Archive: 01/18/2007

Astronomers Discover New Star in Southern Cross

A research team at Swarthmore College discovered a previously unknown companion to the bright star, beta Crucis, in the Southern Cross. As a prominent member of the well-known constellation Crux, or the Southern ...

Jan 18, 2007
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Bats in flight reveal unexpected aerodynamics

The maneuverability of a bat in flight makes even Harry Potter's quidditch performance look downright clumsy. While many people may be content to simply watch these aerial acrobats in wonder, Kenneth Breuer ...

Jan 18, 2007
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Modeling Cell 'Doors' Could Aid Drug Development

To open the door for better medicines, University of Pittsburgh assistant professor Michael D. Grabe thought he first needed to open the 'doors,' or channels, that allow for passage in and out of cells to see what science ...

Jan 18, 2007
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Can engineered immune cells stop AIDS?

Twenty years after its introduction, gene therapy still holds great promise as a way to harness the insidious power of viruses such as human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV). But scientists have yet to solve a vexing problem: ...

Jan 18, 2007
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