Archive: 11/19/2008

Astronomers catch binary star explosion inside nebula

The explosion of a binary star inside a planetary nebula has been captured by a team led by UCL (University College London) researchers โ€“ an event that has not been witnessed for more than 100 years. The study, published ...

Nov 19, 2008
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New platinum-phosphate compounds kill ovarian cancer cells

A new class of compounds called phosphaplatins can effectively kill ovarian, testicular, head and neck cancer cells with potentially less toxicity than conventional drugs, according to a new study published this week in the ...

Nov 19, 2008
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Medical societies: Adults need vaccines

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) have released a joint statement on the importance of adult vaccination against an increasing number of vaccine-preventable diseases. ...

Nov 19, 2008
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Scientists exploring new compounds to target muscular dystrophy

Scientists have identified a promising set of new compounds in the fight against muscular dystrophy. Using a drug-discovery technique in which molecules compete against each other for access to the target โ€“ the strand of ...

Nov 19, 2008
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Urban trees enhance water infiltration

Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management. Traditional stormwater management focuses on regulating the flow of runoff to waterways, but generally does ...

Nov 19, 2008
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Adult stem cell breakthrough

(PhysOrg.com) -- The first tissue-engineered trachea (windpipe), utilising the patient's own stem cells, has been successfully transplanted into a young woman with a failing airway. The bioengineered trachea ...

Nov 19, 2008
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