Archive: 09/25/2008

Scientists identify novel inhibitor of human microRNA

Scientists at The Wistar Institute and their colleagues have identified, for the first time, a molecule that can regulate microRNAs – short strands of RNA that play a vital role in gene expression and are closely associated ...

Sep 25, 2008
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Detecting human activities through barriers

University of Texas professor Hao Ling and Ph.D. candidate, Shobha Ram, are one step closer to making x-ray vision a reality. They are perfecting radar systems that can detect human activities through barriers ...

Sep 25, 2008
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From 12 years onward you learn differently

Eight-year-old children have a radically different learning strategy from twelve-year-olds and adults. Eight-year-olds learn primarily from positive feedback ('Well done!'), whereas negative feedback ('Got it wrong this time') ...

Sep 25, 2008
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The wild, hidden cousin of SN 1987A supernova

The supernova, called SN 1996cr, was first singled out in 2001 by Franz Bauer. Bauer noticed a bright, variable source in the Circinus spiral galaxy, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Although the source ...

Sep 25, 2008
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Published ENT surgical innovations fall drastically

The number of cases of surgical innovation published in otolaryngic medical journals has fallen drastically since the late 1980s, leading researchers to question the impact of government oversight over surgery, according ...

Sep 25, 2008
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Fishy diet in early infancy cuts eczema risk

An infant diet that includes fish before the age of 9 months curbs the risk of developing eczema, indicates research published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Sep 25, 2008
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Galloping and breathing at high speed

The coordination of two systems are key for any horse to walk, trot, gallop or win a race. The first are the lower limbs, which allow the animal to move along on a "spring-like" tendon. The second is a complicated respiratory ...

Sep 25, 2008
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