Archive: 07/26/2007

More fish oil, less vegetable oil, better for your health

Scientists have provided new evidence that using more fish oil than vegetable oil in the diet decreases the formation of chemicals called prostanoids, which, when produced in excess, increase inflammation in various tissues ...

Jul 26, 2007
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Researchers create search engine to hunt molecules online

ChemxSeer, the first publicly available search engine designed specifically for chemical formulae, can sort out when "He" refers to helium and not a person more than nine times out of 10, according to the Penn State College ...

Jul 26, 2007
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Researchers find key to messenger RNA control

Researchers at McGill University have successfully used a class of tiny nucleic acids called microRNAs to control messenger RNA, one of the major gene regulators in life, outside the confines of a living cell for the first ...

Jul 26, 2007
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Hidden order found in a quantum spin liquid

An international team, including scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, has detected a hidden magnetic “quantum order” that extends over chains of 100 atoms in a ceramic without classical magnetism. The ...

Jul 26, 2007
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Scientists find stem cell switch

Scientists have discovered how plant stem cells in roots detect soil structure and whether it is favourable for growth.

Jul 26, 2007
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Oxford survey on internet use in Britain

The Oxford Internet Institute has released the OxIS Report 2007, the latest report in a series OII surveys that examine internet access, use and attitudes in Britain. A key finding is that a digital divide continues to exist.

Jul 26, 2007
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