Archive: 10/6/2010

Test tube laureates

Robert G. Edwards, the "father of the test tube baby," won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine yesterday for developing in vitro fertilization, a process involving the fertilization of human eggs out ...

dateOct 06, 2010 in Medical research
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A genetic view of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health problem that severely disrupts people’s lives. It is poorly understood and is often dismissed as bad behaviour or laziness. It ...

dateOct 06, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Redirection reduces impact of erosion

The life expectancy of cooling plates in heat exchangers at Rio Tinto Alcan’s Yarwun alumina refinery has increased from a few days to as long as 12 months with help from CSIRO’s slurry erosion researchers, ...

dateOct 06, 2010 in Engineering
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Change needed in telecom regulation: researchers

The Internet has had an obviously revolutionary effect on the way people find and disseminate information; but it's had no less revolutionary an effect on the organization of the telecommunications industry. ...

dateOct 06, 2010 in Telecom
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Elucidating side effects of antineoplastic agent

Cisplatin, an anticancer drug widely used for treating various types of tumor, can induce side effects in the short term. A team of French scientists, mostly from CNRS and the Universite de Nice has provided first in vitro ...

dateOct 06, 2010 in Cancer
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The flattest material in the world

The Nobel Prize for physics goes to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both Russian-born physicists now working at the University of Manchester in the U.K., for their discovery of graphene. ...

dateOct 06, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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