Archive: 07/18/2006

Quantum Dots Pose Minimal Impact to Cells

Nano-sized fluorescent probes that can slip inside living cells and elucidate life’s most fundamental processes, or track the effectiveness of cancer-fighting drugs, are barely noticed by the cells they enter, ...

dateJul 18, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Cluster hits the magnetic bull's-eye

ESA's spacecraft constellation Cluster has hit the magnetic bull's-eye. The four spacecraft surrounded a region within which the Earth's magnetic field was spontaneously reconfiguring itself.

dateJul 18, 2006 in General Physics
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Connect the Quantum Dots

A new study, published today in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has significant implications for the design of disease markers and the development of chemoreceptors used in human biomedical ...

dateJul 18, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Computer card game detects cognitive changes

A popular, computer-based card game is helping Oregon Health & Science University researchers monitor cognitive changes in the elderly, a new study shows.

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How Red Apples Mark a Cognitive Leap Forward

Children aged about four suddenly become capable of recognising that an object can be described differently depending on how it is viewed. This apparently simple skill requires cognitive changes that are not ...

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Study: Dementia doesn't stop some talents

U.S. scientists say dementia may rob a person of memory and focus, but the ability to offer advice about life's big questions seems to be preserved.

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Nutritional info helps lunch lady image

A U.S. study suggests providing nutritional information with high school cafeteria lunch choices improves students' satisfaction with such programs.

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