Archive: 06/13/2007

UIC investigates eye infections tied to contact lens use

The use of a particular contact lens solution has a strong association with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare severe eye infection, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago in a study published online this ...

dateJun 13, 2007 in Other
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Physicists discover 'triple-scoop' baryon

Physicists of the DZero experiment at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a new heavy particle, the Ξb (pronounced "zigh sub b") baryon, with a mass of 5. ...

dateJun 13, 2007 in General Physics
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The 5 dimensions of online gifts

Different social media, such as wikis, MySpace, Flickr and various forums have different ways for people to give and receive gifts, according to Swedish scientists. To fully understand online gifting and the successes and ...

dateJun 13, 2007 in Internet
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New Evidence Points to Oceans on Mars

Scientists have found new evidence to support the presence of large oceans on Mars in the past. Published in the June 14 issue of Nature, the research suggests that changes in Mars’ orientation with respec ...

dateJun 13, 2007 in Space Exploration
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A fly lamin gene is both like and unlike human genes

Mitch Dushay and colleagues at Uppsala University in Sweden announce the publication of their paper, "Characterization of lamin Mutation Phenotypes in Drosophila and Comparison to Human Laminopathies" in the June 13th issue ...

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