Archive: 03/29/2010

How immune cells 'sniff out' bacteria

Scientists are learning how our immune system senses and tracks down infection in the body by responding to chemical "scents" emitted by bacteria. Studying how immune cells manipulate their movement in response ...

Mar 29, 2010
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An Avalanche of Asteroids

Imagine you're a Brontosaurus with your face in a prehistoric tree top, munching on fresh leaves. Your relatives have ruled planet Earth for more than 150 million years. Huge and strong, you feel invincible. ...

Mar 29, 2010
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Study shows that mutations in one gene cause many cancers

An important gene that normally protects the body against cancer can itself cause a variety of cancers depending on the specific mutation that damages it, according to a new study by investigators at the Ohio State University ...

Mar 29, 2010
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Clues to pregnancy-associated breast cancer found

Expression of inflammatory-related genes in breast tissue of women who have previously given birth may explain the aggressiveness and frequency of pregnancy-associated breast cancer, according to new research at the University ...

Mar 29, 2010
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Street justice

(PhysOrg.com) -- More robberies, muggings and murders take place in low-income neighborhoods where residents lack faith in police, courts and correctional facilities, says criminal justice assistant professor ...

Mar 29, 2010
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Did Climate Influence Angkor's Collapse?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Decades of drought, interspersed with intense monsoon rains, may have helped bring about the fall of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer civilization at Angkor nearly 600 years ago, according to an ...

Mar 29, 2010
3.2 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast