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McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses due to potential cadmium risk — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced…
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News | Archive (28 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 28 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Hubble spots a celestial bauble
Hubble spots a celestial bauble — Hubble has spotted a festive bauble of gas in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. Formed in the aftermath…
NASA's Spitzer reveals first carbon-rich planet
NASA's Spitzer reveals first carbon-rich planet — Astronomers have discovered that a huge, searing-hot planet orbiting another star is loaded with an unusual amount of carbon.…
A swarm of ancient stars
A swarm of ancient stars — The globular cluster Messier 107, also known as NGC 6171, is a compact and ancient family of stars that lies about 21 000…
Cassini returns images of bright jets at Enceladus
Cassini returns images of bright jets at Enceladus — NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully dipped near the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Nov. 30. Though Cassini's closest…

Study finds common ground for ecosystems and fishing in Northwest Mexico

— 17:30 GMT | Environment

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have completed a new study on the geography of commercial fisheries in Northwest Mexico and the results could have far-ranging implications for the sustainable future of marine wildlife in the area…

Mini-strokes leave 'hidden' brain damage: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research

— 17:27 GMT | Health

Each year, approximately 150,000 Canadians have a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), sometimes known as a mini-stroke. New research published today in Stroke, the journal of the American Heart Association shows these attacks may not be transient at all. They in fact create lasting damage to the brain…

Test shows dinosaurs survived mass extinction by 700,000 years

— 17:24 GMT | Geology and palaeontology

University of Alberta researchers determined that a fossilised dinosaur bone found in New Mexico confounds the long established paradigm that the age of dinosaurs ended between 65.5 and 66 million years ago…

Victor Chang scientists unlock the 'gates' on sudden cardiac death

— 17:21 GMT | Health

Australian researchers have come one step closer to understanding how the rhythm of the heartbeat is controlled and why many common drugs, including some antibiotics, antihistamines and anti-psychotics, can cause a potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythm…

High school biology teachers reluctant to endorse evolution in class

— 17:18 GMT | Biology

The majority of public high school biology teachers are not strong classroom advocates of evolutionary biology, despite 40 years of court cases that have ruled teaching creationism or intelligent design violates the Constitution, according to Penn State political scientists. A mandatory undergraduate course in evolutionary biology for prospective teachers, and frequent refresher courses for current teachers, may be part of the solution, they say…

New findings show how bacteria undergo genome evolution

— 17:15 GMT | Biology

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur and the University of Maryland have revealed how bacterial and archaea microbes successfully evolve their gene repertoires to face new challenges, predominantly by acquiring genes from other individuals. The study, published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics on January 27, was instigated to clarify the role of gene duplication, an important source of novelty in multicellular organisms, in bacteria…

Celiac disease and Crohn's disease share part of their genetic background

— 17:12 GMT | Health

An investigation has found that celiac disease and Crohn's disease, both inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, share at least four genetic risk loci. Together, researchers from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands; the Broad Institute, USA; the Universite de Montreal and Montreal Heart Institute in Canada performed a combined meta-analysis of genome-wide data for celiac disease and Crohn's disease. This meta-analysis, published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics on January 27, has identified two new shared risk loci and two shared risk loci that had previously been independently identified for each disease…

Retired NFL players misuse painkillers more than general population

— 17:09 GMT | Health

Retired NFL players use painkillers at a much higher rate than the rest of us, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis…

Staying one strep ahead

— 17:06 GMT | Health

New research provides the first detailed genetic picture of an evolutionary war between Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria and the vaccines and antibiotics used against it over recent decades. Large-scale genome sequencing reveals patterns of adaptation and the spread of a drug-resistant lineage of the S. pneumoniae bacteria…

Exposure to worm infection in the womb may protect against eczema, study suggests

— 17:03 GMT | Health

Exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema, a study funded by the Wellcome Trust suggests. A large trial in Uganda showed that treating a pregnant woman for worm infections increased her child's chances of developing the allergic skin disease…

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