Archive: 04/27/2007

Arming the fight against resistant bacteria

In 1928, Alexander Fleming opened the door to treating bacterial infections when he stumbled upon the first known antibiotic in a Penicillium mold growing in a discarded experiment.

dateApr 27, 2007 in
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Anti-dandruff compound may help fight epilepsy

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that the same ingredient used in dandruff shampoos to fight the burning, itching and flaking on your head also can calm overexcited nerve cells inside your head, making it a potential ...

dateApr 27, 2007 in Medical research
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Antifungal drug stops blood vessel growth

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered to their surprise that a drug commonly used to treat toenail fungus can also block angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels commonly seen in cancers. The drug, itraconazole, ...

dateApr 27, 2007 in Medications
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Optoelectronic tweezers push nanowires around

In efforts that can improve studies of biological objects and the construction of nanotech materials, researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have invented "optoelectronic tweezers," a new way of controlling ...

dateApr 27, 2007 in Nanophysics
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Florida Might Be Tech's Next Big Hub

Silicon Valley is still thriving despite its high cost of living, but a recent AEA report ranks Florida as the fourth-largest and second-fastest-growing "Cyberstate."

dateApr 27, 2007 in Business
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Satellites shed light on global warming

As climate change continues to make headlines across the world, participants at the 2007 Envisat Symposium this week are hearing how Earth observation satellites allow scientists to better understand the parameters ...

dateApr 27, 2007 in Environment
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Plants do not emit methane

A recent study in Nature suggested that terrestrial plants may be a global source of the potent greenhouse gas methane, making plants substantial contributors to the annual global methane budget. This controversial findin ...

dateApr 27, 2007 in Environment
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Fish growth changes enhanced by climate change

Changes in growth rates in some coastal and long-lived deep-ocean fish species in the south west Pacific are consistent with shifts in wind systems and water temperatures, according to new Australian research published in ...

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FCC Sets Digital TV Rules

The FCC adopts measures to ensure a smooth transition to DTV in 2009, which is necessary to free up the 700MHz band for wireless voice and data.

dateApr 27, 2007 in Telecom
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Net Neutrality Advocates Ready for New Congress

Net neutrality advocates on Thursday reiterated their opposition to allowing preferential treatment on the Internet, and a key lawmaker pledged to continue the legislative battle against prioritized web access.

dateApr 27, 2007 in Telecom
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