Archive: 03/27/2008

AIDS experts go back to basics

The head of the U.S. agency in charge of AIDS research says scientists need to go back to basics to find a vaccine against the HIV virus.

dateMar 27, 2008 in HIV & AIDS
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More Honduran cantaloupes recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced more companies have joined in the recall of Honduran-produced cantaloupes due to possible contamination.

dateMar 27, 2008 in Other
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Small desert beetle found to engineer ecosystems

The catastrophic action a tiny beetle is wreaking on the deteriorating Chihuahuan desert will be revealed in the April edition of the Royal Entomological Society's Ecological Entomology journal.

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Saving cancer patients' skin

Becky Sasaki has the quick laugh and easy smile of a woman who continues to thrive despite her four-year wrestling match with lung cancer. She still works every day in the family business, heads out for Thai food with her ...

dateMar 27, 2008 in Cancer
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Femtogram-level chemical measurements now possible

Finding a simple and convenient technique that combines nanoscale structural measurements and chemical identification has been an elusive goal. With current analytical instruments, spatial resolution is too low, signal-to-noise ...

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Carbon Nanotubes Improve Fuel Cells

A group of scientists has created a new, improved fuel-cell electrode that is very lightweight and thin. Composed of a network of single-walled carbon nanotubes, the electrode functions nearly as well as conventional electrodes ...

dateMar 27, 2008 in Nanophysics feature
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