Archive: 03/12/2010

Software's take on the light bulb joke

(PhysOrg.com) -- It takes five men to change a light bulb*, even more to pack a shipping crate. After all, filling space is very hard. But a European project has developed tools to optimise packing problems ...

dateMar 12, 2010 in Engineering
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Preventing gastric cancer with antibiotics

Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium found in about 50% of humans worldwide, can cause stomach ulcers and, in extreme cases, gastric cancer. In an article for F1000 Medicine Reports, Seiji Shiota and Yoshio Yamaoka discuss the p ...

dateMar 12, 2010 in Cancer
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Vitamin D and calcium interplay explored

Increasing calcium intake is a common -- yet not always successful -- strategy for reducing bone fractures. But a study supported in part by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) underscores the importance of vitamin D ...

dateMar 12, 2010 in Medical research
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The new exercise HIT: do less

The usual excuse of "lack of time" for not doing enough exercise is blown away by new research published in The Journal of Physiology.

dateMar 12, 2010 in Health
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