Archive: 10/20/2008

Molecule stops DNA replication in its tracks

( -- When a dividing cell duplicates its genetic material, a molecular machine called a sliding clamp travels along the DNA double helix, tethering the proteins that perform the replication. Researchers ...

Oct 20, 2008
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German spectrometer flies to the Moon

India’s first mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-1, is scheduled to take off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the south-eastern coast of India on Wednesday, October 22nd, at 3.00 CEST. The German science ...

Oct 20, 2008
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Space tech helps to find natural resources

Using space-based technology developed during ESA's gravity mission studies, a novel gradiometer is being developed by a UK-based company to help oil and gas companies find the most appropriate locations to ...

Oct 20, 2008
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Helping Lost Neurons Find Their Way

Spinal cord injuries are often a worst-case diagnosis for people who suffer accidents because they may mean permanent disability. Unlike a broken leg or pulled muscle, spinal cord injuries do not heal themselves over time.

Oct 20, 2008
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Pesticide concentrations decreasing

The widespread use of pesticides across the United States has been in practice for decades, with little knowledge of the long-term effects on the nation's groundwater.

Oct 20, 2008
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Respiratory rhythms can help predict insomnia

The breathing and heart rates and cortisol levels of women with metastatic breast cancer can be used to predict if they'll suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep disruptions, a common complaint from patients who want to maintain ...

Oct 20, 2008
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