Archive: 03/28/2010

Fat clue to TB awakening

The factors instrumental in triggering latent tuberculosis (TB) infection to progress into active disease have long remained elusive to researchers. New insight into the mystery is provided by Professor David ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Medical research
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Microbial answer to plastic pollution?

Fragments of plastic in the ocean are not just unsightly but potentially lethal to marine life. Coastal microbes may offer a smart solution to clean up plastic contamination, according to Jesse Harrison presenting ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Grasshopper outlook strikes fear on Western range

(AP) -- Grasshopper infestations have taken on mythic tones here on the arid prairie of northeastern Wyoming - they blanket highways, eat T-shirts off clotheslines and devour nearly every scrap of vegetation ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Ecology
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Nanoparticles Unlock Tumor Identity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using nanoparticles designed to recognize specific sugar-binding molecules on the surfaces of cells, a team of investigators at Michigan State University has developed a process that uses magnetic resonance ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Apps to curb texting while driving have tough task

(AP) -- Cars use lights, bells and buzzers to remind drivers to fasten their seat belts as they start their engines. It would seem natural, then, to offer motorists friendly, yet stern warnings about another bad habit: holding ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Software
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Health overhaul likely to strain doctor shortage

(AP) -- Better beat the crowd and find a doctor. Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the landmark health overhaul that will bring them millions more newly insured ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Health
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