Archive: 08/28/2009

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 ...

Aug 28, 2009
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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 ...

Aug 28, 2009
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Scientists Discover Hunger's Timekeeper

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

Aug 28, 2009
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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 ...

Aug 28, 2009
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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 ...

Aug 28, 2009
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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 ...

Aug 28, 2009
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Massive Stars Near the Galactic Center

The Central Molecular Zone (CMZ) of our galaxy is a giant complex of molecular gas and dust situated in the innermost 700 light-years of the Milky Way. Although the galaxy is over 100,000 light-years in size, ...

Aug 28, 2009
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Caffeinated alcoholic drinks stir up legal concerns

Mix caffeine with malt liquor, add fruity flavors like grape or orange, and what do you get? Four Loko and Four Maxed, two beverages made by a Chicago-based company and aimed squarely at a twentysomething crowd weaned on ...

Aug 28, 2009
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Acoustic tweezers can position tiny objects

(PhysOrg.com) -- Manipulating tiny objects like single cells or nanosized beads often requires relatively large, unwieldy equipment, but now a system that uses sound as a tiny tweezers can be small enough ...

Aug 28, 2009
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