Archive: 07/24/2006

'Friend' protein keeps nerve signals in check

Among the many thousands of proteins in the cell, some are essential players while some are "hangers-on." The neuronal protein syntaxin is essential. Without it, you die. A more recently discovered protein called tomosyn ...

Jul 24, 2006
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Study may help prevent bioterrorism

U.S. scientists say they've shown a protein in the nucleus of smallpox victims' cells triggers progression of smallpox-related illnesses.

Jul 24, 2006
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Superheating Nanoparticles

“For quite a long time people have been measuring the melting points of small particles,” Shaun Hendy tells “They’ve found that the melting point decreases and this decrease is in inverse proportion to the ...

Jul 24, 2006 feature
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Canadian prescription wars continue

An increasing number of prescription drugs ordered by U.S. citizens from Canadian sources are being seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.

Jul 24, 2006
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Want to lose weight? Try sleeping more

If you want to lose weight, get more sleep. In a new article appearing in the current issue of Obesity Reviews, University of Michigan researcher Michael Sivak presents calculations showing that replacing one hour of ina ...

Jul 24, 2006
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Black Hole Spills Kaleidoscope of Color

Shoes may not come in every color, but space objects do. All objects in space, everything from dust to distant galaxies, give off a rainbow of light - including light our eyes can't see. That's where NASA's ...

Jul 24, 2006
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Fullerenes Yield Stable, Powerful MR Imaging Agent

Fullerenes, the soccer ball-shaped spheres of carbon that helped usher in the nanotechnology era, have been touted as versatile containers for delivering drugs and other clinically useful molecules to tumors. Turning promise ...

Jul 24, 2006
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Glass fibers instead of copper cables

Semiconductor technology is expensive. Novel optical microchips made of plastic are set to bring down the price of fiber-optic technology in future. Personal fiber-optic connections for private individuals ...

Jul 24, 2006
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