Archive: 04/25/2010

Worm genes KO'd

Knocking genes out of action allows researchers to learn what genes do by seeing what goes wrong without them. University of Utah biologists pioneered the field. Mario Capecchi won a Nobel Prize for developing ...

Apr 25, 2010
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Targeting a waterborne foe

Discovered in 1976, cryptosporidium lurks worldwide in water, contaminating swimming pools, water parks, and drinking water supplies. Although it has even been featured on the comedy show The Colbert Report, it is no laughing ...

Apr 25, 2010
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Liquid-solid interactions, as never before seen

(PhysOrg.com) -- Wettability -- the degree to which a liquid either spreads out over a surface or forms into droplets -- is crucial to a wide variety of processes. It influences, for example, how easily a ...

Apr 25, 2010
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Studying altered brain cells sheds light on epilepsy

Neuroscience researchers have zeroed in on a novel mechanism that helps control the firing of electrical signals among neurons. By isolating the molecular and electrical events that occur when this control is disrupted, the ...

Apr 25, 2010
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Israel reverses iPad ban

Israel on Sunday reversed a ban on Apple's new iPad after initially confiscating the devices at its airports because the wireless signal was 40 times stronger than the legal limit.

Apr 25, 2010
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