Archive: 29/11/2007

World’s largest laser picks up the pace

With their target completion date just a year and a half away, scientists and technicians at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) are quickening their pace to install and test the rest of NIF’s 192 lasers and prepare for ...

dateNov 29, 2007 in General Physics
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Drug Boosts Platelets in Hepatitis C Patients

It's not a cure, but this may be some of the best news patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have heard in a long time: A new drug, eltrombopag, appears to be effective in boosting low platelet counts, one of ...

dateNov 29, 2007 in Medications
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Study finds seasonal seas save corals with 'tough love'

Finally, some good news about the prospects of coral reefs in the age of climate change. According to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, corals may actually survive rising ocean temperatures in ‘tough love’ ...

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