Archive: 07/25/2006

Diet benefits from fruits and vegetables

The U.S. government wants people to eat more fruits and vegetables, noting that health benefits can be derived from such a diet regimen.

Jul 25, 2006
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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.

Jul 25, 2006
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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 ...

Jul 25, 2006
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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.

Jul 25, 2006
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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.

Jul 25, 2006
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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 ...

Jul 25, 2006
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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 ...

Jul 25, 2006
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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 ...

Jul 25, 2006
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