Archive: 29/10/2010

Delivering the virtual cell to the world

Although he trained as a medical doctor, Dr. Ion Moraru’s only patients now are computers, tasked to perform a host of incredibly sophisticated computing chores for a growing number of laboratories and departments at ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Helping Latinos kick the habit

Latinos who live the United States are more likely to quit smoking when they take part in an intervention program, finds a systematic review of studies conducted by Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Health
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Getting around gene loss

Genes ‘knocked out’ experimentally in metabolic networks of the model plant species, Arabidopsis thaliana (Fig. 1), are compensated for by duplicate genes or alternative synthetic pathways, according to research ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Biotechnology
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A milestone for molecular beams

(PhysOrg.com) -- When we think of molecular collisions, we often consider massive colliders, like the LHC, sending particles smashing into each other at very high energies. While this is interesting work, it’s not the ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in General Physics feature
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Online weight program boosted by behavioral feedback

In a time when deficits have reduced states’ budgets and the services they can provide, a new study shows that the Internet might offer communities a low-cost way to motivate their overweight residents to lose pounds. ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Health
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The many colors of the Kuiper Belt

(PhysOrg.com) -- The sun isn't kind to objects without atmospheres. Bombarded by solar radiation, the surfaces of some comets, for example, tend to be a charred carbon-black. But the 1,000 objects so far directly imaged in ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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