Archive: 2/03/2007

Manhattan Project scientist dies

Rose A. Carney, who as a Chicago graduate student worked on the Manhattan Project, which led to the creation of the atomic bomb, has died at the age of 86.

dateMar 02, 2007 in Other
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Using morphine to hasten death is a myth, says doctor

Using morphine to end a person's life is a myth, argues a senior doctor in a letter to this week's BMJ. It follows the case of Kelly Taylor, a terminally ill woman who went to court earlier this month for the right to be ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in Other
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Rare cell prevents rampant brain activity

One of the mysteries of the brain is how it avoids ending up in a state of chaos, something which happens only on exceptional occasions, when it can lead to epileptic fits. Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have now uncovered ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in Medical research
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'Micro-rack' measures cell mechanical properties

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) cell-stretcher that can measure the mechanical properties of a living cell, such as its ability to stick ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in
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