Archive: 03/7/2008

Virtual human puts HIV drug to test

Harnessing the power of supercomputing, ‘grid’ technology and using a so-called ‘virtual physiological human’ (VPH), European researchers have simulated how well an HIV drug blocks a key protein in the lethal virus. ...

Mar 07, 2008 3.8 / 5 (6) 0

Wandering albatrosses follow their nose

The first study of how individual wandering albatrosses find food shows that the birds rely heavily on their sense of smell. The birds can pick up a scent from several miles away, U.S. and French researchers have found.

Mar 07, 2008 5 / 5 (5) 0

MRI/PET scanner combo

Two kinds of body imaging -- positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- have been combined for the first time in a single scanner.

Mar 07, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 1