Archive: 12/13/2010

Manufacturing medical implants at a high speed

Intelligent software from Siemens for virtual planning and for the control of machine tools is making it possible for medical implants to be manufactured faster and less expensively. The challenge with artificial ...

Dec 13, 2010
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First four exoplanet systems imaged

Among one of the first exoplanet systems imaged was HR 8799. In 2008, a team led by Christian Marois at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Canada, took a picture of the system directly imaging three ...

Dec 13, 2010
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We spend more time sick now than a decade ago

Increased life expectancy in the United States has not been accompanied by more years of perfect health, reveals new research published in the December issue of the Journal of Gerontology.

Dec 13, 2010
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Defective cell surface 'glue' is key to tumor invasion

A remarkable discovery into how tumour cells invade normal tissue should lead to vital diagnostic tools and help develop strategies to stop the spread of cancer cells. A new study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological ...

Dec 13, 2010
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Study shows how flu infections may prevent asthma

In a paper that suggests a new strategy to prevent asthma, scientists at Children's Hospital Boston and their colleagues report that the influenza virus infection in young mice protected the mice as adults against the development ...

Dec 13, 2010
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This is a man's world? Yes and no, says new book

"Man up!" is an emerging expression whose significance has become loaded in our society, according to Anthony Synnott, a professor at the Concordia University Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In his most recent book, ...

Dec 13, 2010
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