Archive: 08/23/2007

Astronomers find gaping hole in the Universe

University of Minnesota astronomers have found an enormous hole in the Universe, nearly a billion light-years across, empty of both normal matter such as stars, galaxies and gas, as well as the mysterious, ...

dateAug 23, 2007 in Astronomy
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New cancer weapon: nuclear nanocapsules

Rice University chemists have found a way to package some of nature's most powerful radioactive particles inside DNA-sized tubes of pure carbon -- a method they hope to use to target tiny tumors and even lone leukemia cells.

dateAug 23, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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New Nano-Sensor Can Detect Asthma Symptoms

A sensor developed at the University of Pittsburgh could strip the element of surprise from some asthma attacks by detecting one before its onset. Fitted in a hand-held device, the tiny sensor provides people who have asthma ...

dateAug 23, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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Pioneering tests on odors from plastic water pipe

“Fruity plastic” may seem like a connoisseur’s description of the bouquet of a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot gone bad. However, that was among several uncomplimentary terms that a panel of water “sensory experts” ...

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Toxic shock: immune system's anthrax link

Human immune proteins crucial for fighting cancer, viruses and bacterial infections belong to an ancient and lethal toxin family previously only found in bacteria, Australian researchers have found. These pro ...

dateAug 23, 2007 in Medical research
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