Archive: 09/20/2006

Medical journal to be re-launched

U.S. publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. has signed an agreement with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine to publish the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine.

Sep 20, 2006
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The point of icicles

Contemplating some of nature's cool creations is always fun. Now a team of scientists from The University of Arizona in Tucson has figured out the physics of how drips of icy water can swell into the skinny spikes known as ...

Sep 20, 2006
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Research Looks at How Open Source Software Gets Written

Computer software systems are now among the most complex, expensive artifacts ever created by humans, and some of the most sophisticated are being built by teams of volunteers as "open source" projects, where any programmer ...

Sep 20, 2006
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Watching DNA Repair in Real Time

Direct observations of DNA are giving new insights into how genetic material is copied and repaired.

Sep 20, 2006
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Fruit Fly Aggression Study Has Human, Animal Relevance

Even the tiny, mild-mannered fruit fly can be a little mean sometimes – especially when there’s a choice bit of rotten fruit to fight over. And, like people, some flies have shorter tempers than others.

Sep 20, 2006
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Unusual island evolution happens faster than thought

In evolutionary circles, giant rats and miniature elephants have long been accepted as the products of accelerated evolution in isolated environments such as islands, but McGill paleontologist Virginie Millien has been the ...

Sep 20, 2006
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Iowa State corn/soy plastics to be made into hog feeders

Larock, a University Professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, found the thin, square piece he was looking for and smacked it against his hand. This one is made from soybean oil reinforced with glass ...

Sep 20, 2006
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Team finds most complex protein knot ever seen

An MIT team has discovered the most complicated knot ever seen in a protein, and they believe it may be linked to the protein's function as a rescue agent for proteins marked for destruction.

Sep 20, 2006
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Enzyme shreds Alzheimer's protein

An enzyme found naturally in the brain snips apart the protein that forms the sludge called amyloid plaque that is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD), researchers have found. They said their findings in mice ...

Sep 20, 2006
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Making coal cleaner

University of Queensland researchers are working on a process that could make the theory of clean coal a reality. Dr Joe da Costa's research group, from the Division of Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering, has ...

Sep 20, 2006
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