Archive: 27/11/2006

Quest for better breast cancer drugs

Breast cancer sufferers could eventually benefit from high-tuned, tailor-made drug treatments that minimize side effects as a result of a joint initiative between computer scientists in Edinburgh and cellular biologists in ...

dateNov 27, 2006 in Cancer
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Lessons learned from drought deaths 40,000 years ago

Drought-stricken Australia should heed a warning from a new study that shows a series of massive droughts killed giant kangaroos and other "megafauna" in south-east Queensland 40,000 years ago, according to researchers from ...

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A giant among minnows: Giant danio can keep growing

Two fish that share much in common genetically appear to have markedly different abilities to grow, a finding that could provide a new way to research such disparate areas as muscle wasting disease and fish farming, a new ...

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Aching back? Sitting up straight could be the culprit

Researchers are using a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that sitting in an upright position places unnecessary strain on your back, leading to potentially chronic pain problems if you spend long hours ...

dateNov 27, 2006 in Other
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The topsy-turvy galaxy

The captivating appearance of this image of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313, taken with the FORS instrument at ESO's Very Large Telescope, belies its inner turmoil. The dense clustering of bright stars and gas in its arms, ...

dateNov 27, 2006 in Astronomy
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Human testis harbors HIV-1 in resident immune cells

Researchers have demonstrated HIV replication within resident immune cells of the testis, providing an explanation for the persistence of virus in semen even after effective highly active antiretroviral therapy. The related ...

dateNov 27, 2006 in HIV & AIDS
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