Archive: 01/17/2007

How Will the Economy Fare in 2007?

North Carolina State professor Dr. Michael Walden is an economist and not an airplane pilot, but he uses aviation terminology to discuss the prospects for the U.S. economy in the next 12 months.

dateJan 17, 2007 in Other
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Protein Cage Helps Nanoparticles Target Tumors

Researchers at Montana State University have used an engineered form of ferritin, a cage-like iron storage protein, to both synthesize and deliver iron oxide nanoparticles to tumors. The investigators, led by Trevor Douglas, ...

dateJan 17, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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Penicillin-coated biomaterial created

U.S. scientists have developed a penicillin-coated version of a polymer biomaterial to protect polymer-based surgical devices and medical implants.

dateJan 17, 2007 in Other
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Scientists study a magnetic makeover

Researchers at the University of Victoria have discovered new lightweight magnets that could be used in making everything from extra-thin magnetic computer memory to ultra-light spacecraft parts. A paper on the study will ...

dateJan 17, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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Study revises understanding of primate origins

A new study led by a University of Florida paleontologist reconstructs the base of our family tree and extends its roots 10 million years, a finding that sheds new light on the origin and earliest stages of primate evolution.

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VISTA Camera takes to the air

The world's biggest infrared camera for Europe's newest telescope left the UK today (17th January 2007) for its flight to Santiago in Chile. The infrared camera will sit at the focal point of VISTA - a UK provided ...

dateJan 17, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Scientists Discover Way to Order Polar Molecules in Crystals

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have found a way to organize molecules in a crystal so that the poles align in the same direction. In preliminary tests, the scientists also have discovered that aligned ...

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Epilepsy gene identified in mice

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford University have discovered a gene in mice which is involved in epilepsy and learning disabilities in humans.

dateJan 17, 2007 in Medical research
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