Archive: 4/06/2010

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 in parts of ...

dateJun 04, 2010 in Medical research
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Bok Globules

( -- 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 techniques. They ...

dateJun 04, 2010 in Astronomy
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Earth from Space: A smoke-free Iceland

( -- 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, lava and hot ...

dateJun 04, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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