Archive: 01/16/2008

Clams Convert Air Into Food

Only plants can take nitrogen gas from the air and use it to make the protein they need to grow. Or so biologists thought.

Jan 16, 2008
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Gold Nanoparticles Shine Brightly in Tumors

Solid gold nanoparticles have long been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and more recently have shown promise in treating various types of cancer. Now, thanks to work by Shuming Nie, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the Emory-Georgia ...

Jan 16, 2008
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Nanotubes Help Advance Brain Tumor Research

The potential of carbon nanotubes to diagnose and treat brain tumors is being explored through a partnership between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and City of Hope, a leading cancer research ...

Jan 16, 2008
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Songbirds' Brains Provide Clues to Human Speech

Analyzing how the brains of songbirds respond to singing patterns has provided new information about how humans learn to communicate with each other, according to Duke University researchers.

Jan 16, 2008
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MESSENGER Reveals Mercury in New Detail

As MESSENGER approached Mercury on January 14, 2008, the spacecraft’s Narrow-Angle Camera on the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) instrument captured this view of the planet’s rugged, cratered landscape ...

Jan 16, 2008
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Parasite morphs ant into ripe red berry

A newly discovered parasite so dramatically transforms its host, an ant, that the ant comes to resemble a juicy red berry, ripe for picking, according to a report accepted for publication in The American Na ...

Jan 16, 2008
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