Archive: 03/18/2011

New clues for asthma treatment

(PhysOrg.com) -- New information that could help in the fight against asthma has been obtained by an international collaboration of scientists utilizing the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Overweight? Get someone else's gut bacteria

People who are overweight may have different gut bacteria from those in their slender fellow human beings. This is the contention of Willem de Vos, professor of Microbiology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, in his ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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New study finds apex fossils aren't life

Structures thought of as the oldest known fossils of microbes might actually be microscopic mineral formations not associated with life, suggesting that astrobiologists have to be careful calling alien objects ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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New insights into cell death

A Cardiff team has contributed to a study of a novel model of cell death which helps to explain how cells in the breast die through an archaic mechanism that is relevant to breast cancer.

dateMar 18, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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The private world of astronomy's faded star

Hundreds of papers, letters, and other materials which belonged to Sir Fred Hoyle -- the astronomer who coined the phrase "Big Bang" -- are being released to the public for the first time.

dateMar 18, 2011 in Other
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The nuclear crisis and Japan's government

The response of Japan’s government to its multiple unfolding disasters has been better than its past performance in moments of crisis, but the country’s political leaders still have a long way to ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Other
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