Archive: 12/21/2006

Unbelted backseat passengers produce deadly results

Holiday travelers: Listen up and buckle up. New research shows that unbelted backseat passengers risk injury or death to themselves and the driver seated in front of them in the event of a head-on crash.

Dec 21, 2006
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Study compares LASIK and LASEK eye surgery

A study comparing the safety, effectiveness and reliability of LASIK and LASEK has found no clinically significant differences between the two types of laser eye surgery.

Dec 21, 2006
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Africa's least-known carnivore in Tanzania

[B]Mongoose is one more rare find in the mountains of Southern Tanzania[/B] The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that a camera-trap study in the mountains of Southern Tanzania has now rec ...

Dec 21, 2006
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Shotgun sequencing finds nanoorganisms

For 11 years, Jill Banfield at the University of California, Berkeley, has collected and studied the microbes that slime the floors of mines and convert iron to acid, a common source of stream pollution around ...

Dec 21, 2006
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Squirrels place winning bet in unpredictable world

In an evolutionary game of tug-of-war, red squirrels have gained the upper hand over the cunning spruce trees, says new University of Alberta research that suggests the clever animals are staying one step ahead ...

Dec 21, 2006
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Genetically modified cells attack tumors

St. Jude researchers show genetically modified stem cells in the nervous system actively seek out even tiny tumors Mice with neuroblastoma tumors have been successfully treated with genetically modified c ...

Dec 21, 2006
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To catch an intermediate

A new technique for capturing the short-lived but critical "intermediate" compounds that help carry chemical reactions which take place in aqueous solution from their starting point to the final product has been developed ...

Dec 21, 2006
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