Archive: 26/02/2010

Gene signature may improve colon cancer treatment

A gene signature, first identified in mouse colon cancer cells, may help identify patients at risk of colon cancer recurrence, according to a recent study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers.

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Cancer
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Nanotube Thermocells Hold Promise as Energy Source

( -- A study published in the American Chemical Society's journal Nano Letters reveals that thermocells based on carbon nanotube electrodes might eventually be used for generating electrical energy from heat discarded ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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The pig and its pancreas

The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes places a huge burden on its victims and poses a tremendous challenge to healthcare systems. Half of all heart attacks and stroke cases, but also many other deleterious conditions, ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Medical research
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Mechanical devices stamped on plastic

( -- Microelectromechanical devices -- tiny machines with moving parts -- are everywhere these days: they monitor air pressure in car tires, register the gestures of video game players, and reflect light onto ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Engineering
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A New Class of Variable Stars Revealed

( -- Modern astronomy sometimes makes discoveries by looking in new places, the distant universe for example, using telescopes and instruments that extend the previous limits of detection.

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Astronomy
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Resting brain reveals connections

( -- Images of the brain with various areas 'lighting up' in a rainbow of colours are now pretty familiar to many of us. These come from studies in which people are given tasks to do inside MRI scanners, and the ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Neuroscience
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