Archive: 9/11/2009

Look ma, no mercury in fillings!

Tooth enamel is hardest material in the human body because it's made almost entirely of minerals. As tough as it may be, however, enamel can be broken down by bacteria, forming cavities and eventually destroying the tooth. ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Materials Science
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Improving university-community research partnerships

Researchers from Tufts University and their community-based colleagues have identified several strategies to improve community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships. A study published in a supplement to the November ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Health
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First Bose-Einstein condensation of strontium

In an international first, scientists from the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI, Austria) produced a Bose-Einstein condensate of the alkaline-earth element strontium, thus narrowly winning an international ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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Drought resistance explained

Much as adrenaline coursing through our veins drives our body's reactions to stress, the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is behind plants' responses to stressful situations such as drought, but how it does so has been a ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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