Archive: 08/16/2007

China buys an IBM supercomputer

The Beijing Meteorological Bureau in China has purchased an IBM supercomputer to produce weather forecasts during the 2008 Olympic Summer Games.

Aug 16, 2007
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Can cancer drugs combine forces?

Individuals with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are treated first with a drug known as imatinib (Gleevec), which targets the protein known to cause the cancer (BCR-ABL). If their disease returns, because BCR-ABL mutants emerge ...

Aug 16, 2007
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Bugs on Bugs

Bacteria — you can live without ’em, but it won’t do you any good, according to a study of fruit flies by USC College biologists.

Aug 16, 2007
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Photons on the Half Shell

In the realm of ultra-fast science, there's a region where photons of light can be made to dance only half steps. Here, advances in laser science are letting researchers tinker with the behavior light in an ...

Aug 16, 2007
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Shaky financial ground awaits many American retirees

The burden of long-term economic security in the United States is moving away from employers and the government onto the shoulders of workers - a transformation that Yale University political scientist Jacob Hacker calls ...

Aug 16, 2007
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Penn researchers discover new mechanism for viral replication

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a new strategy that Kaposi’s Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) uses to dupe infected cells into replicating its viral genome. This allows ...

Aug 16, 2007
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Whiplash may produce delayed jaw pain

One in three people exposed to whiplash trauma is at risk of developing delayed TMJ symptoms that may require treatment, according to research published in the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Aug 16, 2007
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