Archive: 29/01/2010

New computational tool for cancer treatment

Many human tumors express indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an enzyme which mediates an immune-escape in several cancer types. Researchers in the Molecular Modeling group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in Cancer
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The Cosmic Distance Scale

( -- In 1908, Harvard astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt discovered that a class of stars called Cepheids have brightnesses that vary regularly with periods that are directly related to their intrinsic luminosities.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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Research sheds light on new employees

( -- Starting a new job is never easy. However, research by Victoria University graduate Dr Sarah Burke shows that not only does an organisation need to help new employees assimilate into the environment, but ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in Social Sciences
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No catastrophes please, it's software modelling

( -- European researchers have created a development platform that will enable applications to tackle the enormous and increasing complexity of modern computer science. It promises better quality at a lower price.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Software
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Prometheus: Over Easy

( -- Looking for all intents and purposes like a celestial egg after a session in Saturn's skillet, Prometheus displayed its pockmarked, irregular surface for NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Jan. 27, 2010.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Space Exploration
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R.I.P., 3-1-1: Washington feels your pain

Remember 2005, when you could still board a plane with shampoo in your bag, toothpaste in your purse, a can of soda in your hand? Do those fluid memories hurt right down to your denture cream?

dateJan 29, 2010 in Engineering
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Treating diabetes

( -- Uncontrolled high blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes (hyperglycaemia) is known to increase mortality, but new research led by the University shows that intensive treatment to control blood glucose ...