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 ...

dateJul 24, 2007 in Medical research
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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 ...

dateJul 24, 2007 in Health
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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.

dateJul 24, 2007 in Medical research
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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 ...

dateJul 24, 2007 in Nanophysics
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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.

dateJul 24, 2007 in Archaeology & Fossils
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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 ...

dateJul 24, 2007 in Astronomy
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