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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…
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News | Archive (10 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 10 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Plant biologists discover gene that switches on 'essence of male'
Plant biologists discover gene that switches on 'essence of male' — Biologists at the University of Leicester have published results of a new study into plant sex - and discovered that a particular…
New technique used to profile anthrax genome
New technique used to profile anthrax genome — Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have used a new approach, known as RNA-Seq, to profile the gene expression…
Mini dinosaurs prowled North America
Mini dinosaurs prowled North America — Massive predators like Albertosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex may have been at the top of the food chain, but they were not…
NASA's Fermi mission, Namibia's HESS telescopes explore a blazar
NASA's Fermi mission, Namibia's HESS telescopes explore a blazar — An international team of astrophysicists using telescopes on the ground and in space have uncovered surprising changes in…

New hope in fight against Huntington's disease

— 19:51 GMT | Health

Hope for new ways of treating devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's disease has been raised by a trans-Atlantic team of researchers thanks to the use of cutting-edge genetic techniques…

Research identifies drug target for prion diseases, 'mad cow'

— 19:49 GMT | Health

Scientists at the University of Kentucky have discovered that plasminogen, a protein used by the body to break up blood clots, speeds up the progress of prion diseases such as mad cow disease…

H1N1 pandemic points to vaccine strategy for multiple flu strains

— 19:45 GMT | Health

Although the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic infected an estimated 60 million people and hospitalised more than 250,000 in the United States, it also brought one significant benefit - clues about how to make a vaccine that could protect against multiple strains of influenza…

Protein thought to protect against oxidative stress also promotes clogging of arteries

— 19:42 GMT | Health

UCLA researchers have found that a protein that plays an important role in some antioxidant therapies may not be as effective due to additional mechanisms that cause it to promote atherosclerosis, or clogging of the arteries…

For non-whites, geography plays key role in colon cancer screening

— 19:39 GMT | Health

New research from UC Davis Cancer Centre has found that whether a person gets screened for colon cancer often depends on where they live in addition to their race or ethnicity…

Toxic pollution from Australia floods threatens marine life

— 19:37 GMT | Environment

Toxic pollution from flooded farms and towns along Australia's Queensland coast will have a disastrous impact on the Great Barrier Reef's corals and will likely have a significant impact on dugongs, turtles and other marine life, WWF warned today…

Ginger is key ingredient in recipe for conserving stag beetles

— 19:34 GMT | Biology

The humble ginger root could be the key to conserving the UK's largest and most spectacular terrestrial beetle - the stag beetle. Ecologists from Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of York have developed a series of new methods to monitor stag beetle numbers - including ginger lures to trap adult beetles and tiny microphones to detect sounds made by the larvae in their underground nests. Conservation efforts have been hampered until now because ecologists lacked a reliable way of monitoring stag beetle numbers…

Wave power could contain fusion plasma

— 19:31 GMT | Technology

Researchers at the University of Warwick's Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics and the UK Atomic Energy Authority's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, may have found a way to channel the flux and fury of a nuclear fusion plasma into a means to help sustain the electric current needed to contain that very same fusion plasma…

Engineering team invents lab-on-a-chip for fast, inexpensive blood tests

— 19:28 GMT | Health

While most blood tests require shipping a vial of blood to a laboratory for analysis and waiting several days for the results, a new device invented by a team of engineers and students at the University of Rhode Island uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device that provides results in less than 30 minutes…

Researchers show how Alzheimer's plaques lead to loss of nitric oxide in brain

— 19:25 GMT | Health

A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has discovered that the deadly plaques of Alzheimer's disease interact with certain cellular proteins to inhibit normal signals that maintain blood flow to the brain. Their findings, which could lead to new approaches to treat the dementia, were recently published in Public Library of Science One…

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