Archive: 07/24/2008

Prevailing theory of aging challenged in Stanford worm study

Age may not be rust after all. Specific genetic instructions drive aging in worms, report researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Their discovery contradicts the prevailing theory that aging is a buildup ...

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A sensible censor for sharing medical records

( -- Newly developed MIT software will help to allay patients' fears about who has access to their confidential records, facilitating the use of that data for medical research.

dateJul 24, 2008 in Other
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COROT's new find orbits Sun-like star

A team of European scientists working with COROT have discovered an exoplanet orbiting a star slightly more massive than the Sun. After just 555 days in orbit, the mission has now observed more than 50 000 ...

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Watching a 'New Star' Make the Universe Dusty

( -- Using ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer, and its remarkable acuity, astronomers were able for the first time to witness the appearance of a shell of dusty gas around a star that had just erupted, ...

dateJul 24, 2008 in Astronomy
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