Sunday, October 18, 2009

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Small mechanical forces have big impact on embryonic stem cells (source:
October 18, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Applying a small mechanical force to embryonic stem cells could be a new way of coaxing them into a specific direction of differentiation, researchers at the University of Illinois report. (source: - RSS and News widget on

Could The Hot Stuff In Chili Peppers Ease Your Tingling Nerve Pain? (source: Science daily)
October 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Millions of people suffer peripheral pain and other troubling sensations accompanying diseases as varied as diabetes, AIDS, shingles and arthritis. Cancer patients also often suffer these so-called peripheral neuropathies because of their therapies. For af... (source: Science daily) - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Findings About Veracity Of Peripheral Vision Could Lead To Better Robotic Eyes (source: Science daily)
October 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Psychology researchers have found that peripheral vision is most important for telling us what type of scene we're looking at. Examining how people take in scene information paves the way for building better robots. (source: Science daily) - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Fish and Game tackles invasive species problem (source:
October 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Oct. 13 was a bad day to be a pike in Scout Lake. Actually, it was a bad day to be any kind of fish living in the small lake just south of the Sterling Highway between mileposts 85 and 86. (source: - RSS and News widget on

Evolution details revealed through 21-year E. coli experiment (source: Scientific American)
October 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm

In 1988, an associate professor started growing cultures of Escherichia coli . Twenty-one years and 40,000 generations of bacteria later, Richard Lenski , who is now a professor of microbial ecology at Michigan State University, reveals new details abo... (source: Scientific American) - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Diagnosis at Younger Age (source:
October 18, 2009 at 10:30 am

Women with a high genetic risk of developing breast cancer are being diagnosed sooner than similar women in the past, which may suggest that tumors are developing earlier in the younger generation, researchers say. (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Scientists Visualize Assembly Line Gears In Ribosomes, Cell's Protein Factory (source:
October 18, 2009 at 5:55 am

Ribosomes are factories inside cells where messages coming from genes are decoded and new proteins pieced together on an assembly line. (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Milestone Discovery In Cell Behaviors (source: Science daily)
October 18, 2009 at 5:00 am

Molecular scientists have discovered a new, fast mechanism by which cells communicate change -- for example their location during spreading of a cancer in the human body -- to adjacent cells. The discovery sheds new light on cell behaviour and could lead t... (source: Science daily) - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Bad Reaction No Good Reason to Avoid Future Shots (source:
October 18, 2009 at 1:29 am

People who appear to be allergic to vaccinations shouldn't automatically avoid future immunizations, but instead should try to find out why they had a bad reaction, new guidelines say. (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

U of C chemists discover recipe to design a better type of fuel cell (source:
October 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

(University of Calgary) University of Calgary chemists Jeff Hurd and George Shimizu have taken the science behind a specific type of fuel cell towards a higher level of design. They have discovered a new material that allows a PEM fuel cell, known as a pol... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Time in a bottle: Scientists watch evolution unfold (source:
October 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

(Michigan State University) A 21-year Michigan State University experiment that distills the essence of evolution in laboratory flasks not only demonstrates natural selection at work, but could lead to biotechnology and medical research advances, research... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

A major step in making better stem cells from adult tissue (source:
October 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

(Scripps Research Institute) A team led by scientists from the Scripps Research Institute has developed a method that dramatically improves the efficiency of creating stem cells from human adult tissue, without the use of embryonic cells. The research make... (source: - RSS and News widget on

The Food-Energy Cellular Connection Revealed (source:
October 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Our body's activity levels fall and rise to the beat of our internal drumsa 'the 24-hour cycles that govern fundamental physiological functions, from sleeping and feeding patterns to the energy available to our cells. (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

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