Archive: 01/29/2010

Multiple sclerosis risk changes with the season

Previous studies have shown multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are more often born in spring than in any other season, indicating that there is an environmental risk factor for the disease. A paper in the journal Neurology, review ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Peering inside an artificial sun

(PhysOrg.com) -- After more than five decades of research, a major milestone toward the harnessing of fusion power is expected within the next year or two. This milestone, known as "fusion ignition," should ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in General Physics
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Fighting cancer with light

Gloria Correa has tried all the standard weapons in her war against cancer: chemotherapy, radiation, and finally surgery.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Cancer
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Astronomers discover cool stars in nearby space

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team, led by astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire have discovered what may be the coolest sub-stellar body ever found outside our own solar system. Using the United ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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New morning-after pill works for up to 5 days

(AP) -- A new type of morning-after pill is more effective than the most widely used drug at preventing pregnancies in women who had unprotected sex and also works longer, for up to five days, a new study says.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Medications
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