Archive: 16/11/2006

Planck instruments ready for integration

Engineers are ready to begin integrating the scientific instruments into ESA's Planck satellite. The pair of instruments will allow the spacecraft to make the most precise map yet of the relic radiation left behind by the ...

dateNov 16, 2006 in Astronomy
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Periwinkle can serve as tiny chemical plant

MIT researchers have discovered a way to manipulate the chemistry taking place in the tiny periwinkle plant to produce novel compounds that could have pharmacological benefits.

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Scientists discover role for dueling RNAs

Researchers have found that a class of RNA molecules, previously thought to have no function, may in fact protect sex cells from self-destructing. These findings will be published in the November 17 issue of the journal Cell.

dateNov 16, 2006 in Genetics
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Edible food wrap kills deadly E. coli bacteria

Researchers have improved upon an edible coating for fresh fruits and vegetables by enabling it to kill deadly E. coli bacteria while also providing a flavor-boost to food. Composed of apple puree and oregano oil, which acts ...

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Poor athletic performance linked to vitamin deficiency

Active individuals lacking in B-vitamins – including college athletes and other elite competitors -- may perform worse during high-intensity exercise and have a decreased ability to repair and build muscle than counterparts ...

dateNov 16, 2006 in Other
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