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…
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News | Archive (23 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 23 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Carbon sink slowdown contributing to rapid growth in atmospheric CO2
Carbon sink slowdown contributing to rapid growth in atmospheric CO2 — There has been a decline in the efficiency of natural land and ocean sinks which soak up carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted to…
Cosmic Vision 2015-2025: and the candidate missions are...
Cosmic Vision 2015-2025: and the candidate missions are... — The first steps of the next great phase of European space science have been taken! At its meeting held on 17-18 October 2007…
Heaviest stellar black hole discovered in nearby galaxy
Heaviest stellar black hole discovered in nearby galaxy — Astronomers have located an exceptionally massive black hole in orbit around a huge companion star. This result has intriguing…
Coaxial silicon nanowires as solar cells
Coaxial silicon nanowires as solar cells — Solar cells are attractive candidates for clean and renewable power. With miniaturisation, they might also serve as integrated…

70 percent of women likely to experience sexual problems after breast cancer

— 10:42 GMT | Health

A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine looked at whether women were more likely to experience sexual problems after breast cancer. The results showed that 70% of women were facing sexual function problems approximately two years post diagnosis…

The strength of Venus lightning sparkles interest in the scientific community

— 10:39 GMT | Astronomy

Despite the great differences between the atmospheres of Venus and Earth, scientists have discovered that very similar mechanisms produce lightning on the two planets. The rates of discharge, the intensity and the spatial distribution of lightning are comparable, thus scientists hope to be able to better understand the chemistry, dynamics and evolution of the atmospheres of the two planets. These results will be presented by Dr Christopher Russell at the European Planetary Science Congress, on Thursday 23d September…

The many faces of the Venus' polar vortex

— 10:36 GMT | Astronomy

A new animation using data from ESA's Venus Express spacecraft shows that the double eye of the giant vortex at Venus's South pole has disappeared. Results of a study that shows the complex, variable dynamics at the Venusian south pole will be presented by Dr Giuseppe Piccioni at the European Planetary Science Congress, on Thursday 23rd September…

Humanised mice may provide clues to better prevent and treat typhoid fever

— 10:33 GMT | Health

Better treatments and prevention for typhoid fever may emerge from a laboratory model that has just been developed for the disease. The model is based on transplanting human immune stem cells from umbilical cord blood into mice that are susceptible to infections…

Microbiologists find source of fungus's damaging growth

— 10:30 GMT | Health

Candida albicans, a fungus that kills more than 10,000 people with weakened immune systems each year, grows more dangerous as it forms and extends long strands of cells called hyphal filaments. In a paper published this month, UT Health Science Centre San Antonio microbiologists describe a key factor involved in this damaging growth…

Human-powered ornithopter becomes first ever to achieve sustained flight

— 10:27 GMT | Technology

Aviation history was made when the University of Toronto's human-powered aircraft with flapping wings became the first of its kind to fly continuously…

Study: Doctors overprescribe antibiotics for respiratory infections

— 10:24 GMT | Health

Doctors frequently misuse antibiotics when treating patients hospitalised with respiratory tract infections (RTIs), according to a study to be published in the November issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology…

Salmonella creates environment in human intestines to foster its own growth

— 10:21 GMT | Health

A study led by researchers at UC Davis has found how the bacteria Salmonella enterica - a common cause of food poisoning - exploits immune response in the human gut to enhance its own reproductive and transmission success. The strategy gives Salmonella a growth advantage over the beneficial bacteria that normally are present in the intestinal tract and promotes the severe diarrhoea that spreads the bacteria to other people…

New species of sea slug discovered by UCSB marine scientist

— 10:18 GMT | Biology

Sometimes, treasures can be found in your own backyard - especially if you know what to look for. This is what happened to Jeff Goddard, project scientist with the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara…

New computer-tomography method visualises nano-structure of bones

— 10:15 GMT | Health

A novel nano-tomography method developed by a team of researchers from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, the Paul Scherrer Institute and the ETH-Zurich opens the door to computed tomography examinations of minute structures at nanometre resolutions. Three-dimensional detailed imaging of fragile bone structures becomes possible. Their first nano-CT images will be published in Nature on Sept. 23, 2010. This new technique will facilitate advances in both life sciences and materials sciences…

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