Archive: 12/12/2005

Study supports century-old cancer theory

A Yale study challenges oncology researchers to consider tumor cell hybridization with white blood cells as a major reason cancer metastasizes.

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Study finds gas pipelines could serve as wireless links

Detecting leaks and conducting maintenance in America’s aging network of natural gas pipelines will eventually be a job for wireless robots, according to researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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Bubble machine studies chaotic behavior

Harvard University scientists say they've produced an example of self-organized complexity in a rudimentary microfluidic bubble generator.

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Statistical physics shows new approach to fighting viruses

Computer viruses pose an ongoing threat and their neutralization calls for new strategies, researchers at Tel Aviv University say. Eran Shir and colleagues propose a solution that helps an 'antivirus' program reach an at-risk ...

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Researchers Discover New Star Clusters in Milky Way

Boston University researchers led a team of astronomers who recently discovered nearly 100 new star clusters in the Milky Way, each containing tens to hundreds of never before seen stars. Astronomy Professor Dan Clemens and ...

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Study: Mercury can travel long distances

University of Washington scientists say they may have determined why mercury in the atmosphere might be washed out more easily than earlier believed.

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Key brain gene shows evolution in humans

Duke University researchers say they've discovered the first brain regulatory gene that shows clear evidence of evolution from lower primates to humans.

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Robbie the Robot works at Purdue

Purdue University scientists now have a $1 million robot system at its Math Sciences Building with the capacity to store up to 1 petabyte of data.

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Toxicology-on-a-chip tool readies for market

Recalls of popular prescription drugs are raising public concern about the general safety of new pharmaceuticals. A collaborative group of researchers says that identifying which drug candidates are toxic early in the discovery ...

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