Archive: 07/30/2008

Nephrologists debate uses of estimated kidney function

A routinely available laboratory result called the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) provides a simple indicator of kidney function and may increase early diagnoses of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, widespread ...

Jul 30, 2008
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Visualizing Open Source Software Development

(PhysOrg.com) -- A UC Davis graduate student has created short, colorful movies that show the development of open source software. With dancing points of light, rings of color and a soundtrack, the Code_swarm animations show ...

Jul 30, 2008
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Smart Contact Lenses

"Smart" contact lenses that measure pressure within the eye and dispense medication accordingly could be made possible using a new material developed by biomedical engineers at UC Davis.

Jul 30, 2008
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Plant Parasite 'Wiretaps' Host

A parasitic plant that sucks water and nutrients from its plant host also taps into its communications traffic, a new report finds. The research could lead to new ways to combat parasites that attack crop plants.

Jul 30, 2008
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Subprime lending not main trigger of real estate bubble

(PhysOrg.com) -- Critics often point to subprime mortgage lending – the funding of home loans to borrowers with less-than-perfect credit – as the culprit in the unsustainable boom in U.S. home prices that eventually derailed ...

Jul 30, 2008
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Engineer Taps Heat-Loving Bacteria for Hydrogen

A North Carolina State University engineer has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to learn more about the microbiology, genetics and genomics behind how and why heat-loving ...

Jul 30, 2008
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Research on browser weaknesses triggers attacks

IBM's X-Force says cyber-criminals are using public research on Web browser weaknesses to launch attacks before most users are even aware of their vulnerability. The mid-year report from the security group indicates that ...

Jul 30, 2008
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Redundant System Keeps Embryo in Stitches

(PhysOrg.com) -- A universal system in animal cells that plays a key role in wound-closure and embryonic development can be quickly replicated by other cells if the original system is damaged, Duke University researchers ...

Jul 30, 2008
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