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 ...

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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.

dateMay 09, 2008 in Medical research
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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, ...

dateMay 09, 2008 in Energy & Green Tech 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 ...

dateMay 09, 2008 in Space Exploration
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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.

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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 ...

dateMay 09, 2008 in Other
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