Archive: 06/4/2010

Lovastatin: a new weapon against plague?

An experimental study has revealed that lovastatin, a drug prescribed for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, protects animals against the deadly effects of plague. This infectious disease is on the upsurge ...

Jun 04, 2010
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Fox Chase clinical trial tests first of its kind antibody

Patients with HER2-positive cancers can have dramatic responses to HER2-targeted drugs but eventually develop resistance to the agents. With that problem in mind, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers are testing a novel type ...

Jun 04, 2010
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Bok Globules

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bok globules are small interstellar clouds of very cold gas and dust that are so thick they are nearly totally opaque to visible light, although they can be studied with infrared and radio ...

Jun 04, 2010
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Earth from Space: A smoke-free Iceland

(PhysOrg.com) -- This Envisat image features a smoke-free Iceland. Although the island has received a lot of attention in the past months for its volcanic activity, it is also home to numerous glaciers, lakes, ...

Jun 04, 2010
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