Archive: 6/11/2006

Green Plants Share Bacterial Toxin

A toxin that can make bacterial infections turn deadly is also found in higher plants, researchers at UC Davis, the Marine Biology Laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass. and the University of Nebraska have found. Lipid A, the core ...

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BaBar Steadies Omega-minus Spin

If you snatch a copy of the Particle Data Book from your colleague's back pocket and flip to the entry for the Omega-minus particle, you'll see that the very first line says the spin is "not yet measured." That entry may ...

dateNov 06, 2006 in General Physics
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Nanoparticle Probes Light Up Cancer Cells

Cancer biologists are always on the lookout for new methods of studying the effects that drug therapy has on malignant cells. Now they have a new tool – silver nanoparticles, embedded in nanoscale silica spheres, which ...

dateNov 06, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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'LouseBuster' Instrument Shown to Kill Head Lice

Biologists have invented a chemical-free, hairdryer-like device - the LouseBuster - and conducted a study showing it eradicates head lice infestations on children by exterminating the eggs, or "nits," and killing enough lice ...

dateNov 06, 2006 in Other
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