Archive: 12/15/2008

Vendee Globe route seen from above

( -- Wind and wave data from ESA's Envisat satellite radar are being used to observe meteorological conditions in the track of the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race.

Dec 15, 2008
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Tiny ecosystem may shed light on climate change

( -- MIT researchers have created a microbial ecosystem smaller than a stick of gum that sheds new light on the plankton-eat-plankton world at the bottom of the aquatic food chain.

Dec 15, 2008
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Radical Scavengers in Red Smear Cheeses

( -- Carotenoids not only give carrots and red smear cheeses, such as Munster, Limburger, and Romadur, their characteristic red color, but they also protect organisms from oxidative stress. A research team headed ...

Dec 15, 2008
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Exciting discovery could 'stop cancer from killing people'

Metastasis is the ability of cancer cells to spread from a primary site, to form tumours at distant sites. It is a complex process in which cell motility and invasion play a fundamental role. Essential to our understanding ...

Dec 15, 2008
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Step out for PAD

You probably know that poor diet and lack of exercise can lead to dangerous deposits of fatty plaques in arteries. But it is not just the heart that is affected – blood flow can be blocked to the legs too, leading to pain ...

Dec 15, 2008
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