Archive: 11/2/2009

Where do nanomaterials go in the body?

Tiny, engineered nanomaterials can already be found in many consumer products, and have been hailed as having widespread future uses in areas ranging from medicine to industrial processes. However, little is known about what ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Sneezing in times of a flu pandemic

The swine flu (H1N1) pandemic has received extensive media coverage this year. The World Health Organization, in addition to providing frequent updates about cases of infection and death tolls, recommends hyper vigilance ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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New clues to the Falklands wolf mystery

Ever since the Falklands wolf was described by Darwin himself, the origin of this now-extinct canid found only on the Falkland Islands far off the east coast of Argentina has remained a mystery. Now, researchers ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Possible origins of pancreatic cancer revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT cancer biologists have identified a subpopulation of cells that can give rise to pancreatic cancer. They also found that tumors can form in other, more mature pancreatic cell types, but ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Cancer
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Creating a six-qubit cluster state

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many scientists believe that quantum entanglement is required in order for effective quantum computing. Entanglement takes place when there is a connection that exists between two objects - even when they ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Quantum Physics feature
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