Archive: 08/22/2006

Studies Reveal People Become More Autonomous, Happier with Age

Realities associated with aging are numerous, and often negative. However, according to a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher, the aging process isn't all bad because it helps most individuals become more autonomous ...

dateAug 22, 2006 in
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Mathematicians Solve the 'Cocktail Party Problem'

Officials at the CIA and scientists around the world have pondered the "cocktail party problem" for decades. How could they separate one sound - perhaps a voice - from a group of other recorded sounds, perhaps a multitude ...

dateAug 22, 2006 in Mathematics
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Early warning for schizophrenia found in spinal fluid

The study, published today in PLoS Medicine, shows that newly diagnosed schizophrenic patients have higher levels of glucose in their brain and spinal fluid than healthy individuals. Scientists hope these findings ...

dateAug 22, 2006 in
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Revealing the earth's secrets

In biology textbooks the world over you can read about how important bacteria in the soil are for plants and animals. Now the textbooks might have to be rewritten.

dateAug 22, 2006 in
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Nanowire-Paper Offers Strength, Flexibility

University of Arkansas researchers have created assemblies of nanowires that show potential in applications such as armor, flame-retardant fabric, bacteria filters, oil cracking, controlled drug release, decomposition ...

dateAug 22, 2006 in Nanomaterials
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Rehydrate -- your RNA needs it

Water, that molecule-of-all-trades, is famous for its roles in shaping the Earth, sustaining living creatures and serving as a universal solvent. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan and the Academy of Sciences ...

dateAug 22, 2006 in
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Researcher hits bulls-eye for antibiotic target

A Purdue University researcher has opened the door for possible antibiotic treatments for a variety of diseases by determining the structure of a protein that controls the starvation response of E. coli.

dateAug 22, 2006 in
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Ant jaws break speed record, propel insects into air

A species of ant native to Central and South America is entering the annals of extreme animal movement, boasting jaws arguably more impressive than such noteworthy contenders as the great white shark and the ...

dateAug 22, 2006 in
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