Archive: 12/24/2010

Mussel adhesive for DNA chips

Mussels are true masters of adhesion. Whether on the wood of a pier, the metal of a ship’s hull, rocks, or to their own kind, they stick to everything. Researchers led by Philip B. Messersmith at Northwestern ...

Dec 24, 2010
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Boston hospital made 3 spine operation errors

(AP) -- A major Boston teaching hospital has been cited by federal and state health inspectors after doctors operated on the wrong location on three spine surgery patients.

Dec 24, 2010
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When matter and antimatter collide

Antimatter, a substance that often features in science fiction, is routinely created at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, to provide us with a better understanding of atoms and molecules. ...

Dec 24, 2010
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New protein promotes embryonic brain formation

The various bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling factors play an important role in early neural development in the vertebrate embryo. However, maturation of these tissues ultimately depends on the coordinated ...

Dec 24, 2010
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Super-B accelerator funded by Italian government

The Ministry for Education, University and Research has decided to select the SuperB project conducted by the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) as one of its "flagship projects" in Italy over the next few ...

Dec 24, 2010
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Solar eclipse to be seen on January 4, 2011

Some of the world will be able to greet the first part of the new year with a solar eclipse. On the morning of Tuesday, January 4, 2011, an eclipse of the Sun will be widely visible across Europe and as far ...

Dec 24, 2010
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