Archive: 10/13/2008

Byproduct of steel shows potential in CO2 sequestration

With steelworks around the world emitting huge amounts of carbon dioxide, scientists are reporting that a byproduct of steel production could be used to absorb that greenhouse gas to help control global warming. The study ...

Oct 13, 2008 3.8 / 5 (5) 0

'Grandma's penicillin' also may help high blood pressure

Chicken soup, that popular home remedy for the common cold sometimes known as "Grandma's Penicillin," may have a new role alongside medication and other medical measures in fighting high blood pressure, scientists in Japan ...

Oct 13, 2008 4.5 / 5 (15) 0

Ruthenium in a Clinch

(PhysOrg.com) -- Amines are needed for the production of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, agrochemicals, plastics, dyes, pigments, and additives. Most important are compounds with a terminal amino group (–NH2), known as ...

Oct 13, 2008 4.9 / 5 (21) 0

Pectin power

Scientists have found a new possible explanation for why people who eat more fruit and vegetables may gain protection against the spread of cancers.

Oct 13, 2008 4.8 / 5 (13) 1

Astrocytes and synaptic plasticity

By mopping up excess neurotrophic factor from neuronal synapses, astrocytes may finely tune synaptic transmission to affect processes such as learning and memory, say Bergami et al.

Oct 13, 2008 5 / 5 (7) 0

Biologists spy on the secret inner life of a cell

The transportation of antibodies from a mother to her newborn child is vital for the development of that child's nascent immune system. Those antibodies, donated by transfer across the placenta before birth or via breast ...

Oct 13, 2008 4.4 / 5 (10) 1
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