Archive: 11/17/2009

Solving the 50-year-old puzzle of thalidomide

Research into the controversial drug thalidomide reveals that the mechanism through which the drug causes limb defects is the same process which causes it to damage internal organs and other tissues. The article, published ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Cancer
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Patients often turn first to 'Dr. Google'

The Internet's power to make something "go viral" has surpassed the phrase's original meaning. Sneeze once, you might pass a virus to the person next to you. Post something online, the entire world might get infected.

dateNov 17, 2009 in Health
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Ticking stellar time bomb identified (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- "One of the major problems in modern astrophysics is the fact that we still do not know exactly what kinds of stellar system explode as a Type Ia supernova," says Patrick Woudt, from the University ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Astronomy
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