Archive: 3/04/2009

Dissecting a stellar explosion

( -- Integral has captured one of the brightest gamma-ray bursts ever seen. A meticulous analysis of the data has allowed astronomers to investigate the initial phases of this giant stellar explosion, which led ...

dateApr 03, 2009 in Astronomy
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Fluorescent cancer cells to guide brain surgeons

Gliomas are malignant brain tumors that arise from glial (supporting) cells of the brain. Gliomas are often resistant to chemotherapy. These tumors grow fine extensions that infiltrate normal brain tissue and, in addition, ...

dateApr 03, 2009 in Cancer
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Beating the back-up blues

That sinking feeling when your hard disk starts screeching and you haven't backed up your holiday photos is a step closer to becoming a thing of the past thanks to research into a new kind of computer memory.

dateApr 03, 2009 in General Physics
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Researchers identify personality traits

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) New England Centenarian Study have noted specific personality traits associated with healthy aging and longevity amongst the children of centenarians. The work ...

dateApr 03, 2009 in Medical research
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A miR boost enables acute leukemia cells to mature

A new study by Ohio State University cancer researchers shows that boosting the level of a molecule called miR-29b in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells can reverse gene changes that trap the cells in an immature, fast growing ...

dateApr 03, 2009 in Cancer
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Bent tectonics: How Hawaii was bumped off

More than 80 undersea volcanoes and a multitude of islands are dotted along the Hawaii-Emperor seamount chain like pearls on a necklace. A sharp bend in the middle is the only blemish. The long-standing explanation for this ...

dateApr 03, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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