Archive: 02/12/2009

Running Hamsters Can Power Nano Devices (Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Among the vast number of untapped energy sources are finger taps, heartbeats, and even hamsters running on exercise wheels. In a recent study, researchers from Georgia Tech have shown that ...

Feb 12, 2009 weblog
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'Normalizing' tumor vessels leaves cancer more benign

A report publishing online on February 12th in the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, suggests a counterintuitive new method to make cancer less likely to spread: by normalizing the shape of tumors' blood vessels to ...

Feb 12, 2009
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Draft version of the Neanderthal genome completed

In a development which could reveal the links between modern humans and their prehistoric cousins, scientists said Thursday they have mapped a first draft of the Neanderthal genome. Researchers used DNA fragments ...

Feb 12, 2009
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Next generation digital maps are laser sharp

Restoring habitat for spawning species of fish, such as Atlantic salmon, starts with a geological inventory of suitable rivers and streams, and the watershed systems that support them. But the high-tech mapping ...

Feb 12, 2009
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People who exercise lower their risk of colon cancer

An ambitious new study has added considerable weight to the claim that exercise can lower the risk for colon cancer. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University combined and ...

Feb 12, 2009
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