Archive: 10/9/2008

A new hand -- and signs of sensory recovery

Four months after a successful hand transplant -- 35 years after amputation in an industrial accident at age 19 -- a 54-year-old man's emerging sense of touch is registered in the former "hand area" of the ...

Oct 09, 2008
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Evolution of virulence regulation in Staphylococcus aureus

Scientists have gained insight into the complex mechanisms that control bacterial pathogenesis and, as a result, have developed new theories about how independent mechanisms may have become intertwined during evolution. The ...

Oct 09, 2008
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Promising new material that could improve gas mileage

With gasoline at high prices, it's disheartening to know that up to three-quarters of the potential energy you are paying for is wasted. A good deal of it goes right out the tailpipe instead of powering your car.

Oct 09, 2008
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Risk and reward compete in brain

That familiar pull between the promise of victory and the dread of defeat โ€“ whether in money, love or sport โ€“ is rooted in the brain's architecture, according to a new imaging study.

Oct 09, 2008
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Brainy genes, not brawn, key to success on mussel beach

It's hard being a mussel: you have to worry about hungry starfish and even hungrier humans, not to mention an environment that can change your body temperature 50 degrees Fahrenheit in just a few hours.

Oct 09, 2008
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