Archive: 04/19/2011

Cell of origin for squamous cell carcinoma discovered

Squamous cell cancers, which can occur in multiple organs in the body, can originate from hair follicle stem cells, a finding that could result in new strategies to treat and potentially prevent the disease, according to ...

Apr 19, 2011
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Putting a price on sea fish

Hakan Eggert's studies from Iceland and the Gullmar fjord on the Swedish west coast, reveal that when commercial fishermen are given fishing rights they voluntarily choose more sustainable fishing methods and earn far more. ...

Apr 19, 2011
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Study shows how inflammation can lead to cancer

A new study shows how inflammation can help cause cancer. Chronic inflammation due to infection or to conditions such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease is associated with up to 25 percent of all cancers.

Apr 19, 2011
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Device can heat home, save money

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new polymer-based solar-thermal device is the first to generate power from both heat and visible sunlight – an advance that could shave the cost of heating a home by as much as 40 percent.

Apr 19, 2011
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Extreme dieting: does it lead to longer lives?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Animals who consume fewer calories live longer and healthier lives. Now, a seminal study at the University of California, San Francisco is testing whether the same is true for extreme dieters.

Apr 19, 2011
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Clouds, clouds, burning bright

(PhysOrg.com) -- High up in the sky near the poles some 50 miles above the ground, silvery blue clouds sometimes appear, shining brightly in the night. First noticed in 1885, these clouds are known as noctilucent, ...

Apr 19, 2011
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Hunting for gaps

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have developed a new model for the behavior of pedestrians and crowds. It can help to understand and prevent tragic crowd disasters, to develop better architectural designs and ...

Apr 19, 2011
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WorldWide Telescope lights up with Kinect

A few weeks ago Microsoft Research held an event on Microsoft Campus called TechFest. We show a lot of new projects and prototypes from our labs but we keep a lot of stuff behind closed doors. There was one demo that blew ...

Apr 19, 2011
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Overfished Amazon fish disperse seeds long distances

(PhysOrg.com) -- The gamitana fish, a close relative of the flesh-eating piranha, mostly eats fruit and can carry seeds down the Amazon River as far as 3 miles (5 kilometers), reports a new Cornell study, ...

Apr 19, 2011
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