Archive: 03/13/2007

Cassini Images Seas on Saturn's Moon Titan

Instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found evidence for seas, likely filled with liquid methane or ethane, in the high northern latitudes of Saturn's moon Titan. One such feature is larger than any ...

dateMar 13, 2007 in Astronomy
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Study shows how blood cells change shape

Millions of times during their four-month lifespan, human red blood cells must squeeze through tiny capillaries to deliver their payload of oxygen and pick up waste carbon dioxide-functions essential to life.

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Breast implants – risks underplayed, choices limited

Growing numbers of New Zealand women are having breast augmentation surgery but too little information is being made available about the choices available for shape and size of implants and the associated risks, according ...

dateMar 13, 2007 in Other
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Mechanisms involved with tumor relapse identified

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center studying the interaction between the immune system and cancer cells have identified interferon gamma as one of the signaling proteins involved with ...

dateMar 13, 2007 in Cancer
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Researchers Identify Autism Gene

Yale School of Medicine autism experts Fred Volkmar, M.D. and Ami Klin are part of a global research consortium from 19 countries to identify a gene and a region of a chromosome that may lead to autism in children.

dateMar 13, 2007 in Genetics
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Creating a nanoscale laser

“Nowadays, people and companies want to try to make smaller and smaller integrated circuits. In order to do this, low-power optical devices, like lasers, are needed,” Tom Savels tells PhysOrg.com. Savels ...

dateMar 13, 2007 in General Physics feature
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Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer

Medical Hypotheses, an Elsevier publication, has announced the winner of the 2006 David Horrobin Prize for medical theory. Written by Judith Rich-Harris, author of The Nurture Assumption and No Two Alike, the article, "Parental ...

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Star family seen through dusty fog

Images made with ESO's New Technology Telescope at La Silla by a team of German astronomers reveal a rich circular cluster of stars in the inner parts of our Galaxy. Located 30,000 light-years away, this previously ...

dateMar 13, 2007 in Astronomy
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