Archive: 10/29/2009

Charter schools, studied

(PhysOrg.com) -- Set in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood, an area not known for its excellent schools, the Boston Preparatory Charter Public School nonetheless has an enviable academic record: Last spring, ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Social Sciences
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A look at public policies and motorcycle safety in the US

One of the joys of riding a motorcycle is the freedom that comes with that form of travel. However the absence of physical barriers to protect riders puts motorcyclists at a higher risk of injury than other motorists. Motorcycle ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Health
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'Moonlighting' molecules discovered

Since the completion of the human genome sequence, a question has baffled researchers studying gene control: How is it that humans, being far more complex than the lowly yeast, do not proportionally contain in our genome ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Biotechnology
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HIV tamed by designer 'leash'

Researchers have shown how an antiviral protein produced by the immune system, dubbed tetherin, tames HIV and other viruses by literally putting them on a leash, to prevent their escape from infected cells. The insights reported ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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