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Diode lights offer bright future for low energy

German scientists said Wednesday they had tweaked organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) -- the materials used in flat-screen TVs, laptop computer screens and mobile phone displays -- to become flexible, energy-efficient sources ...

dateMay 13, 2009 in Engineering
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SIRT1 takes down tumors

Yuan et al. have identified another anti-cancer effect of the "longevity" protein SIRT1. By speeding the destruction of the tumor promoter c-Myc, SIRT1 curbs cell division. The study will be published online April 13 and ...

dateApr 13, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Live fast, die young? Maybe not

The theory that a higher metabolism means a shorter lifespan may have reached the end of its own life, thanks to a study published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. The study, led by Lobke Vaanholt (University ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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