Archive: 02/18/2010

UN climate chief quits, leaves talks hanging

(AP) -- The sharp-tongued U.N. official who shepherded troubled climate talks for nearly four years announced his resignation Thursday, leaving an uncertain path to a new treaty on global warming.

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Environment
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Can graphene nanoribbons replace silicon?

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Graphene has been the subject of intense focus and research for a few years now," Philip Kim tells PhysOrg.com. "There are researchers that feel that it is possible that graphene could replac ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Nanophysics feature
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Hairy secret of foraging plants discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- The genes that control the hairy 'mining machine' that makes some plants better at finding nutrients in poor soils than others have been discovered by scientists from Oxford University and ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Statins Inhibit Inflammation Within Prostate Tumors

(PhysOrg.com) -- Patients with prostate cancer who regularly use statins to lower their cholesterol may be enjoying a secondary benefit from the drugs: A new study from Duke University Medical Center shows that statins significantly ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Cancer
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