Archive: 12/22/2008

Study on cytotoxicity of carbon nanotubes

Owing to the novel properties of carbon nanotubes (CBNs), a series of problems associated with in vitro toxicity assessments of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have appeared in many literatures. In order to properly evaluate the ...

Dec 22, 2008
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Redesigned protein accelerates blood clotting

Researchers have made several, subtle changes in the structure of a key protein, dramatically increasing its ability to drive blood clotting, according to a study published in a December edition of the Journal of Thrombosis an ...

Dec 22, 2008
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Leptin's long-distance call to the pancreas

Rube Goldberg—the cartoonist who devised complex machines for simple tasks—would have smiled at one of leptin's mechanisms for curbing insulin release. As Hinoi et al. show, the fat-derived hormone enlists ...

Dec 22, 2008
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Solving the mysteries of metallic glass

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT and the National University of Singapore have made significant progress in understanding a class of materials that has resisted analysis for decades. Their findings could lead to the rapid ...

Dec 22, 2008
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SNPs of ABC transporter genes linked to lung cancer risk

Individuals with particular variants of certain genes involved in metabolizing the most potent carcinogen found in cigarette smoke have an increased risk of developing lung cancer. That is the conclusion of a new study published ...

Dec 22, 2008
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When it's not just baby weight

Body image is a tricky thing for many women. Like looking into a funhouse mirror, the way they perceive their bodies can make them think they're thinner or more obese than they actually are. Researchers led by Temple University's ...

Dec 22, 2008
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