Archive: 01/29/2007

Breast cancer: Researchers discover new path

A team directed by Michel L. Tremblay at the Cancer Centre at McGill University has uncovered the role played by a gene associated with the propagation of breast cancer in two of five affected women.

Jan 29, 2007
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New Sensor Detects Direction of Sound Under Water

A new sensor that measures the motion created by sound waves under water could allow the U.S. Navy to develop compact arrays to detect the presence of enemy submarines. These new arrays would detect quiet underwater ...

Jan 29, 2007
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Inflatable Habitats for Polar and Space Colonists

Humanity has long since established a foothold in the Artic and Antarctic, but extensive colonization of these regions may soon become economically viable. If we can learn to build self-sufficient habitats ...

Jan 29, 2007 feature
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Salmonella survives better in stomach due to altered DNA

Since 1995 there has been a considerable increase in the number of infections with a specific type of Salmonella bacteria transmitted via food. This type, Salmonella serovar Typhimurium DT104, is resistant to at least five ...

Jan 29, 2007
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How listeners perceive verbs

The verb forms the heart of a sentence. Although a lot of research has been done into the role that verbs play during the transfer of information, less is known about exactly how and when the listener or reader uses this ...

Jan 29, 2007
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Diagnosis by Patterned Paper

Testing biological fluids such as blood and urine is essential for both diagnostics and routine checks. In remote, non-industrialized regions or for emergency on-the-spot diagnosis, current methods of laboratory analysis ...

Jan 29, 2007
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Endangered languages threaten to disappear, researcher says

Endangered animal and plant species regularly make the news, but another type of endangered species is often overlooked: human languages. A University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has dedicated much of her career to studying ...

Jan 29, 2007
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