Archive: 6/02/2008

PET outperforms CT in characterization of lung nodules

Researchers involved in a large, multi-institutional study comparing the accuracy of positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) in the characterization of lung nodules found that PET was far more reliable ...

dateFeb 06, 2008 in Other
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Is political orientation transmitted genetically?

As reported in this week's issue of New Scientist magazine, research by Rice University professor of political science John Alford indicates that what is on one's mind about politics may be influenced by how people are wired ...

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Reducing cancer panic

New research has allayed some panic about suspected cancer-causing agents, such as deodorants, coffee and artificial sweeteners. A risk assessment tool has been developed through the Cancer Control Program at South Eastern ...

dateFeb 06, 2008 in Cancer
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Tropical soils impede landmine detection

Use of a metal detector is the most common technique when searching for landmines, which litter the soil in approximately 90 countries around the world. Many of these countries are located in the tropics where intensively ...

dateFeb 06, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Feed the birds: Winter feeding makes for better breeding

Keep feeding the birds over winter: that’s the message from research by the University of Exeter and Queen’s University Belfast, published today (6 February 2008) in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. The study ...

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