Archive: 24/07/2009

Genetically engineered bacteria compute the route

US researchers have created 'bacterial computers' with the potential to solve complicated mathematics problems. The findings of the research, published in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Biological Engineering, demonstrate ...

dateJul 24, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Embarrassing illnesses no bar to information sharing

People with potentially 'stigmatizing' medical conditions are just as likely as those with less stigmatizing illnesses to allow their personal information to be used for health research. A new study, published in the open ...

dateJul 24, 2009 in Health
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Resistance to antibiotics: When 1+1 is not 2

The evolution of multiple antibiotic resistances is a global and difficult problem to eradicate. Isabel Gordo, a group leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal, reports in the paper published in the ...

dateJul 24, 2009 in Medical research
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Gov't considers 7 states for mercury site

(AP) -- The federal government is trying to find a location to store the nation's excess mercury deposits, with seven states being considered. But the government is quickly finding out that very few people want the stuff.

dateJul 24, 2009 in Environment
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