Archive: 17/01/2007

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 survey ...

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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Built-in molecular brakes curb the sniffles

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered how our anti-infection machinery turns itself down and limits the sniffles, congestion and fevers that are a side effect of the campaign against invading viruses. The discovery ...

dateJan 17, 2007 in Medical research
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Prussian Blue for information storage

In the family of Prussian blue, there is a compound that can act as a switch: it is not magnetic at the outset, but it can become magnetized by the effect of light and return to its initial state by heating. Researchers of ...

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