Archive: 05/16/2008

Study revives Olympic prospects for amputee sprinter

A world-renowned team of experts in biomechanics and physiology from six universities, led by Professor Hugh Herr of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, refute scientific claims that the prostheses worn ...

May 16, 2008
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Strange star stumps astronomers

An obese oddball of a star has left astronomers wondering how it could have formed. Dr David Champion and his colleagues at CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility publish their findings about the ...

May 16, 2008
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HIV infection stems from few viruses

A new study reveals the genetic identity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the version responsible for sexual transmission, in unprecedented detail.

May 16, 2008
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A baseball cap that reads your mind

It looks like an ordinary baseball cap. But when you put it on, the cap detects and analyzes the electroencephalogram (EEG) signals from your brain. It can even tell you if you’re getting too sleepy when ...

May 16, 2008
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Biosensor for measuring stress in cells

Cancer, nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disorders and old age have one thing in common: Both in afflicted tissue and in aging cells, scientists have observed oxidative changes in important ...

May 16, 2008
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