Archive: 28/03/2011

Calm after the storm

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Japanese have impressed the world with the relative calm and order they have maintained in the aftermath of one of the world’s worst natural disasters.

dateMar 28, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Biosensors: Hormonal attractions

Estrogen receptor (ER) proteins play a major role in controlling the transcription of genetic information from DNA to messenger RNA in cells. Understanding how ER proteins interact with specific DNA regulatory sequences may ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Larynx cancer treatment saves patients' voices

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jerry Young had had a routine endoscopy and assumed that the hoarseness that appeared in his voice was an after-effect of that exam. “If it doesn’t go away in a couple of weeks, make an appointment ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Cancer
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How culprit Alzheimer's protein wreaks havoc

(PhysOrg.com) -- How the toxic protein, amyloid, sets off a chain of events that leads to brain cell death during Alzheimer's disease is described in new detail in a study from the University of Bristol published today in ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Explained: rad, rem, sieverts, becquerels

Sometimes it must seem as though reports on releases of radioactive materials from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami are going out of their way to confuse ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Other
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Video skilled the students so far

Making a video about a scientific experiment rather than writing up a presentation poster leads to better learning and clearer understanding of the concepts underpinning the experiment according to science educators in Australia. ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Social Sciences
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