Archive: 21/03/2011

Texas man gets first full face transplant in US

(AP) -- A Texas construction worker horribly disfigured in a power line accident has undergone the nation's first full face transplant in hopes of smiling again and feeling kisses from his 3-year-old daughter.

dateMar 21, 2011 in Other
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Ctrip surfs China's homegrown travel wave

A crescendo of voices builds on a typically bustling day in the Shanghai headquarters of as staff put together hundreds of tourist trips. It is the sound of China's travel boom.

dateMar 21, 2011 in Internet
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Lizard uses UV signals to ward off rivals

( -- We’re all familiar with different animal species using a variety of strategies to attract a mate or chase off an aggressor or a rival. For birds, it’s often a dazzling display of plumage or a deafening ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Want to silence a gene? Pull here

( -- Simply stretching DNA can silence a gene, scientists at the UA have discovered. The finding could point to a previously unknown gene control mechanism.

dateMar 21, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Rivers buckle under pressure from climate, dams

Climate change is likely to intensify the alarming rate of degradation of the world’s rivers and wetlands unless water resources are better managed, according to a special issue of the international scientific journal ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Environment
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