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 (19 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 19 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Cells changing track: Thymus cells transform into skin cells in Swiss laboratory
Cells changing track: Thymus cells transform into skin cells in Swiss laboratory — Taking one type of cell and transforming it into another type is now possible. Cells taken from the thymus have been transformed…
Extreme darkness: Carbon nanotube forest covers NIST's ultra-dark detector
Extreme darkness: Carbon nanotube forest covers NIST's ultra-dark detector — Harnessing darkness for practical use, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed…
How much mass makes a black hole?
How much mass makes a black hole? — To reach their conclusions, the astronomers looked in detail at the extraordinary star cluster Westerlund 1, located 16 000…
Hot stuff: Quark-gluon-plasma explained by black-hole-physics
Hot stuff: Quark-gluon-plasma explained by black-hole-physics — Particle physics is is seeing revolutionary developments. Baffling connections are emerging between the physics of gravitation…

Better marker for breast cancer may reduce need for second surgeries

— 14:05 GMT | Health

A new material could help surgeons more accurately locate breast cancers, reduce the need for second surgeries and minimise pre-surgical discomfort for patients. Microscopic gas-filled spheres of silica, a porous glass, can mark the location of early-stage tumours to show their position using ultrasound imaging in the operating room…

Possible alternate therapy for adults with poorly controlled asthma

— 14:05 GMT | Health

A drug commonly used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) successfully treats adults whose asthma is not well-controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids, reported researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health…

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