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 ...

Mar 18, 2011
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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 ...

Mar 18, 2011
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Scientists study record-breaking 2010 heatwave

An international research team has compared the hot summers of 2003 and 2010 in detail for the first time. Last year’s heatwave across Eastern Europe and Russia was unprecedented in every respect: Europe ...

Mar 18, 2011
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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 ...

Mar 18, 2011
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Spring allergies have arrived

It may look like the dead of winter outside, but the allergy season is already underway. Trees begin spreading pollen before leaves appear on their branches. Grass and weeds will begin pollinating later in the year.

Mar 18, 2011
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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.

Mar 18, 2011
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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.

Mar 18, 2011
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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 ...

Mar 18, 2011
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