Archive: 04/30/2010

Unmasking anthrax for immune destruction

Anthrax-causing bacteria can be engineered to shed their invisibility cloaks, making it easier for the immune system to eradicate it, according to a new study published in Microbiology. The work could lead t ...

Apr 30, 2010
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Apple iPhone prototype finder identified

A 21-year-old Californian man was identified on Thursday as the person who found and sold an Apple iPhone prototype to the technology blog Gizmodo.

Apr 30, 2010
not rated yet 0

Self-help -- tumors promote their own metastasis

Current research suggests that tumor-secreted exosomes inhibit the immune response, enhancing tumor metastasis. The related report by Liu et al, "Contribution of MyD88 to the tumor exosome-mediated induction of myeloid derived ...

Apr 30, 2010
4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Probing Question: What is seed banking?

Nearly 1,000 kilometers north of Norway stands an impressive vault. Dug deep below the permafrost into solid rock, so far north that four months out of the year the sun doesn’t shine, the vault contains ...

Apr 30, 2010
5 / 5 (6) 1

Transportation governed by simple rules

(PhysOrg.com) -- All life on earth is threatened by chaos. In this sense, a cell is like a ship which could at any moment sink in a sea of chaos. It must constantly consume energy to maintain the same level ...

Apr 30, 2010
5 / 5 (7) 2 | with audio podcast

The Supernovae of Triangulum

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Triangulum Galaxy, at a distance of only 2.6 million light-years, is one of the closest spiral galaxies to earth. It is also the third largest member of our galactic neighborhood (after ...

Apr 30, 2010
4.6 / 5 (14) 3 | with audio podcast

Cell phone sales up 22 pct as economy recovers

(AP) -- The number of cell phones sold worldwide rose 22 percent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, as both the economic recovery and an appetite for smart phones drove a rebound in sales, according to research ...

Apr 30, 2010
not rated yet 0