Archive: 07/24/2007

Scientists unveil the 'face' of a new memory

A century-old dream of neuroscientists to visualize a memory has been fulfilled, as University of California, Irvine researchers, using newly developing microscopic techniques, have captured first-time images of the changes ...

Jul 24, 2007
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Examining obesity: What should we eat?

By reviewing thousands of research reports, UC scientists were able to pin down four factors that are most likely to cause overweight and obesity in America: the consumption of dietary fat, sweetened beverages and restaurant ...

Jul 24, 2007
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Enzyme discovery sheds light on vitamin D

Surprising findings by Queen’s University researchers have shed new light on how the “sunshine vitamin” D – increasingly used to treat and prevent cancer and other diseases – is broken down by our bodies.

Jul 24, 2007
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Unique Quantum Effect Found in Silicon Nanocrystals

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, collaborating with Innovalight, Inc., have shown that a new and important effect called Multiple Exciton Generation (MEG) occurs efficiently ...

Jul 24, 2007
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Small Footprint, Big Impression

North Carolina State University’s paleontologists may have a small physical “footprint” on campus, but the researchers have managed to make a pretty big impression on the world nonetheless.

Jul 24, 2007
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The Sun Loses its Spots

While sidewalks crackle in the summer heat, NASA scientists are keeping a close eye on the sun. It is almost spotless, a sign that the Sun may have reached solar minimum. Scientists are now watching for the ...

Jul 24, 2007
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Renewable energy wrecks environment, scientist claims

Renewable does not mean green. That is the claim of Jesse Ausubel of the Rockefeller University in New York. Writing in Inderscience's International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, Ausubel explains that b ...

Jul 24, 2007
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