Archive: 10/26/2007

Video shows buckyballs form by 'shrink wrapping'

The birth secret of buckyballs -- hollow spheres of carbon no wider than a strand of DNA -- has been caught on tape by researchers at Sandia National Laboratory and Rice University. An electron microscope video and computer ...

Oct 26, 2007
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Boiled peanuts pack big antioxidant punch

Boiled peanuts, a regional treat from the southern United States, may be as healthy as they are delicious. In the Oct. 31 issue of ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Alabama scientists report ...

Oct 26, 2007
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Napping doesn't impair nighttime sleep, research finds

Concerned that a midday snooze might ruin a good night's sleep? Fret not; ongoing research from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center indicates that napping has little effect on sleep onset -- and that ...

Oct 26, 2007
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Going Live With Click Chemistry

Click chemistry, one of the most exciting and proficient new techniques for labeling biomolecules in vitro, has now been extended to studies in the context of live cells as well. This breakthrough opens the ...

Oct 26, 2007
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Predators and parasites may increase evolutionary stability

A new study explores the role of natural enemies, such as predators and parasites, for mixed mating, a reproductive strategy in which hermaphroditic plants and animals reproduce through both self- and cross-fertilization. ...

Oct 26, 2007
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New fowlpox vaccine available

A new vaccine developed by CSIRO Livestock Industries to help control the common poultry disease, fowlpox, has been registered for commercial use by one of Australia’s leading animal health companies, Intervet ...

Oct 26, 2007
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Mystery Comet Explodes into Brightness

A once-faint comet has made a sudden leap from obscurity to center stage. Comet 17P/Holmes, now visible to northern hemisphere residents, increased its brightness by a factor of one million this week, going ...

Oct 26, 2007
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Persistence pays off

Chemists have come remarkably close to mimicking a type of protein previously thought impossible to imitate. The long-term application of this work could be in the development of new types of glucose sensors ...

Oct 26, 2007
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