Archive: 05/14/2008

Chemistry of Airborne Particulate -- Lung Interactions Revealed

Exactly how airborne particulates harm our lungs still puzzles epidemiologists, physicians, environmental scientists, and policy makers. Now California Institute of Technology researchers have found that they act by impairing ...

May 14, 2008
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Electronic voting system tested by Newcastle University

An electronic vote capture and counting system, designed to overcome the problems which have dogged computerised voting systems throughout the world, notably the touch screen voting machines in the US and pilot schemes run ...

May 14, 2008
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Finding the right soliton for future networks

European researchers say their study of self-sustaining solitary light wave packets could result in a new generation of computers and optical telecommunications networks. Using light rather than electronic or magnetic devices ...

May 14, 2008
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New role found for a cardiac progenitor population

In a discovery that could one day lead to an understanding of how to regenerate damaged heart tissue, researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that parent cells involved in embryonic development of ...

May 14, 2008
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Window of opportunity for restoring oaks small, new study finds

Communities of Oregon white oak were once widespread in the Pacific Northwest’s western lowlands, but, today, they are in decline. Fire suppression, conifer and invasive plant encroachment, and land use change have resulted ...

May 14, 2008
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Wandering poles left scars on Europa

Curved features on Jupiter’s moon Europa may indicate that its poles have wandered by almost 90°, report scientists from the Carnegie Institution, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and University of California, ...

May 14, 2008
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Aprotinin associated with increased risk of death

Aprotinin is associated with a 50 per cent increase in the relative risk of death, according to a major Canadian clinical trial comparing three drugs routinely used to prevent blood loss during heart surgery. The trial, published ...

May 14, 2008
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