Archive: 05/13/2008

Drug therapy for PKU reverses heart damage

A pricy drug used to treat a rare but well-known genetic disorder may hold wider promise as a treatment for millions of Americans with potentially lethal enlarged hearts, due mainly to high blood pressure, a study from Johns ...

May 13, 2008
5 / 5 (2) 0

Firearms Microstamping Feasible but Variable, Study Finds

New technology to link cartridge cases to guns by engraving microscopic codes on the firing pin is feasible, but did not work equally well for all guns and ammunition tested in a pilot study by researchers from the forensic ...

May 13, 2008
2.7 / 5 (3) 7

NASA Phoenix Mission Ready For Mars Landing

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is preparing to end its long journey and begin a three-month mission to taste and sniff fistfuls of Martian soil and buried ice. The lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red ...

May 13, 2008
4.6 / 5 (26) 1

DNA fingerprinting simplified

Agarose gel electrophoresis? Most teenagers wouldn’t have a clue what this scientific term means, but middle school student Andrew Trigiano knows the protocol inside and out. When Andrew was 12, his father ...

May 13, 2008
3.4 / 5 (9) 0

Chemical compound prevents cancer in lab

While researching new ways to stop the progression of cancer, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, have discovered a compound that has shown to prevent cancer in the laboratory. The research appears ...

May 13, 2008
5 / 5 (21) 2