Archive: 10/12/2006

Researchers Find Smallest Cellular Genome

The smallest collection of genes ever found for a cellular organism comes from tiny symbiotic bacteria that live inside special cells inside a small insect.

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Tracing African-American Ancestry Difficult

Mitochondrial DNA may not hold the key to unlocking the ancestry of African Americans, according to a study by a University of South Carolina researcher published in this week’s issue of the journal BMC Biology.

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Day and night temps measured on an extrasolar planet

For the first time, astronomers have measured the day and night temperatures of a planet outside our solar system. The team revealed that a giant Jupiter-like gas planet orbiting very close to its star is blisteringly ...

dateOct 12, 2006 in Astronomy
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New Quantum Technology Controls Molecules

A research team at the National Research Council Canada (Ottawa) has developed a new quantum technology which uses laser pulses to control quantum processes. The method, which is described in the October 13th ...

dateOct 12, 2006 in General Physics
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A Ruler of Gold and DNA

Scientists from the U.S. Department Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a ruler made of gold nanoparticles and DNA that can measure the ...

dateOct 12, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Vaccine could help save endangered Ethiopian wolves

Researchers have produced the strongest evidence yet to suggest that a targeted reactive vaccination programme, rather than blanket vaccination, can control infectious diseases like rabies in threatened wild ...

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