Archive: 02/23/2011

Producing clean water in an emergency

Disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often result in the spread of diseases like gastroenteritis, giardiasis and even cholera because of an immediate shortage of clean drinking water. Now, chemistry researchers ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Lasers ID deadly skin cancer better than doctors

High-resolution images from a laser-based tool developed at Duke University could help doctors better diagnose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, while potentially saving thousands of lives and millions of dollars ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Cancer
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Embryo's cell stampede

As an embryo grows towards its final adult form, the initial fertilized egg cell must divide many times over into cells that will become specialized and form the many different tissues and organs of the body.

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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What songbirds can teach us about the brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- Professor Sarah Woolley does research on males who mate for life and help out around the home. If you asked where these creatures can be found, she might direct your attention outdoors.

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Neuroscience
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How Kleopatra got its moons

The asteroid Kleopatra, like its namesake, the last pharaoh and queen of Egypt, gave birth to twins – two moons probably spawned by the asteroid sometime in the past 100 million years.

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Out of thin air

Imagine a priceless painting that has been all but ruined by a ravaging storage room fire. The beautiful paint, painstakingly applied in a multitude of colors, is obscured by layers of dark soot. A masterpiece ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Space Exploration
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