Archive: 11/24/2009

New tool for helping pediatric heart surgery

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Stanford University has developed a way to simulate blood flow on the computer to optimize surgical designs. It is the basis of a new tool that may help ...

Nov 24, 2009
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Road rage: Fuel vapor heightens aggression

Outrageous prices may not be the only thing causing anger at the petrol pumps. A new study, published in the open access journal BMC Physiology, has shown that rats exposed to fumes from leaded and unleaded gasoline become ...

Nov 24, 2009
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Why circumcision reduces HIV risk

The decreased risk of HIV infection in circumcised men cannot be explained by a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to research published in PLoS Medicine.

Nov 24, 2009
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'Cosmic fruit machine' matches collisions

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new website will give everyone the chance to contribute to science by playing a 'cosmic fruit machine' and compare images of colliding galaxies with millions of simulated images of galactic ...

Nov 24, 2009
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Children unaffected by smoking ban consequences

The smoking ban in Wales has not displaced secondhand smoke from public places into the home. A study of 3500 children from 75 primary schools in Wales, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, found that t ...

Nov 24, 2009
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