Archive: 08/13/2008

Keeping an eye on the surroundings

Water is no passive spectator of biological processes; it is an active participant. Protein folding is thus a self-organized process in which the actions of the solvent play a key role. So far, the emphasis ...

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Bringing Martian samples to Earth

New Rochelle, NY, August 13, 2008 – A critical component of NASA's Mars exploration program involves bringing planetary samples back to Earth for in-depth analysis, plans for which are detailed in the latest issue of Astrobiology, a peer ...

dateAug 13, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Protein key to control, growth of blood cells

New research sheds light on the biological events by which stem cells in the bone marrow develop into the broad variety of cells that circulate in the blood. The findings may help improve the success of bone marrow transplants ...

dateAug 13, 2008 in Medical research
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Smells like bees' spirit

Bumblebees choose whether to search for food according to how stocked their nests are, say scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

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Measuring the 'Colbert Bump'

Democratic politicians receive a 40% increase in contributions in the 30 days after appearing on the comedy cable show The Colbert Report. In contrast, their Republican counterparts essentially gain nothing. These findings ...

dateAug 13, 2008 in Other
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A direct gaze enhances face perception

Gaze direction is significant for the processing of visual information from the human face. Researchers in an Academy of Finland funded research project have discovered that the visual system of the brain processes another ...

dateAug 13, 2008 in Medical research
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