Archive: 01/28/2008

Downsized heart aids bypass surgery

An estimated one in 20 patients undergoing a common operation to boost blood supply to the heart and to ward off repeat heart attacks may do better if their surgeons also remold the heart to a near normal size, by cutting ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Linked Hawaiian Telescopes Catch a Nova Surprise

First results from a new NASA-funded scientific instrument at the W. M. Keck Observatory at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, are helping scientists overturn long-standing assumptions about powerful explosions called novae ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Scientists Explore Factors Contributing to DNA Mutations

A team of Penn State University researchers is the first to conduct a genome-wide study to compare the relative importance of factors that contribute to DNA mutations, which are implicated in cancer and over 40 neurological ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Professors see solutions in slime

You know algae. It’s the gunk that collects on the sides of a fish tank when you forget to clean it. It’s the slime that makes you slip on rocks while crossing a stream. You probably think of algae as ...

Jan 28, 2008
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AMD Delivers ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 GPU

AMD today announced the immediate availability of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics processor, expanding the visual boundaries of PC entertainment well beyond the 1080P High Definition (HD) threshold. The ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Structural study of anthrax yields new antibiotic target

Researchers studying anthrax knew they were onto something when they discovered an opponent the bacterium couldn’t outwit. Probing a bit deeper, they discovered this was because the attacker was interacting ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Cancer drug activates adult stem cells

The use of a drug used in cancer treatment activates stem cells that differentiate into bone appears to cause regeneration of bone tissue and be may be a potential treatment strategy for osteoporosis, according to a report ...

Jan 28, 2008
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