Archive: 07/15/2009

Survey: Ask permission to use newborn data, parents say

More than three-quarters of parents would be willing to permit the use of their children's newborn screening samples for research purposes if their permission were obtained beforehand, a University of Michigan survey shows.

dateJul 15, 2009 in Health
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New insect on Balearic Islands

After 10 years of biochemical and molecular analysis of the Tyrrhenoleuctra plecoptera that live in the Western Mediterranean, Spanish and Italian scientists have now demonstrated that one of the insect popula ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Developing a safer form of acetaminophen

Scientists in Louisiana are reporting development of a process for producing large batches of a new and potentially safer form of acetaminophen, the widely used pain-reliever now the source of growing concern ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Biochemistry
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How the moon got its stripes

A new study has revealed the origins of tiger stripes and a subsurface ocean on Enceladus- one of Saturn's many moons. These geological features are believed to be the result of the moon's unusual chemical ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Capturing CO2 in a bowl

The accidental discovery of a bowl-shaped molecule that pulls carbon dioxide out of the air suggests exciting new possibilities for dealing with global warming, including genetically engineering microbes to manufacture those ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Other
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Fighting drug-resistant flu viruses

Amid reports that swine flu viruses are developing the ability to shrug off existing antiviral drugs, scientists in Japan are reporting a first-of-its kind discovery that could foster a new genre of antivirals ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Biochemistry
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