Archive: 09/16/2009

CERN boss wants to bid for linear collider

CERN’s director general Rolf-Dieter Heuer will push for the linear collider, the next big experiment in particle physics after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to be built at the Geneva lab. Heuer made his call to situate ...

Sep 16, 2009
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The difficult Way to HIV Vaccine

T cells are key players in the immune response to HIV, which are able to delete infected cells. This capacity is used for vaccine development against HIV. “To date however, success of this strategy remains elusive. Our ...

Sep 16, 2009
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Senate's 10-year health fix would cost $856B

(AP) -- Sen. Max Baucus on Wednesday released the much-awaited Finance Committee version of an American health-system remake - a landmark $856 billion, 10-year measure that starts a rough ride through Congress ...

Sep 16, 2009
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Welcome to Dalian, China's high-tech hub

Once a simple port city on China's northeast coast, Dalian is now the hub of the country's booming outsourcing and IT industries, with dozens of the world's top high-tech firms on site.

Sep 16, 2009
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How to reach proficiency in laparoscopic splenectomy?

Laparoscopic splenectomy has become the gold standard intervention for the removal of the spleen, especially for benign causes. However, the organ's high anatomic location, fragility and generous blood supply makes the procedure ...

Sep 16, 2009
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Reactive oxygen's role in metastasis

Researchers at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have discovered that reactive oxygen species, such as superoxide and hydrogen peroxide, play a key role in forming invadopodia, cellular protrusions implicated in ...

Sep 16, 2009
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DNA origami

Researchers from Brigham Young University found how to shape customized segments of DNA into tiny letters that spell "BYU." This new method of DNA origami will appear in the aptly titled journal Nano Letters.

Sep 16, 2009
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Robots Reveal Insights into Evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an ironic twist to our understanding of life, robots may offer a greater degree of realism for studying some of the intricacies of natural selection and evolution than real organisms offer. ...

Sep 16, 2009 feature
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