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News | Archive (8 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 8 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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First black holes kept to a strict diet
First black holes kept to a strict diet — A new supercomputer simulation designed to track the fate of the universe's first black holes finds that, counter to expectations,…
Mars, methane and mysteries
Mars, methane and mysteries — Mars may not be as dormant as scientists once thought. The 2004 discovery of methane means that either there is life on Mars,…
Kepler detects atmosphere of giant gas exoplanet
Kepler detects atmosphere of giant gas exoplanet — NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected the atmosphere of a known giant gas exoplanet, demonstrating the telescope's extraordinary…
Double engine for a nebula
Double engine for a nebula — The new image, showing a very rich field of stars towards the Carina arm of the Milky Way, is centred on the star HD 87643,…

Scripps Research chemist devises new method to quantify protein changes

— 14:36 GMT | Chemistry

A scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has devised a new method of analysing and quantifying changes in proteins that result from a common chemical process. The new findings could provide new insights into the effects of a highly destructive form of stress on proteins in various disease models, particularly cancer…

When less is more: How mitochondrial signals extend lifespan

— 14:33 GMT | Health

In making your pro-longevity resolutions, like drinking more red wine and maintaining a vibrant social network, here's one you likely forgot: dialling down your mitochondria. It turns out that slowing the engines of these tiny cellular factories could extend your life-an observation relevant not only to ageing research but to our understanding of how cells communicate with each another…

Bendy tubes get around

— 14:30 GMT | Chemistry

Theo Odijk, you win. The professor of biotechnology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has a new best friend in Rice University's Matteo Pasquali…

Princeton scientists construct synthetic proteins that sustain life

— 14:27 GMT | Biology

In a groundbreaking achievement that could help scientists 'build' new biological systems, Princeton University scientists have constructed for the first time artificial proteins that enable the growth of living cells…

Stem cell discovery could lead to improved bone marrow transplants

— 14:24 GMT | Health

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have identified a key molecule for establishing blood stem cells in their niche within the bone marrow. The findings, reported in the January issue of Cell Stem Cell, may lead to improvements in the safety and efficiency of bone marrow transplants…

Neural stem cells maintain high levels of reactive oxygen species, UCLA study finds

— 14:21 GMT | Health

For years, the majority of research on reactive oxygen species (ROS) - ions or very small molecules that include free radicals - has focused on how they damage cell structure and their potential link to stroke, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses…

Genetic abnormalities identified in pluripotent stem cell lines

— 14:18 GMT | Health

A multinational team of researchers led by stem cell scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Scripps Research Institute has documented specific genetic abnormalities that occur in human embryonic (hESC) and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines. Their study, 'Dynamic changes in the copy number of pluripotency and cell proliferation genes in human ESCs and iPSCs during reprogramming and time in culture' will be published in the January 7 issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell…

'Long-shot' discovery may lead to advances in treating anxiety, memory disorders

— 14:15 GMT | Health

An unexpected discovery by UCLA life scientists holds promise for the future development of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, and potentially for Alzheimer's disease and other memory-impairment diseases…

Babies process language in a grown-up way

— 14:12 GMT | Health

Babies, even those too young to talk, can understand many of the words that adults are saying - and their brains process them in a grown-up way…

IVF breakthrough to hit the world market

— 14:09 GMT | Health

A University of Adelaide reproductive biologist has achieved a major breakthrough in IVF technology that is expected to help millions of women around the world who have suffered previous miscarriages after IVF treatment…

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