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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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News | Archive (13 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 13 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Calcium connections: Basic pathway for maintaining cell's fuel stores
Calcium connections: Basic pathway for maintaining cell's fuel stores — University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers have described a previously unknown biological mechanism in cells…
Nanoblasts from laser-activated nanoparticles move molecules, proteins and DNA into cells
Nanoblasts from laser-activated nanoparticles move molecules, proteins and DNA into cells — Using chemical 'nanoblasts' that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new…
RNA offers a safer way to reprogram cells
RNA offers a safer way to reprogram cells — In recent years, scientists have shown that they can reprogram human skin cells to an immature state that allows the cells…
Stars just got bigger
Stars just got bigger — A team of astronomers led by Paul Crowther, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Sheffield, has used ESO's Very…

Early prostate cancer detection, screening: No benefit for men with low baseline PSA value

— 10:49 GMT | Health

Men aged 55 to 74 years who have low baseline blood levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) are not likely to benefit from further screening and treatment. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The aim of the study is to help physicians and patients weigh the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening and early detection…

Engineers make artificial skin out of nanowires

— 10:46 GMT | Technology

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that could one day give new meaning to the term 'thin-skinned'…

Scripps Research scientists solve long-standing mystery of protein 'quality control' mechanism

— 10:43 GMT | Health

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have solved a long-standing mystery of how cells conduct 'quality control' to eliminate the toxic effects of a certain kind of error in protein production. The findings may lead to a better understanding of a host of neurodegenerative diseases…

Good long-term results for fusion surgery for high-grade spondylolisthesis

— 10:40 GMT | Health

A group of children who underwent fusion surgery for spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine 30 years ago showed a clear reduction in back pain when followed up seven years later. A new study of these patients as adults has found that the benefits have lasted, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital presented this week at the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) annual international conference in Gothenburg…

Female marine snails trick amorous males

— 10:37 GMT | Biology

Sexual conflict is not only a human phenomenon. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg have shown that females of the rough periwinkle conceal their gender identity in order to avoid excessive copulation…

National study finds 70 percent increase in basketball-related traumatic brain injuries

— 10:34 GMT | Health

A new study conducted by researchers at the Centre for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments among children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 19 from 1997 to 2007. According to the study, more than 4 million basketball-related injuries were treated in emergency departments during the 11-year study. While the number of injuries decreased 22 percent over the course of the study, the average number of injuries per year (375,350) remained high…

MIT researchers develop a way to funnel solar energy

— 10:31 GMT | Technology

Using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms), MIT chemical engineers have found a way to concentrate solar energy 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell. Such nanotubes could form antennas that capture and focus light energy, potentially allowing much smaller and more powerful solar arrays…

Gene discovery could yield treatments for nearsightedness

— 10:28 GMT | Health

Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common eye disorder in the world and becoming more common, yet little is known about its genetic underpinnings…

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