Archive: 05/9/2008

Elusive protein protects malaria parasite from heme

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have identified Heme Detoxification Protein, a unique protein encoded in the malaria genome that represents a potential target for developing ...

May 09, 2008
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UCI scientists study people who can't forget

Imagine being able to recall every moment of your life, beginning around age 10. Given a date, you remember what day of the week it was, what happened in the world, even what you ate for lunch or what you did at school.

May 09, 2008
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Make Ethanol in Your Own Backyard

A Silicon Valley start-up called E-Fuel is showing exactly how ethanol can live up to its name as "the people´s fuel." The company recently announced that it will soon start selling a home ethanol system, ...

May 09, 2008 weblog
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Planets by the Dozen

You know the planets of our solar system, each a unique world with its own distinctive appearance, size, and chemistry. Mars, with its bitter-cold, rusty red sands; Venus, a fiery world shrouded in thick clouds ...

May 09, 2008
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'Early birds' adapt to climate change

Individual birds can adjust their behaviour to take climate change in their stride, according to a study by scientists from the University of Oxford.

May 09, 2008
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Study debunks myth of job testing as race barrier

Conventional wisdom holds that the standardized tests some employers require of job applicants serve as a barrier to equal employment. But a pioneering study shows just the opposite: Screening increases employers' precision ...

May 09, 2008
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