Archive: 07/7/2010

Barrow scientist leads insula research

A scientist at Barrow Neurological Institute is leading the global discussion and research on a hidden lobe of the brain called the insula. A.D. "Bud" Craig, PhD, who began studying the often-ignored lobe more than two ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Neuroscience
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LaHood criticizes driver distraction lobbying push

(AP) -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood criticized a fledgling lobbying campaign on Wednesday which he said would undermine his work to limit drivers' use of cell phones and other electronic devices while behind the ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Other
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Can aspirin prolong a healthy life?

In an effort to extend the length of a disability-free life for older adults, researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are partnering with colleagues from across the US and Australia in the largest international ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Medical research
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Energy Secy advances nano science in spare time

(AP) -- Some people relax by doing crossword puzzles, watching movies or reading a good book. In his down time, often while flying somewhere, Energy Secretary Steven Chu relaxes by tackling a scientific conundrum and stretching ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Newborn stars discovered in dark cosmic cloud

A wave of massive star formation appears poised to begin within a mysterious, dark cloud in the Milky Way. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a secluded birthplace for stars within a wispy, dark ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Astronomy
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Proteins prove their metal

(PhysOrg.com) -- The word 'metal' conjures up images of machines and heavy industry but metals are also intimately involved in the biological processes that regulate our bodies and underpin new energy technologies.

dateJul 07, 2010 in Biochemistry
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