Archive: 11/6/2008

Lasers, the Bragg Peak and Cancer Therapy

( -- “When a laser goes through a plasma,” John Cary tells, “it pushes electrons away. Then when it snaps back, it generates an electric wake behind the laser pulse, picking the electrons up and ...

Nov 06, 2008 feature
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Friendly bacteria reduce hospital infections

A probiotic bacterium, Lactobacillus plantarum 299, has been used to out-compete the dangerous bacteria that cause respiratory illness in ventilated patients. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critic ...

Nov 06, 2008
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DNA chunks, chimps and humans

Researchers have carried out the largest study of differences between human and chimpanzee genomes, identifying regions that have been duplicated or lost during evolution of the two lineages. The study, published in Genome Re ...

Nov 06, 2008
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Migraines associated with lower risk of breast cancer

Women who suffer from migraines may take at least some comfort in a recent, first-of-its-kind study that suggests a history of such headaches is associated with a significantly lower risk of breast cancer. Christopher I. ...

Nov 06, 2008
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Hormone therapy helps short children grow up

Growth hormone treatment may significantly increase final height in children diagnosed with short stature, even in cases where the child is not growth hormone deficient, according to a new study accepted for publication in ...

Nov 06, 2008
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