Archive: 12/16/2008

Genes involved in antibiotic resistance vary within a species

The recent emergence of multidrug resistance (MDR) in Acinetobacter baumannii, a bacteria that causes infections primarily among seriously ill patients in the intensive care unit who may have reduced immune systems, has ra ...

Dec 16, 2008
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Is holiday giving an obligation?

Why do we suddenly become generous during the holidays? Why do gifts often bear greater symbolic than economic value? Why do we anonymously give to strangers?

Dec 16, 2008
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'Don't drink and ride': Improving subway safety

Structural interventions and public safety messages may be the most effective ways to prevent subway fatalities and improve the overall safety of New York City subway systems, according to a study by researchers at Columbia ...

Dec 16, 2008
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Call Stephen Michnick a gene grammarian

While life on Earth didn't originate from a blueprint, Stephen Michnick is helping the scientific community uncover the basic architecture of living things. A Université de Montréal biochemistry professor and Canada Research ...

Dec 16, 2008
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Hottest Stars in Delicate Embrace by Spiral Arms

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists at the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) announced today that the hottest and most massive stars are wrapped in spiraling waves of hot gas. These winding waves, which ...

Dec 16, 2008
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