Archive: 08/3/2006

Baby 'planemos' can be born as twins

The cast of exoplanets has an extraordinary new member. Using ESO's telescopes, astronomers have discovered an approximately seven-Jupiter-mass companion to an object that is itself only twice as hefty. Both objects have ...

Aug 03, 2006 4 / 5 (30) 0

Novelty aids learning

Exposure to new experiences improves memory, according to research by UCL psychologists and medical doctors that could hold major implications for the treatment of memory problems. The study, published in Neuron on 3 Augu ...

Aug 03, 2006 4.4 / 5 (7) 0

Report: New test for breast cancer

An international research group led by Professor Jasminka Godovac-Zimmermann, UCL Medicine, has developed an ultra-sensitive blood test for breast cancer that could help to detect cancer at a very early stage and improve ...

Aug 03, 2006 4.1 / 5 (7) 0

What determines body size?

How does a growing organism determine what its final body size will be? In the moth Manduca sexta, also known as the tobacco hornworm and recognisable by its distinctive blue-green caterpillar, adult body size is largely ...

Aug 03, 2006 1.9 / 5 (7) 0

Dawn Log - Keeping Busy

Dawn continues to keep its human handlers very busy as preparations continue on schedule to meet the planned opening of the launch period on June 20, 2007. Much of June 2006 was devoted to conducting the comprehensive performance ...

Aug 03, 2006 1.8 / 5 (5) 0