Archive: 19/04/2011

The shocking environment of hot Jupiters

( -- Jupiter-like worlds around other stars push shock waves ahead of them, according to a team of UK astronomers. Just as the Earth's magnetic "bow-shock" protects us from the high-energy solar wind, these planetary ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Another iron in the fire

A tiny protein has been identified by University of California researchers as a possible alternate route for tuberculosis to spread in the human body – which could lead to better treatments for one of the world’s ...

Keeping retinoic acid in check

Neurobiologists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) of the Novartis Research Foundation are the first to describe a mechanism that controls the synthesis of retinoic acid in the developing ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Medical research
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Protein KO stops tumour growth

( -- Research published last week in the journal PNAS may have identified a promising new target for developing drugs against one of the most common types of lung cancer.

dateApr 19, 2011 in Cancer
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Engineering a better future

On the night of June 20, 1990, 8-year-old Behrouz Shafei was up late watching soccer on TV when his world suddenly convulsed. A 7.4 magnitude earthquake centered some 150 miles from his home in Tehran claimed more than 40,000 ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Engineering
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