Archive: 02/7/2011

Immune cells protect body from invaders

So-called barrier sites -- the skin, gut, lung – limit the inner body’s exposure to allergens, pollutants, viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Understanding how the immune system works in these external ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Medical research
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Lifestyle affects life expectancy more than genetics

How long your parents lived does not affect how long you will live. Instead it is how you live your life that determines how old you will get, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg recently published in the Journal of ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Health
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Solar's time still on horizon

The rapid growth of solar power over the past four years has taken it from essentially an energy geek’s hobby to a full-blown industry, the president of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Orangutan copy cats (w/ Video)

You know the saying "monkey see, monkey do?" How about "orangutan see, orangutan do?" If that holds true, the small orangutan peering over his mother's shoulder in an enclosure at Zoo Atlanta should learn ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Device to tie tiny blood vessels

As five Northeastern University mechanical engineering students geared up to select their senior capstone last summer, they desired a challenging project with a profound real-world application. A month later, as they observed ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Other
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Presence of insect pest discovered in Indonesia

( -- Scientists with a Virginia Tech-led program have discovered the presence of the giant whitefly in western Java, the first known infestation of this pest in Asia. The scientists fear an infestation ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Ecology
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