Archive: 07/25/2006

Genome of symbiotic tree fungus sequenced

U.S. government scientists have completed DNA sequencing of a fungus that forms a beneficial symbiosis with trees in North American and Eurasian forests.

dateJul 25, 2006 in
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Ancient Global Warming Drove Early Primates' Dispersal

The continent-hopping habits of early primates have long puzzled scientists, and several scenarios have been proposed to explain how the first true members of the group appeared virtually simultaneously on Asia, Europe and ...

dateJul 25, 2006 in
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Scientists Discern Shape of Important Protein

Scientists at North Carolina State University have effectively lifted the veil from an important protein that is linked to the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s.

dateJul 25, 2006 in
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NASA Releases Initial Images From CALIPSO

The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation spacecraft known as CALIPSO is returning never-before-seen images of clouds and aerosols, tiny particles suspended in the air.

dateJul 25, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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DNA damage study probes inflammation, disease link

New research at MIT may help scientists better understand the chemical associations between chronic inflammation and diseases such as cancer and atherosclerosis. The work could lead to drugs that break the ...

dateJul 25, 2006 in
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Old Pulsars -- New Tricks

The super-sensitivity of ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has shown that the prevailing theory of how stellar corpses, known as pulsars, generate their X-rays needs revising. In particular, the energy needed ...

dateJul 25, 2006 in General Physics
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Titan's pebbles 'seen' by Huygens radio

An unexpected radio reflection from the surface of Titan has allowed ESA scientists to deduce the average size of stones and pebbles close to the Huygens’ landing site. The technique could be used on other ...

dateJul 25, 2006 in Space Exploration
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