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News | Archive (19 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 19 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Sustainability expert available to discuss the new initiative of Bill Clinton with Wal-Mart
Sustainability expert available to discuss the new initiative of Bill Clinton with Wal-Mart — Tom Kelly, director of the Office of Sustainability at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss Bill Clinton's…
Flying lemurs are the closest relatives of primates
Flying lemurs are the closest relatives of primates — While the human species is unquestionably a member of the Primate group, the identity of the next closest group to primates…
Scientists create colourful brainbow images of the nervous system
Scientists create colourful brainbow images of the nervous system — By activating multiple fluorescent proteins in neurones, neuroscientists at Harvard University are imaging the brain and…
New magnet design
New magnet design — Engineers at Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have successfully tested a groundbreaking…

First liver transplant patients receive experimental drug to prevent hepatitis C infection

— 18:50 GMT | Health

Following a successful Phase 1 study for safety, researchers at MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) today announced the beginning of a Phase 2 clinical trial testing the ability of a human monoclonal antibody they developed to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection of a donor liver in transplant patients…

U-M researchers find indirect path to attack breast cancer stem cells

— 18:47 GMT | Health

Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centre have identified a potential new way of attacking breast cancer stem cells, the small number of cells in a tumour that fuel its growth and spread…

Death in the bat caves: UC Davis experts call for action against fast-moving disease

— 18:44 GMT | Biology

A team of wildlife experts led by UC Davis called today for a national fight against a new fungus that has killed more than 1 million bats in the eastern United States and is spreading fast throughout North America…

Best friends can make a child more physically active

— 18:41 GMT | Health

Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research has found. With many children not doing enough physical activity the findings could help with the UK's current health care concerns…

Discovery of a pulsating star that hosts a giant planet

— 18:38 GMT | Astronomy

Recently published in an article of the Astronomy and Astrophysics journal, a group of researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona has discovered, for the first time, a delta Scuti pulsating star that hosts a hot giant transiting planet. The study was carried out by the PhD student, Enrique Herrero, the researcher Dr Juan Carlos Morales, the exoplanet expert, Dr Ignasi Ribas, and the amateur astronomer, Mr. Ramon Naves…

The right food supplements during pregnancy?

— 18:35 GMT | Health

Nutrients, vitamins, minerals - during pregnancy a woman's body needs more of them. For most nutrients this increase in demand can be covered with a balanced diet. However, mothers-to-be should ingest some nutrients in the form of tablets. Research conducted by the Chair of Nutritional Medicine at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) indicates there are knowledge gaps: According to this study, pregnant women often start taking sensible dietary supplements too late or not at all. At the same time, other micronutrients are unwittingly overdosed whose effects during pregnancy have not yet been studied…

Scripps Research team creates new synthetic compound with HIV-fighting promise

— 18:32 GMT | Health

Using chemical compounds found in a Japanese plant as a lead and the clever application of ultraviolet light, a Scripps Research Institute team has created a unique library of dozens of synthetic compounds to test for biomedical potential. Already, one of the compounds has shown great promise in inhibiting replication of HIV particles and fighting inflammation…

Watching others smoke makes smokers plan to light up

— 18:29 GMT | Health

Seeing actors smoke in a movie activated the brain areas of smokers that are known to interpret and plan hand movements, as though they too were about to light a cigarette, according to a new study in the Jan. 19 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience…

Study: Abuse rates higher among deaf and hard-of-hearing children compared with hearing youths

— 18:26 GMT | Health

A new study at Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that the incidence of maltreatment, including neglect and physical and sexual abuse, is more than 25 percent higher among deaf and hard-of-hearing children than among hearing youths. The research also shows a direct correlation between childhood maltreatment and higher rates of negative cognition, depression and post-traumatic stress in adulthood…

Answers to black hole evolution beyond the horizon?

— 18:23 GMT | Astronomy

One of the most important predictions of Einstein's theory of General Relativity is the existence of black holes. The dynamics of these systems are not yet fully understood, but researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have now provided a rigourous way of determining the evolutionary stage of a black hole by analysing the region outside where matter cannot escape, the event horizon…

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