Archive: 04/28/2010

Study shows why cholesterol damages arteries

The presence of crystalline cholesterol in the walls of our arteries is a major cause of life-threatening inflammation. This has been demonstrated in a study jointly run by the universities of Massachusetts, Bonn and Munich. ...

Apr 28, 2010
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A clamp for emerging flu viruses

When the human body becomes infected with new influenza viruses, the immune system rapidly activates an inborn protective mechanism to inhibit the intruding pathogen. A protein known as Mx plays an important role in this ...

Apr 28, 2010
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Automakers go 'green' in Beijing

Dozens of carmakers are showing off "green" vehicles at the Beijing Auto Show as they position themselves for a hoped-for alternative-energy boom in the world's biggest auto market.

Apr 28, 2010
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Microsoft reaches licensing deal on HTC phones

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. says it has patents covering phones that use Google Inc.'s Android software - but unlike Apple Inc., Microsoft has reached a licensing deal rather than suing over the software.

Apr 28, 2010
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Team studies T cell activation with nanoparticles

A University of Alberta-led research team has taken a major step forward in understanding how T cells are activated in the course of an immune response by combining nanotechnology and cell biology. T cells are the all important ...

Apr 28, 2010
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