Archive: 22/04/2010

Pulsars in many octaves

A unique combination of telescopes allowed astronomers to simultaneously observe the radio wavelength light from six different pulsars across wavelengths from only 3.5 centimetres up to 7 metres - a difference-factor of 200, ...

dateApr 22, 2010 in Astronomy
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Genomes of citrus canker pathogens decoded

An international team of scientists from Brazil and the United States have completed the draft genome sequences of two strains of the Xanthomonas bacteria that cause citrus canker. Citrus canker, a belligerent disease that ...

dateApr 22, 2010 in Biotechnology
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The silence of the genes

Viruses have evolved a broad range of strategies that enable them to evade the immune systems of their hosts. A team of researchers led by LMU virologist Professor Jürgen Haas has been studying a novel, recently discovered ...

dateApr 22, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Nanofibers Carry Toxic Peptides Into Cancer Cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have long known that certain peptides are capable of killing cells by inserting themselves into the cell membranes and disrupting normal membrane structure and function. Now, researchers at Northwestern ...

dateApr 22, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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CenturyTel, seeking scale, to buy Qwest for $10B+

(AP) -- CenturyTel Inc., the country's fifth-largest local-phone company, plans to buy the third-largest, Qwest Communications International Inc., in a stock deal worth more than $10 billion so the companies can try to better ...

dateApr 22, 2010 in Business
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