Archive: 02/22/2008

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 ...

Feb 22, 2008 3 / 5 (9) 0

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 ...

Feb 22, 2008 4 / 5 (1) 0

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 ...

Feb 22, 2008 4.9 / 5 (7) 1

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, ...

Feb 22, 2008 4.5 / 5 (184) 6

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. ...

Feb 22, 2008 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

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, ...

Feb 22, 2008 4 / 5 (1) 0

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 ...

Feb 22, 2008 4.8 / 5 (24) 0