Archive: 03/14/2006

Wound monitor 'sniffs out' infections

The University of Manchester has received £1m to develop a new device able to 'sniff out' harmful infections. The funding will be used to create a non-invasive wound monitor to treat patients with severe burns, skin ulcers ...

Mar 14, 2006 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Nanorods show benefits cancer treatment

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Francisco, have found an even more effective and safer way to detect and kill cancer cells. By changing the shapes of ...

Mar 14, 2006 5 / 5 (6) 0

Plant cells 'black out' when eaten by leafworms

This "electrical black out" drastically reduces the ability of the plant's cells to react and protect themselves against getting eaten by the leafworm. The scientists are now trying to determine the identity, ...

Mar 14, 2006 4.1 / 5 (9) 0

Nano World: Nanofibers for brain repair

Self-assembling biodegradable scaffolds made of fibers only nanometers or billionths of a meter wide helped repair brain damage and return vision in surgically blinded hamsters, experts told UPI's Nano World.

Mar 14, 2006 4.2 / 5 (17) 0

Freezing Magnets With Magnets

A “spin liquid” is a very unique, dynamic material in which each spin – the tiny magnetic field carried by an electron – is not frozen into place, producing clearly defined magnetic regions. Instead, the spins are ...

Mar 14, 2006 4 / 5 (20) 0

Study: Cells have a natural defense against HIV

Scientists here have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that cells use to fight off the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS. The findings indicate that two proteins that normally help repair cellular ...

Mar 14, 2006 4.3 / 5 (21) 0

New Icy 'Super-Earth' Planet Found

An international collaboration of astronomers has discovered a "super-Earth" orbiting in the cold outer regions of a distant solar system about 9,000 light-years away. The planet weighs 13 times as much as ...

Mar 14, 2006 4.2 / 5 (43) 0

Trib outs CIA

It's hard keeping secrets -- even on the Internet. In a Sunday story that somewhat rattled the CIA, the Chicago Tribune reported that using the Net and a variety of easy to use online databases it had found ...

Mar 14, 2006 3.8 / 5 (10) 0

Bloggers revisited in campaign-finance law

A bill that would exempt bloggers from campaign-finance laws was approved Thursday by the Committee on House Administration and comes just in time as the Federal Electoral Commission will release its decision ...

Mar 14, 2006 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

Greenhouse theory smashed by biggest stone

A new theory to explain global warming was revealed at a meeting at the University of Leicester (UK) and is being considered for publication in the journal "Science First Hand". The controversial theory has ...

Mar 14, 2006 2.8 / 5 (1074) 0
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