Archive: 11/28/2006

Night of the living enzyme

Inactive enzymes entombed in tiny honeycomb-shaped holes in silica can spring to life, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found. The discovery came after salvaging ...

Nov 28, 2006
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Painkillers may threaten power of vaccines

With flu-shot season in full swing and widespread anticipation of the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, a new University of Rochester study suggests that using common painkillers around the time of vaccination might ...

Nov 28, 2006
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Dark matter hides, physicists seek

Scientists don't know what dark matter is, but they know it's all over the universe. Everything humans observe in the heavens—galaxies, stars, planets and the rest—makes up only 4 percent of the universe, ...

Nov 28, 2006
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Software Circumvents Internet Censorship

With the Dec. 1 release of psiphon software, developed by University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, people around the world will have access to a free tool enabling them to circumvent Internet censorship.

Nov 28, 2006
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Researchers find wrinkles in human genome

A team of international scientists, including researchers at the University of Alberta, have created a map of all the known human genomic variations discovered to this point.

Nov 28, 2006
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Pure carbon nanotubes pass first in vivo test

In the first experiments of their kind, researchers at Rice University and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have determined that carbon nanotubes injected directly into the bloodstream of research lab ...

Nov 28, 2006
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