Archive: 08/31/2006

AIDS vaccine nears human testing

A University of Kansas Medical Center researcher hopes to get the funds needed for the next step in developing his AIDS vaccine -- testing on humans.

Aug 31, 2006
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Celebrex may slow colon cancer

Two U.S. studies say Pfizer's painkiller Celebrex can slow the recurrence of polyps in the colon for those at a higher risk of developing colon cancer.

Aug 31, 2006
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Cell's fight against cancer revealed

If anything in cancer biology can be likened to a cage match, this is it: the battle inside the cell walls between LTag, "The Most Amazing Molecule in the Universe," and p53, "The Guardian of the Genome."

Aug 31, 2006
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Study Contends Marrieds are More Likely to Vote

Who is most likely to vote in presidential elections? Researchers have known that who votes can be determined by a trio of individual characteristics: education, age, and residential stability; and the more you have of each, ...

Aug 31, 2006
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High-Flying Balloons Track Hurricane Formation

The eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean is out of range for U.S. hurricane-hunter aircraft, and forecasters have little skill predicting which systems brewing there will develop into hurricanes, atmospheric scientists ...

Aug 31, 2006
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Laboratory sets high magnetic field records

Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory have set a pair of world records for nondestructive pulsed-magnet performance that puts them in position ...

Aug 31, 2006
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Astronomers provide fresh peek at nearby galaxy

An international team of astronomers, including scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has created two striking images of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small galaxy nestled right next to the ...

Aug 31, 2006
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Gold Nanoparticles Prove to Be Hot Stuff

Gold nanoparticles are highly efficient and sensitive “handles” for biological molecules being manipulated and tracked by lasers, but they also can heat up fast—by tens of degrees in just a few nanoseconds—which ...

Aug 31, 2006
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