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News | Archive (16 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 16 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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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…
Research team identifies novel anti-cancer drug from the sea
Research team identifies novel anti-cancer drug from the sea — A collaborative team of researchers spearheaded by Dennis Carson M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Rebecca…
The Poincare Dodecahedral Space model gains support to explain the shape of space
The Poincare Dodecahedral Space model gains support to explain the shape of space — An international team of cosmologists, leaded by a researcher from Paris Observatory, has improved the theoretical pertinence…

Columbia University uses technological innovation to study bone structure

— 20:33 GMT | Health

A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Centre announced today the results of the first study comparing bone structure in Chinese-American women to Caucasian women. The report, just presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society's annual meeting at Long Beach, CA, found that pre-menopausal Chinese-American women have far greater bone strength than their Caucasian counterparts, as determined by a breakthrough technological advance…

'A stark warning:' Smoking causes genetic damage within minutes after inhaling

— 20:29 GMT | Health

In research described as 'a stark warning' to those tempted to start smoking, scientists are reporting that cigarette smoke begins to cause genetic damage within minutes - not years - after inhalation into the lungs…

New technique to see neurones of the deep brain for months at a time developed at Stanford

— 20:26 GMT | Health

Travel just one millimetre inside the brain and you'll be stepping into the dark…

Scientists find the 'master switch' for key immune cells in inflammatory diseases

— 20:24 GMT | Health

Scientists have identified a protein that acts as a 'master switch' in certain white blood cells, determining whether they promote or inhibit inflammation. The study, published in the journal Nature Immunology, could help researchers look for new treatments for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis that involve excessive inflammation…

Henry Ford Hospital study: Shoulder function not fully restored after surgery

— 20:21 GMT | Health

Shoulder motion after rotator cuff surgery remains significantly different when compared to the patient's opposite shoulder, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study…

LCD projector used to control brain and muscles of tiny organisms such as worms

— 20:18 GMT | Technology

Researchers are using inexpensive components from ordinary liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors to control the brain and muscles of tiny organisms, including freely moving worms. Red, green and blue lights from a projector activate light-sensitive microbial proteins that are genetically engineered into the worms, allowing the researchers to switch neurones on and off like light bulbs and turn muscles on and off like engines…

In scientific first, researchers visualise naturally occurring mRNA

— 20:15 GMT | Health

In a technique that could eventually shed light on how gene expression influences human disease, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have for the first time ever successfully visualised single molecules of naturally-occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells. The scientific achievement is detailed in the January 16 online edition of Nature Methods…

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