Archive: 06/5/2008

Niacin's role in maintaining good cholesterol

A research team has uncovered the likely target of niacin (vitamin B3) in the liver, which should provide a clearer picture of how this vitamin helps maintain adequate HDL-cholesterol levels in the blood and thus lower the ...

Jun 05, 2008
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A 'supra' new kind of froth

To see the latest science of type-I superconductors, look no further than the froth on a morning cup of cappuccino. A team of U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory physicists and collaborating students ...

Jun 05, 2008
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Phoenix Mars Lander Ready to Gather Samples

Two practice rounds of digging and dumping the clumpy soil at the Martian arctic site this week gave scientists and engineers gathered at the University of Arizona confidence to begin using Phoenix's Robotic ...

Jun 05, 2008
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Duke chemist has new way to tell right from left

A Duke University chemist has apparently solved a long-standing frustration in creating certain synthetic molecules that make up drugs, which could lead to better drugs with fewer side effects.

Jun 05, 2008
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