Archive: 01/12/2011

Treating deadly brain tumors by combining drugs

Lab studies show that combining drugs that target a variety of developmental cell signaling pathways may do a better job of killing deadly brain tumors than single drugs that target one pathway at a time, according to a new ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Cancer
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Cuckoos evolve to fool angry birds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian cuckoo birds have taken a new evolutionary step – mimicking the color of their host young to avoid certain death, according to a study by researchers from The Australian National ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Sleep mode: The energy cost of sleep deprivation

The findings show that missing a night of sleep burns roughly 135 calories, the equivalent of two slices of bread or a 225 ml glass of semi-skimmed milk. In terms of physical exertion, this amounts to walking just under two ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Health
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New drug uses stealth to stop cancer cell reproduction

A new investigational drug designed to stop cancer cells from reproducing may offer hope for patients with advanced solid tumor cancers. Clinical trials of TKM-PLK1 for qualified patients are now open at the Virginia G. Piper ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Cancer
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Predicting IVF success with genetic testing

A researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has helped to develop the first genetic blood test for predicting the chances that in vitro fertilization (IVF) will lead to a successful pregnancy. ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Medical research
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Scaling up: The future of nanoscience

In the late 1950s, Richard Feynman famously imagined a science where researchers and engineers could achieve remarkable feats by manipulating matter and creating structures all the way down to the level of individual atoms.

dateJan 12, 2011 in Nanophysics
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