Archive: 04/25/2007

Halos and horns: Fixing the 'taste' of diet soda

University of Illinois researchers Soo-Yeun Lee and Shelly Schmidt are trying to solve a mystery: Why doesn't diet soda taste more like regular soda? Can a well-trained panel of "taste testers" pinpoint the exact problem? ...

Apr 25, 2007
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Lake districts serve as prisms of environmental change

Two vastly different Wisconsin lake districts — one in a dynamic agricultural and urban setting, the other in a forested and much less developed region of the state — are proving their value as sentinels of regional environmental ...

Apr 25, 2007
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Why nanowires make great photodetectors

The geometry of semiconducting nanowires makes them uniquely suited for light detection, according to a new UC San Diego study that highlights the possibility of nanowire light detectors with single-photon ...

Apr 25, 2007
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New Materials for Making 'Spintronic' Devices

An interdisciplinary group of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has devised methods to make a new class of electronic devices based on a property of electrons known ...

Apr 25, 2007
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Turtles are loyal in feeding as well as in breeding

A research team led by the Dr Annette Broderick of the University of Exeter’s School of Biosciences has discovered that, after laying their eggs, sea turtles travel hundreds of miles to feed at exactly the same sites. The ...

Apr 25, 2007
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Short chromosomes put cancer cells in forced rest

A Johns Hopkins team has stopped in its tracks a form of blood cancer in mice by engineering and inactivating an enzyme, telomerase, thereby shortening the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres.

Apr 25, 2007
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New hereditary breast cancer gene discovered

A new hereditary breast cancer gene has been discovered by scientists at the Lundberg Laboratory for Cancer Research and the Plastic Surgery Clinic at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden. The researchers found that women with ...

Apr 25, 2007
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