Archive: 09/22/2008

Car fronts at face value

Do people attribute certain personality traits or emotions to car fronts? If so, could this have implications for driving and pedestrian behavior? Truls Thorstensen (EFS Consulting Vienna), Karl Grammer (Ludwig Boltzmann ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Other
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Purifying nanorods: Big success with tiny cleanup

Chemists at Rice University have discovered a novel method to produce ultra-pure gold nanorods -- tiny, wand-like nanoparticles that are being studied in dozens of labs worldwide for applications as broad as diagnosing disease ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Nanomaterials
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Indian Spice Reduces Size of Hemorrhagic Stroke

You might want to make curcumin part of your daily diet. This active ingredient of the Indian curry spice, turmeric, not only lowers your chances of getting cancer and Alzheimer's disease, but may reduce the ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Health
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Proton therapy lowers chance of later cancers

Patients who are treated with proton therapy (a specialized type of external beam radiation therapy using protons rather than X-rays to treat cancer) decreases the risk of patients developing a secondary cancer by two-fold, ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Cancer
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PC program may help teach new surgeons

New computer game technology can help educate otolaryngology medical students who don't have any anatomical knowledge or surgical experience, according to new research presented at the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Other
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Healthy blood vessels may prevent fat growth

The cells lining blood vessels are known to be important for maintaining health, but researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine believe these cells may perform an unsuspected task – controlling the development ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Medical research
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