Archive: 12/11/2007

'Dragon's blood' quenches stomach ulcer bacteria

“Dragon’s blood” may sound like an exotic ingredient in a witch’s brew or magic potion. But researchers in China are reporting that the material — which is actually a bright red plant sap used for thousands of years ...

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Burn injuries take devastating toll on nation's children

The approach of winter season brings with it an increase in burn-related injuries to our nation’s children. Annually in the United States, fires and burns result in almost 4,000 deaths and more than 745,000 non-hospitalized ...

dateNov 12, 2007 in Health
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New seismic vessel will look deep under oceans

The academic community’s most advanced seismic-research vessel was dedicated here today, opening potential new windows on natural hazards, earth’s evolution, and other vital questions. The R/V Marcus G. Langseth, owned ...

dateNov 12, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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An Alzheimer's vaccine?

Could a new vaccine be the key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease? A new research study from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) shows that immunization could offer a way to blunt or even prevent the deadly, memory-robbing ...

dateNov 12, 2007 in Medical research
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Large Hadron Collider: VELO -- in you go!

One of the most fragile detectors for the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment has been successfully installed in its final position. LHCb is one of four large experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), ...

dateNov 12, 2007 in General Physics
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