Archive: 10/13/2009

Sky merger yields sparkling dividends

(PhysOrg.com) -- Not surprisingly, interacting galaxies have a dramatic effect on each other. Studies have revealed that as galaxies approach one another massive amounts of gas are pulled from each galaxy ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Astronomy
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Silence of the genes

The molecular architecture of a protein complex that helps determine the fate of human cells has been imaged for the first time by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Common Gene Mutation Linked to Statin Side Effects

(PhysOrg.com) -- Common genetic mutations may help explain why some people develop side effects that lead to discontinuing the use of cholesterol-lowering statins. Duke University Medical Center researchers who identified ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Genetics
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A new scan for lung diseases

People with chronic lung disease and asthma could soon be offered better treatment thanks to a new type of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan being pioneered at The University of Nottingham.

dateOct 13, 2009 in Medical research
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New old drug fights colon cancer

A new Tel Aviv University drug, based on an older generation antibiotic, may provide doctors with an effective and innovative method of treating colon cancer in both its incipient and full-blown stages -- and minimize the ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Cancer
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Hollow spheres made of metal

Producing metallic hollow spheres is complicated: It has not yet been possible to make the small sizes required for new high-tech applications. Now for the first time researchers have manufactured ground hollow ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Materials Science
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