Archive: 02/15/2007

Getting on your nerves... and repairing them

Here is some news that will certainly get on people's nerves: In a study to be published in the March 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists from East Carolina University report that a key molecular mechanism, RNA interference ...

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Marine Bacteria with a Hybrid Engine

What was considered a breakthrough in the automobile industry almost five years ago is in fact a million year old success story of nature - the ability to use a mix of different energy sources.

Feb 15, 2007 4.3 / 5 (11) 0

Scientists Find Lakes Under Antarctica

Scientists using NASA satellites have discovered an extensive network of waterways beneath a fast-moving Antarctic ice stream that provide clues as to how "leaks" in the system impact sea level and the world's ...

Feb 15, 2007 4.5 / 5 (21) 0

Quantum effects writ large

A team of physicists from Rice University, Rutgers University, and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, this week reports in the journal Science the discovery of surprising quantum ...

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Stem cells determine their daughters' fate

From roundworm to human, most cells in an animal's body ultimately come from stem cells. When one of these versatile, unspecialized cells divides, the resulting "daughter" cell receives instructions to differentiate ...

Feb 15, 2007 4.2 / 5 (9) 0