Archive: 09/28/2009

Microchip can detect type and severity of cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Toronto researchers have used nanomaterials to develop a microchip sensitive enough to quickly determine the type and severity of a patient's cancer so that the disease can be detected earlier ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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People playing the odds on health care over costs

(AP) -- Call it a health care gamble: the decision by some people to opt out of health insurance, paying cash for routine care while playing the odds that an accident or catastrophic illness won't plunge ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Health
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Volunteers key to success of Thai vaccine trials

(AP) -- Nearly 16,000 Thais ignored the false rumors that they were being infected by the AIDS virus, and overcame their fears of becoming social outcasts to participate in the first HIV vaccine trials to ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Weathering System Cuts Product Testing Time

(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers design a new auto paint, a better solar device or a sturdier vinyl siding. But how can they know if the new products deserve a five-year, 10-year or 30-year warranty? Better a ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Engineering
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When a Twin is not a Twin

(PhysOrg.com) -- A woman in Fort Worth, Arkansas is carrying two babies that may not be twins, and which may have been conceived two and a half weeks apart. The two babies may be the result of superfetation, a rare phenomenon ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Other weblog
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Reclaimed Riddle

(PhysOrg.com) -- It was the "yuck factor" of reclaimed water that got Karyna Rosario thinking. As communities increasingly turn to reclaimed water as a source for irrigation - and some communities consider ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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How Did Evolution Begin?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Life's ability to replicate itself is essential for evolution, yet even the simplest kind of replication requires a relatively complex system. So what kind of non-replicating system might ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Biochemistry feature
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Grains and lamb offer new sources of omega-3

(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO research on grains and lamb aimed at developing new dietary sources of long-chain omega-3 oils will be presented at the World Congress on Oils and Fats in Sydney this week.

dateSep 28, 2009 in Health
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Software that gets reduced, reused, recycled

(PhysOrg.com) -- Service-centric software engineering is the latest paradigm in computing, and European researchers have developed a platform they believe will launch the concept into the business world.

dateSep 28, 2009 in Software
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