Archive: 29/05/2008

Mars probe Phoenix flexes robotic arm

NASA's Phoenix Mars lander flexed its robotic arm Thursday in a successful test of the key element in the probe's mission to investigate the Red Planet's soil for conditions conducive to life, NASA said.

dateMay 29, 2008 in Space Exploration
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A molecular switch turns on the flame in 'nature's blowtorch'

Uncontrolled reaction of organic compounds with oxygen is easy: we call it fire. But nature often needs to do oxidations very specifically, adding oxygen to a particular carbon atom in a complicated molecule without disturbing ...

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Quality of life predicts cancer survival

Head and neck cancer patients who reported lower physical quality of life were more likely to die from their disease, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The findings could ...

dateMay 29, 2008 in Cancer
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Green firms rewarded by financial markets

When a company improves its environmental performance, it is common to think that the accompanying economic improvements are based on the company's more efficient use of resources. However,

dateMay 29, 2008 in Other
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Appealing the death sentence for brain cells

A new drug candidate discovered by Tel Aviv University researcher Prof. Illana Gozes may lead to an effective treatment against the debilitative Alzheimer's disease. This compound could also treat a number of diseases where ...

dateMay 29, 2008 in Medical research
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