Archive: 12/26/2006

Genetic mechanism helps explain chronic pain disorders

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that commonly occurring variations of a gene trigger a domino effect in chronic pain disorders. The finding might lead to more effective treatments ...

dateDec 26, 2006 in Genetics
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The mathematics of cloaking

The theorists who first created the mathematics that describe the behavior of the recently announced "invisibility cloak" have revealed a new analysis that may extend the current cloak's powers, enabling it to hide even act ...

dateDec 26, 2006 in Mathematics
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New Study Links Wildfires to Ocean Temperatures

Western U.S. wildfires are likely to increase in the coming decades, according to a new tree-ring study led by the University of Comahue in Argentina and involving the University of Colorado at Boulder that links episodic ...

dateDec 26, 2006 in Environment
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