Archive: 06/30/2008

Using a light touch to measure protein bonds

MIT researchers have developed a novel technique to measure the strength of the bonds between two protein molecules important in cell machinery: Gently tugging them apart with light beams.

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Research yields pricey chemicals from biodiesel waste

In a move that promises to change the economics of biodiesel refining, chemical engineers at Rice University have unveiled a set of techniques for cleanly converting problematic biofuels waste into chemicals that fetch a ...

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To sing like Shakira, press '1' now

Vibrato -- the pulsating change of pitch in a singer's voice -- is an important aspect of a singer's expression, used extensively by both classical opera singers and pop stars like Shakira. Usually, the quality of a vibrato ...

dateJun 30, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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Antiretroviral therapy as HIV prevention strategy

The widespread use of highly active antiretroviral therapy may reduce the incidence of HIV in individuals and populations but has been overlooked by public health as a prevention strategy, write Dr. Julio Montaner and colleagues ...

dateJun 30, 2008 in HIV & AIDS
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Watermelon may have Viagra-effect

A cold slice of watermelon has long been a Fourth of July holiday staple. But according to recent studies, the juicy fruit may be better suited for Valentine's Day.

dateJun 30, 2008 in Other
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