Archive: 22/01/2009

Process can cut the cost of making cellulosic biofuels

A patented Michigan State University process to pretreat corn-crop waste before conversion into ethanol means extra nutrients don't have to be added, cutting the cost of making biofuels from cellulose.

dateJan 22, 2009 in
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Revisiting the anthrax attacks

When anthrax was sent through the U.S. Postal Service in 2001, an overwhelming majority of postal workers elected not to be inoculated with the available vaccine because of confusion and distrust, according to a University ...

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The continents as a heat blanket

Drifting of the large tectonic plates and the superimposed continents is not only powered by the heat-driven convection processes in the Earth's mantle, but rather retroacts on this internal driving processes. In doing so, ...

dateJan 22, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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WineCrisp -- new apple was more than 20 years in the making

A new, late-ripening apple named WineCrisp™ which carries the Vf gene for scab resistance was developed over the past 20 plus years through classical breeding techniques, not genetic engineering. License to propagate trees ...

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The total package: A skillful, compassionate doctor

Patients and their families want physicians who are gifted in diagnosis and treatment and who are caring individuals with the interpersonal skills needed to communicate complex information in stressful circumstances.

dateJan 22, 2009 in Health
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Why do the majority of people never get cancer?

( -- Every year, millions of people are diagnosed with cancer - a remarkably high number. But what about the flipside of those statistics? That is, two out of three people never get cancer, and more than half ...

dateJan 22, 2009 in Cancer feature
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