Archive: 28/08/2009

Relieve headaches by knowing the cause

When it comes to fighting headaches, instant gratification is ideal. It's easy to pop a couple of pain pills and move on with your daily activities. But doctors say the most common remedy used by headache sufferers could ...

dateAug 28, 2009 in Health
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Tumors Feel the Deadly Sting of Nanobees

When bees sting, they pump into their victims a peptide toxin called melittin that destroys cell membranes. Now, by encapsulating this extremely potent molecule within a nanoparticle, researchers at the Washington University ...

dateAug 28, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Scientists Discover Hunger's Timekeeper

( -- Researchers at Columbia and Rockefeller Universities have identified cells in the stomach that regulate the release of a hormone associated with appetite. The group is the first to show that these cells, ...

dateAug 28, 2009 in Medical research
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The little giant of storage for the big screen

The "FlashBox" onboard recorder will soon make the work of film professionals easier: Truly diminutive in size, it stores digital film on exchangeable disks without compression. German researchers will be presenting the prototype ...

dateAug 28, 2009 in Engineering
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Antibody Replacements Just a 'Click' Away

Chemists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and The Scripps Research Institute (SRI) have developed an innovative technique to create cheap but highly stable chemicals that have the potential to take the ...

dateAug 28, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Cygnus X-1: Still a 'Star' After All Those Years

Since its discovery 45 years ago, Cygnus X-1 has been one of the most intensively studied cosmic X-ray sources. About a decade after its discovery, Cygnus X-1 secured a place in the history of astronomy when a combination ...

dateAug 28, 2009 in Astronomy
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