Archive: 02/22/2008

Helping back pain sufferers to stay in work

New research to be carried out at The University of Nottingham could have a major impact on the way that people struggling with low back pain are helped to stay in work.

dateFeb 22, 2008 in Other
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Observing sustainable tourism in Antarctica

“Antarctica is the ultimate destination for anyone interested in natural history but it also challenges those people who visit to think broadly about our responsibilities to all life on Earth.” That’s the view of Dr ...

dateFeb 22, 2008 in Environment
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Premature births linked to physical abuse

Premature birth can have serious effects on the development and growth of children. In many parts of the world, preterm deliveries are increasing in frequency. In a study published in the February 2008 issue of the American Jo ...

dateFeb 22, 2008 in Health
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Salamanders, headwater streams critical in food chain

University of Missouri scientist Ray Semlitsch studies creatures most people don’t ever see. These creatures are active only at night and thrive in the shallow, cool, wet surroundings of headwater streams, an oft-overlooked ...

dateFeb 22, 2008 in
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Stroke more prevalent in United States than in Europe

American adults have a higher prevalence of stroke than their European counterparts, due in part to a higher rate of stroke risk factors among Americans and barriers to care in the United States, according to a study presented ...

dateFeb 22, 2008 in Health
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Electron filmed for first time ever

Now it is possible to see a movie of an electron. The movie shows how an electron rides on a light wave after just having been pulled away from an atom. This is the first time an electron has ever been filmed, ...

dateFeb 22, 2008 in General Physics
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The structure of resistance

A team of scientists from the University Paris Descartes has solved the structure of two proteins that allow bacteria to gain resistance to multiple types of antibiotics, according to a report in EMBO reports this month. ...

dateFeb 22, 2008 in
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Novel method to reveal drug targets

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists have developed a new large-scale method to identify the interactions between proteins that are a major target for therapeutic intervention. The novel method can identify the weak, ...

dateFeb 22, 2008 in
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Catalysis discovery takes aim at NOx emissions

A discovery in molecular chemistry may help remove a barrier to widespread use of diesel and other fuel-efficient "lean burn" vehicle engines. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National ...

dateFeb 22, 2008 in
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