Archive: 03/19/2008

Neuronal regulators offer potential targets for cancer

Being too brainy can be a bad thing in a junior high cafeteria, where the social hierarchy favors other traits. "Braininess" also causes problems for cells. When a breast cell begins making the proteins normally produced ...

Mar 19, 2008
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Chemical 'Keypad Lock' for Biomolecular Computers

Chemists are reporting development of a "keypad lock" for accessing data from biomolecular computers, which promise to be powerful tools in many fields, including medicine and personal security.

Mar 19, 2008
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'Designer enzymes' created by chemists

Chemists from UCLA and the University of Washington have succeeded in creating "designer enzymes," a major milestone in computational chemistry and protein engineering.

Mar 19, 2008
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Water Vapor Detected in Protoplanetary Disks

Water is an essential ingredient for forming planets, yet has remained hidden from scientists searching for it in protoplanetary systems, the spinning disks of particles surrounding newly formed stars where planets are born. ...

Mar 19, 2008
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Suicide More Likely Among Divorced Immigrants

Divorced immigrants are more than twice as likely to commit suicide as native-born Americans who are divorced, according to a study of Riverside County residents co-authored by UC Riverside sociology professor Augustine J. ...

Mar 19, 2008
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Production subsidies -- the secret to China's success?

The secret of China's exporting success may lie in unfair production subsidies, according to new research presented at the Royal Economics Society annual conference by a team from The University of Nottingham's Globalisation ...

Mar 19, 2008
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Jules Verne reaches 'parking' orbit

Jules Verne ATV has today reached a parking position 2000 km ahead of the International Space Station. Europe's ISS re-supply spacecraft will wait at this holding point for the completion of the STS-123 Space ...

Mar 19, 2008
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