Archive: 18/05/2006

AIDS drug trials may be virus stopper

A U.S. pharmaceutical company is trying to get complete human data on a drug proven to prevent HIV in monkeys more than 12 years ago.

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The Brain's Executive Is An 'Event Planner'

Studies in which monkeys were asked to manipulate computer cursors for fruit juice rewards have revealed that the brain's "executive" center plans behaviors not by specifying movements required for given actions, but rather ...

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Mine-safety bill sent for Senate vote

New legislation sent to the Senate floor would require all mines to have state-of-the-art two-way wireless communications and tracking systems in place within the next three years.

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Economy-class syndrome caused by sitting

Sitting for long periods, rather than low air pressure and reduced oxygen on airplanes, may be the cause of lethal blood clots, a British study has found.

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Spirit Continues To Compile Panoramic Image

The latest report on NASA's Spirit rover shows it continuing to make progress on collecting images as part of its McMurdo panorama, as well as conducting detailed studies of soil targets on its wintering slope using the Mössbauer ...

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Opportunity Presses On Toward Victoria

NASA's Opportunity rover has driven about 200 more meters (656 feet) to put itself within about 1,100 meters (two-thirds of a mile) of Victoria Crater, its next destination on the Meridiani Planum. As of Martian sol 822, ...

dateMay 18, 2006 in Space Exploration
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