Archive: 13/01/2010

Dual role for immune cells in the brain

We all have at one time or another experienced the typical signs of an infection: the fever, the listlessness, the lack of appetite. They are orchestrated by the brain in response to circulating cytokines, the signaling molecules ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Astronomers spot second smallest exoplanet

( -- Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology and other institutions, using the highly sensitive 10-meter Keck I telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, have detected an extrasolar planet with a mass ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Astronomy
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No-sweat pressure sensors

Microelectronic chips used to take pressure readings are very delicate. A new technology has been developed that makes pressure sensors more robust, enabling them to continue operating normally at temperatures up to 250 degrees ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Engineering
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Google threat a rare show of defiance in China

(AP) -- Google's threat to pull out of China over censorship is a rare display of defiance in a system where foreign companies have long accepted intrusive controls to gain access to a huge and growing market.

dateJan 13, 2010 in Business
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Young men consuming an alarming amount of salt

Young Swedish men are consuming at least double the recommended amount of salt according to a study carried out by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

dateJan 13, 2010 in Health
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