Archive: 3/12/2009

Cooling may benefit children after cardiac arrest

When the heart is stopped and restarted, the patient's life may be saved but their brain is often permanently damaged. Therapeutic hypothermia, a treatment in which the patient's body temperature is lowered and maintained ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Other
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A (nano-) window that washes itself?

A coating on windows or solar panels that repels grime and dirt? Expanded battery storage capacities for the next electric car? New Tel Aviv University research, just published in Nature Nanotechnology, details a breakthrough ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Random DNA mix-ups not so random in cancer development

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism that may help explain how chromosomal translocations - the supposedly random shuffling of large chunks of DNA that frequently lead to cancer - ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Cancer
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Professor foresees rising Antarctic snowmelt

The 30-year record low in Antarctic snowmelt that occurred during the 2008-09 austral summer was likely due to concurrent strong positive phases for two main climate drivers, ENSO (El Niño - Southern Oscillation) and SAM ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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