Archive: 27/04/2007

IBM Mainframes Go 3-D

By integrating its Cell processors with the mainframe, the company hopes to create virtual worlds on the Web that benefit gamers as well as the enterprise.

dateApr 27, 2007 in Hardware
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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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