Archive: 20/01/2011

Insect eyes inspire improved solar cells

( -- The eyes of moths, which allow them to see well at night, are also covered with a water-repellent, antireflective coating that makes their eyes among the least reflective surfaces in nature and helps them ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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Scientists find measles' natural nemesis

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that a known enzyme in cells protects against measles virus, likely by altering the virus's genetic material, RNA. Cells lacking the enzyme become highly vulnerable ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Brain's clock influenced by senses

Humans use their senses to help keep track of short intervals of time according to new research, which suggests that our perception of time is not maintained by an internal body clock alone.

dateJan 20, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Unfolding amyloid secrets

Scientists from the University of Leeds have made a fundamental step in the search for therapies for amyloid-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes mellitus. By pin-pointing the reaction that kick-starts ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Medical research
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How to stand out, lizard-style

( -- If you've ever tried waving to someone distant in a bustling crowd, you'll have some idea of how hard it can be for small rainforest animals to signal to each other with so many other distractions to catch ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Intrafamilial medically assisted reproduction

The ESHRE Task Force on Ethics and Law acknowledges the benefits that IMAR may bring to those choosing this approach and concludes that certain forms of IMAR are morally acceptable under certain conditions. The group advises ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Other
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