play a role. Recent research spearheaded by Jean-Philippe Avouac, professor of geology and director of the Tectonics Observatory ...

dateDec 11, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers build new model of bio-exploration

Two land-grant universities have developed a new approach to global bio-exploration, one that returns most of the fruits of discovery to the countries that provide the raw materials on which the research depends.

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Dell Adds New Touch to Tablet PCs

Dell is setting new benchmarks for tablet PCs with the addition of the Latitude XT, the thinnest and one of the lightest 12.1-inch convertible tablets available. It is also the brightest in its category with ...

dateDec 11, 2007 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Men more optimistic than women on economy

Men are more optimistic than women about the economic outlook, Massey finance researchers say. Using consumer confidence data from 18 countries, they have identified a difference in outlook between sexes.

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A little plaster goes a long way

Getting ‘plastered’ has a whole new meaning thanks to a device the size of a band aid which monitors a patient’s health and wellbeing via a mobile phone.

dateDec 11, 2007 in Other
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