September 2010 (Archive)

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McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses due to potential cadmium risk — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced…
Hogchoker - the new Internet star — A small flatfish living along the coast of North America is the…
Cancer deaths are projected to double by 2030 — Cancer deaths are projected to double in the next two decades.…

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Wasps clock faces like humans — Face recognition in golden paper wasps may be an adaptation to…
Entangled diamonds vibrate together — Objects big enough for the eye to see have been placed in a weirdly…
How animals predict earthquakes — Animals may sense chemical changes in groundwater that occur…
New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact — Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there…

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News | Archive (9 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 9 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Scientists find bats evolved ability to fly before echolocation
Scientists find bats evolved ability to fly before echolocation — The discovery of a remarkably well-preserved fossil representing the most primitive bat species known to date - and an entirely…
Dinosaur from Mexico offers insight into ancient life
Dinosaur from Mexico offers insight into ancient life — A new species of dinosaur unearthed in Mexico is giving scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North…
Astronomers find one of the youngest and brightest galaxies
Astronomers find one of the youngest and brightest galaxies — NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, with a boost from a natural 'zoom lens,' have uncovered what may be one of the…
Spitzer catches young stars in their baby blanket of dust
Spitzer catches young stars in their baby blanket of dust — Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud from…

House-sharing with microbes

— 12:21 GMT | Health

Household dust contains up to 1000 different species of microbes, with tens of millions of individual bacterial cells in each gram. And these are just the ones that can be grown in the lab…

Energy drinks may give young sports teams an edge, study says

— 12:18 GMT | Health

Consuming energy drinks during team sports could help young people perform better, a study suggests…

Parents report a widely prescribed antibiotic is effective for fragile X treatment

— 12:15 GMT | Health

One of the antibiotics most commonly prescribed to treat adolescent acne can increase attention spans and communication and decrease anxiety in patients with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental impairment, according to a new survey study that is the first published on parents' reports of their children's responses to treatment with the medication…

Young, male, testosterone-fuelled CEOs more likely to start or drop deals: UBC study

— 12:12 GMT | Health

Too much testosterone can be a deal breaker, according to Sauder School of Business researchers at the University of British Columbia. Their paper, to be published in the INFORMS journal Management Science on September 10, shows that young CEOs with more of the steroidal hormone in their system are more likely to initiate, scrap or resist mergers and acquisitions…

Study examines turbine effects on Yukon River fish

— 12:09 GMT | Environment

A University of Alaska Fairbanks fisheries scientist has teamed up with Alaska Power and Telephone to study how a new power-generating turbine affects fish in the Yukon River…

MIT researchers find that interneurones are not all created equally

— 12:06 GMT | Health

A type of neurone that, when malfunctioning, has been tied to epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia is much more complex than previously thought, researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report in the Sept. 9 issue of Neuron…

Investigating better endpoints for immunotherapy trials

— 12:03 GMT | Health

Cancer immunotherapy calls for revised clinical endpoints that differ from those used for chemotherapy, according to an article published online September 8 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute…

Cloud computing method greatly increases gene analysis

— 12:00 GMT | Health

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed new software that greatly improves the speed at which scientists can analyse RNA sequencing data. RNA sequencing is used to compare differences in gene expression to identify those genes that switched on or off when, for instance, a particular disease is present. However, sequencing instruments can produce billions of sequences per day, which can be time-consuming and costly to analyse. The software, known as Myrna, uses 'cloud computing,' an Internet-based method of sharing computer resources. Faster, cost-effective analysis of gene expression could be a valuable tool in understanding the genetic causes of disease…

Researchers identify genes tied to deadliest ovarian cancers

— 11:57 GMT | Health

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre have identified two genes whose mutations appear to be linked to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive forms of ovarian cancer. Clear cell carcinoma is generally resistant to standard therapy…

ADA supports national restaurant menu labelling legislation

— 11:54 GMT | Health

The government's role in improving the nation's nutrition is now firmly established with nutritional labelling for restaurant meals now mandated across the United States as part of HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. An article in the September issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association explains how state and municipal labelling laws developed and how the new national law will supersede these and replace them with a uniform standard. It also addresses the American Dietetic Association's (ADA's) involvement and how these new regulations will impact registered dieticians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) as well as consumers…

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