Archive: 6/10/2010

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 has recently been ...

dateOct 06, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Female Cantabrian bears and their young do not hibernate

A team of Spanish scientists followed the brown bear population through the mountains of the Cantabrian Cordillera between 1998 and 2007 in order to find out about their hibernation habits, which had been questioned in historical ...

dateOct 06, 2010 in Ecology
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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, according ...

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. Where the 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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