Archive: 07/3/2007

Breakthrough With Ultra-Fast Xrays

Electromagnetically-induced transparency, or EIT, has been known in the visible realm for quite some time. The process is used to control such characteristics as dispersion and absorption in gases, allowing the gases to become ...

dateJul 03, 2007 in General Physics feature
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Fat kills cancer

Researchers in Slovakia have been able to derive mesenchymal stem cells from human adipose, or fat, tissue and engineer them into “suicide genes” that seek out and destroy tumors like tiny homing missiles. This gene ...

dateJul 03, 2007 in Cancer
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Damping the odds that fireworks will spark seizures

Bright light that flickers frequently or rapidly, like a strobe light, can trigger seizures in some people – a phenomenon documented in nearly 700 children who were hospitalized in Japan 10 years ago after watching a Pokemon ...

dateJul 03, 2007 in Other
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Periodontal bacteria found in amniotic fluid

A study appearing in the July issue of the Journal of Periodontology found bacteria commonly found in the mouth and associated with periodontal diseases in the amniotic fluid of some pregnant women.

dateJul 03, 2007 in Health
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Color is in the eye of the beholder

In some regions of Central Europe, salad dressing is made preferably with pumpkin seed oil, which has a strong characteristic nutty flavor and striking color properties. Indeed, in a bottle it appears red, but it looks green ...

dateJul 03, 2007 in Other
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Smart Suit Doesn't Miss a Beat

Imagine wearing a smart T-shirt or a suit embedded with tiny electronics that can monitor your heart or respiratory function wirelessly. When dirty, you take it off and throw it in the wash or have it dry-cleaned.

dateJul 03, 2007 in Other
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Alzheimer's prevention role discovered for prions

A role for prion proteins, the much debated agents of mad cow disease and vCJD, has been identified. It appears that the normal prions produced by the body help to prevent the plaques that build up in the brain to cause Alzheimer’s ...

dateJul 03, 2007 in Medical research
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Today's waste, tomorrow's fuel

A Cardiff University research collaboration is working to recycle precious metals from road dusts and vehicle exhausts to create greener energy.

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