Archive: 09/22/2010

Healthy plant sterols: A daily 'drip' is best

( -- Plant-derived sterols and stanols are known to be heart healthy compounds. When consumed in amounts greater than those found naturally in foods, these compounds lower blood cholesterol concentrations ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Health
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Tracking down pathogenic yeasts

If the human immunological system is weakened, yeast fungi that are normally harmless can be transformed into a lethal danger. This is why researchers at Fraunhofer are using next-generation sequencing to ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Physical limitations of breast cancer survivors

Women who survive breast cancer often suffer from functional limitations that affect motion, strength and dexterity, which may adversely affect all-cause and competing-cause survival but not breast cancer survival, according ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Cancer
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ESA's Rosetta comet-chaser goes LEGO

( -- What does a scientist do to visualise a space journey? Build a model, of course. A model of Europe's Rosetta comet-chaser made out of LEGO blocks started out in this small way and has grown ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Wheel in a corset

Are lightweight construction materials suitable for extremely stressed and safety-relevant components such as car wheel? Tests and calculations show that fiber-reinforced plastics are highly damage-tolerant ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Engineering
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