Archive: 04/22/2009

Developmental drug helps protect against radiation damage

A drug currently under development at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine protects cells from the damaging effects of radiation exposure, a new study suggests. Results of the study, Abstract Number 3988, are being ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Cancer
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Indoor Composting With NatureMill (w/Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many people throw out organic food waste. When I do this, I feel vaguely guilty, knowing I should probably compost it for my backyard garden. However, last time we tried to compost, the neighbors ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Other weblog
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Herschel satellite weighed and fuelled

(PhysOrg.com) -- About two weeks ago, Herschel was weighed to record its dry mass before the satellite was fuelled with 256 kg of liquid hydrazine. After switching it on to confirm normal function, engineers ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Space Exploration
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How house-hunting ants choose the best home

(PhysOrg.com) -- Direct comparison of alternatives isn’t always the best way to make a decision - at least if you’re an ant. House-hunting rock ants collectively manage to choose the best nest-site without ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Researcher finds reason for weight gain

Liwei Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, is the lead author of a research paper showing that weight gain and obesity are more linked to ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Health
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Antibody gives cancer the recognition it deserves

In concept, the human immune system has the power to destroy cancer cells with great specificity. Therefore, cancer vaccines, like vaccines against influenza or other diseases, offer the hope of enticing the immune system ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Cancer
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