Archive: 03/13/2007

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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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.

Mar 13, 2007 4.4 / 5 (17) 0

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 ...

Mar 13, 2007 4.6 / 5 (49) 0 feature

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 ...

Mar 13, 2007 3.3 / 5 (20) 0

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 ...

Mar 13, 2007 4.2 / 5 (28) 0