Archive: 05/28/2007

Screaming CMEs Warn of Radiation Storms

A CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is a solar body slam to our high-tech civilization. CMEs begin when the sun launches a billion tons of electrically conducting gas (plasma) into space at millions of miles per hour. A CME cloud ...

May 28, 2007
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NASA's FUSE satellite catches collision of titans

Using NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have determined, for the first time, the properties of a rare, extremely massive, and young binary ...

May 28, 2007
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New Technique for Keeping Blood Vessels Open

Scientists at the University of Ulster are working on a new method of coating stents – the medical devices used to keep veins and arteries open – to prevent them blocking up.

May 28, 2007
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New perspective on brain function now possible

A newly started research collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and AstraZeneca has already generated results. For the first time, the conditions have been created to study one of the brain's most important neurotransmission ...

May 28, 2007
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Link between mild infection and hypoxic apnoea

Apnoea and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) represent major medical concerns in the neonatal population, and infection may play a crucial role in their pathogenesis. Scientists at Swedish medical university Karolinska ...

May 28, 2007
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Japanese universities beset by measles

Japan's Keio University was forced to cancel most of its classes recently because of a major measles outbreak affecting the nation's schools.

May 28, 2007
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Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

Herds of cows producing skimmed milk could soon be roaming our pastures, reports Cath O’Driscoll in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. Scientists in New Zealand have discovered that some cows ...

May 28, 2007
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Inactive kids storing up illness for the future

[B]University of Leicester academics publish results of one of the largest studies of physical activity among inner city school children[/B] A new University of Leicester study funded by the British Heart Foundation rev ...

May 28, 2007
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