Archive: 07/7/2008

First DNA molecule made almost entirely of artificial parts

Chemists in Japan report development of the world's first DNA molecule made almost entirely of artificial parts. The finding could lead to improvements in gene therapy, futuristic nano-sized computers, and ...

Jul 07, 2008
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Special horseshoes measure acceleration in horses

The most frequent injuries that horses suffer are derived from pressure exerted by riders, and knowing which forces are involved when horses move can prove highly informative when considering treatment for such injuries.

Jul 07, 2008
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Cancer therapies from the ocean?

Scientists from Aberdeen, Luxembourg and the South Pacific have studied the properties of natural products derived from animals found in Fijian waters, and shown that not only may certain compounds have potential use in anti-cancer ...

Jul 07, 2008
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A baby's smile is a natural high

The baby's smile that gladdens a mother's heart also lights up the reward centers of her brain, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears in the journal Pediatrics today.

Jul 07, 2008
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