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News | Archive (25 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 25 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Graphene used to create the smallest transistor
Graphene used to create the smallest transistor — Researchers have used the world's thinnest material to create the world's smallest transistor, one atom thick and ten atoms…
Stellar birth in the galactic wilderness
Stellar birth in the galactic wilderness — A new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows baby stars sprouting in the backwoods of a galaxy - a relatively…
Research may lead to improved hearing for some
Research may lead to improved hearing for some — Electric-acoustic stimulation research by an Arizona State University professor could help discover important acoustic cues…
3-D images - cordless and any time
3-D images - cordless and any time — The car tires have left deep tracks in the muddy forest floor at the scene of the crime. The forensic experts make a plaster…

A psychopath lacks empathy just like a person with frontal head injury

— 20:32 GMT | Health

'Seeing as psychopathic behaviour is similar to that of a person with brain damage, it could be that it could benefit from similar forms of treatment,' said Dr Simone Shamay-Tsoory, who conducted the study…

Researchers register new species using DNA-based description

— 20:29 GMT | Biology

The previously unknown species of ribbon worm discovered in Kosterhavet National Park in 2007 has now been scientifically named using a new method. Pseudomicrura afzelii, a form of nemertean or ribbon worm, has been described and registered by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, using DNA technology…

Operation makes dementia patients faster and smarter

— 20:26 GMT | Health

Researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital are the first in the world to show that an operation can help patients with dementia caused by white matter changes and hydrocephalus…

Exercise improve symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome

— 20:23 GMT | Health

The study, which was conducted at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and at Alingsas Hospital, included 102 IBS patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Half the group was randomly allocated to increase their physical activity and the other half to maintain their usual lifestyle. Both groups received supportive phone calls from a physiotherapist. The active group increased their physical activity on their own, but with the advice and support from the physiotherapist…

Spiders adjust courtship signals for maximum effect

— 20:20 GMT | Biology

Communication is important in any relationship, but for spiders, it can be a matter of life or death…

Scientists find that debris on certain Himalayan glaciers may prevent melting

— 20:17 GMT | Environment

A new scientific study shows that debris coverage - pebbles, rocks, and debris from surrounding mountains - may be a missing link in the understanding of the decline of glaciers. Debris is distinct from soot and dust, according to the scientists…

Long-term hypoxia in flies shown to result in permanent DNA changes

— 20:14 GMT | Health

In an important study that may shed light on human ability to adapt to hypoxia, or inadequate levels of oxygen, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have proven that the genome of flies exposed to long-term hypoxia are changed to permanently affect gene expression. Their findings, to be published online by the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) the week of January 24, 2011, may lead to new targets for development of therapies for hypoxia-induced disease in humans…

Dating sheds new light on dawn of the dinosaurs

— 20:11 GMT | Geology and palaeontology

Careful dating of new dinosaur fossils and volcanic ash around them by researchers from UC Davis and UC Berkeley casts doubt on the idea that dinosaurs appeared and opportunistically replaced other animals. Instead - at least in one South American valley - they seem to have existed side by side and gone through similar periods of extinction…

Cell death pathway linked to mitochondrial fusion

— 20:08 GMT | Health

New research led by UC Davis scientists provides insight into why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others and could eventually lead to advances in treating or preventing heart attack or stroke…

Pioneering treatment could help people with severe depression

— 20:05 GMT | Health

Pioneering neurosurgical treatment, a world first in Bristol, which very accurately targets brain networks involved in depression, could help people who suffer with severe and intractable depression…

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