Archive: 25/11/2008

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 ...

dateNov 25, 2008 in Cancer
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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 -- and they also ...

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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 ...

dateNov 25, 2008 in General Physics
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Hubble captures outstanding views of mammoth stars

( -- 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 dust that lies ...

dateNov 25, 2008 in Astronomy
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