Archive: 11/25/2008

Researchers find clue to safer obesity drugs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Once hailed as a miracle weight-loss drug, Fen-phen was removed from the market more than a decade ago for inducing life-threatening side effects, including heart valve lesions. Scientists at UT Southwestern ...

Nov 25, 2008
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Proteins strangle cell during division

A Swedish research group has discovered a new mechanism for cell division in a microorganism found in extremely hot and acidic conditions. The results of the research offer insights into evolution, but also into the functioning ...

Nov 25, 2008
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Cancer cell 'bodyguard' turned into killer

If you're a cancer cell, you want a protein called Bcl-2 on your side because it decides if you live or die. It's usually a trusted bodyguard, protecting cancer cells from programmed death and allowing them to grow and form ...

Nov 25, 2008
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Scientists Shed Light on Evolution of Gene Regulation

Scientists at Penn State have shed light on some of the processes that regulate genes -- such as the processes that ensure that proteins are produced at the correct time, place, and amount in an organism -- ...

Nov 25, 2008
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Mammogram most effective 12 months after radiation treatment

Breast cancer patients who receive breast-conserving therapy and radiation do not need a follow-up mammogram until 12 months after radiation, despite current American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and National Comprehensive ...

Nov 25, 2008
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The Physics of Explosives and Blast Helmets

Of all the threats facing U.S. soldiers in combat, among the most dangerous are roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices (IED's). At the 61st Meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics ...

Nov 25, 2008
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Hubble captures outstanding views of mammoth stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- The image shows a pair of colossal stars, WR 25 and Tr16-244, located within the open cluster Trumpler 16. This cluster is embedded within the Carina Nebula, an immense cauldron of gas and ...

Nov 25, 2008
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