August 20, 2013

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Research Shows NEETs Are Prime Suspects in Breast Cancer Proliferation

Proteins Blocked in Diabetes Treatments Linked to Lower Incidence of Cancer

A newly published study from an international team of scientists found that reducing the expression of a pair of proteins known as NEETs, NAF-1 and mitoNEET, significantly reduced cancer cell proliferation and breast cancer tumor size. Two proteins have been identified as prime suspects in the proliferation of breast cancer in a study by an […]

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August 20, 2013

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Researchers Sequence Genome of Human’s Closest Invertebrate Relative

Scientists Sequence Genome of Humans Closest Invertebrate Relative

Stanford researchers have sequenced the genome of mankind’s closest invertebrate relative, Botryllus schlosseri – a small sea creature that can regenerate its entire body from its blood vessels alone. At first glance, Botryllus schlosseri has very little in common with humans. The small sea creature fuses together with others to form colonies that look like […]

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August 20, 2013

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ALMA Gets a Close-Up View of Starbirth

ALMA Gets a Close Up View of Starbirth

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, astronomers have captured a close-up view of material streaming away from a newborn star, discovering that its jets are even more energetic than previously thought. Star formation is an even more intense and dynamic process than previously thought, according to research based on data from one of the world’s […]

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August 20, 2013

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Australia’s Role in Sea Level Drop in 2010 – 2011

Australias Unique Influence on Global Sea Level

A newly published study details how three atmospheric patterns came together in 2010 and 2011, driving so much precipitation over Australia that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably. A unique and complex set of circumstances came together over Australia from 2010 to 2011 to cause Earth’s smallest continent to be the biggest contributor to the […]

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August 19, 2013

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Cardiac Stem Cells Offer New Ways to Prevent and Treat Heart Failure

Stem Cells Repair and Regenerating Tissue Damaged by Heart Attack

A newly published study shows for the first time that if cardiac stem cells are eliminated, the heart is unable to repair itself after damage. Researchers at King’s College London have for the first time highlighted the natural regenerative capacity of a group of stem cells that reside in the heart. This new study shows […]

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August 19, 2013

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Scientists Believe Some Free-Floating Planets May Be Born Free

Globulettes Have Characteristics to Form Free Floating Planets

Using the data from several telescopes, astronomers measured the mass and density of a large number of the globulettes found in the Rosetts Nebula, finding that many of them will collapse under their own weight and form free-floating planets. Tiny, round, cold clouds in space have all the right characteristics to form planets with no […]

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August 19, 2013

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Scientists Discover an Earth-Sized Exoplanet That Orbits Its Star Every 8.5 Hours

Earth Sized Exoplanet Orbits Its Star Every Eight and Half Hours

Scientists from MIT have discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet, named Kepler 78b, that orbits its star every 8.5 hours and has estimated surface temperatures as high as 3,000 degrees Kelvin. In the time it takes you to complete a single workday, or get a full night’s sleep, a small fireball of a planet 700 light-years away […]

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August 19, 2013

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NASA Ends Attempts to Fully Restore Kepler, Considers New Missions

Kepler Team Ends Attempts to Fully Recover Kepler Spacecraft

NASA has announced that all attempts to fully restore Kepler have failed and that they are now looking at potential new missions for the space telescope. Following months of analysis and testing, the Kepler Space Telescope team is ending its attempts to restore the spacecraft to full working order, and now is considering what new […]

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August 19, 2013

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Hubble Image Shows Distant Galaxies Colliding

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This newly released Hubble image shows two spiral galaxies colliding. Astronomical pictures sometimes deceive us with tricks of perspective. Right in the centre of this image, two spiral galaxies appear to be suffering a spectacular collision, with a host of stars appearing to flee the scene of the crash in a chaotic stampede. However, this […]

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August 16, 2013

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Curiosity Rover Views Phobos Passing in Front of Deimos

NASA Rover Views Phobos Passing in Front of Deimos

This short video is comprised of images taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover as it watched the larger of Mars’ two moons, Phobos, passing in front of the smaller Martian moon, Deimos. This sped-up movie from the Curiosity rover shows Phobos (the larger of Mars’ two moons) passing in front of smaller Deimos. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space […]

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August 16, 2013

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Improvements to LIGO Detector Will Allow Scientists to ‘Listen’ to Black Holes Forming

LIGO Breaks the Quantum Measurement Barrier

Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector will allow researchers to listen to the Big Bang and to black holes forming throughout the universe. New technology that breaks the quantum measurement barrier has been developed to detect the gravity waves first predicted by Einstein in 1916. Professor David Blair was one of 800 physicists […]

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August 16, 2013

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Astronomers Discover a Magnetar at the Galactic Center

Astronomers Discover a Magnetar at the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy

An international team of astronomers has discovered a magnetar at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers have discovered a magnetar at the center of our Milky Way. This pulsar has an extremely strong magnetic field and enables researchers to investigate the direct vicinity of the black hole at the heart of the galaxy. […]

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August 16, 2013

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Voyager 1 Enters Interstellar Space

NASAs Voyager 1 Appears to Have Left Our Solar System

In a newly published study, UMD scientists state that Voyager 1 has left our solar system and has entered interstellar space, contradicting recent papers by NASA and other scientists suggesting the spacecraft was still in a transition zone between the Sun’s sphere of influence and the rest of the galaxy. College Park, Maryland – Voyager […]

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August 16, 2013

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Cosmic Turbulences within “Dead Zones” Result Black Hole and Star Formation

Research Shows Cosmic Turbulences Result in Star and Black Hole Formation

New research from physicists at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf looks at how magnetic fields can cause turbulences within “dead zones,” resulting in the formation of black holes and other objects in the cosmos. Just how stars and black holes in the Universe are able to form from rotating matter is one of the big questions of astrophysics. […]

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August 15, 2013

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Researchers Identify Mutational Signatures That Lead to Cancer

Cancers Origins Revealed Researchers Discover the Genetic Imprints and Signatures Left by DNA

Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have identified the majority of the mutational signatures that explain the genetic development and history of cancers in patients, uncovering more than 20 signatures of processes that mutate DNA. Researchers have provided the first comprehensive compendium of mutational processes that drive tumor development. Together, these mutational processes explain […]

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August 15, 2013

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Physicists Teleport Information in a Solid State System

Physicists Teleport Information in a Solid State System

Using a device similar to a conventional computer chip, physicists have for the first time successfully teleported information in a so-called solid state system. ETH researchers cannot ”beam“ objects or humans of flesh and blood through space yet, a feat sometimes alluded to in science fiction movies. They managed, however, to teleport information from A […]

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August 15, 2013

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Hubble Data Reveals Galaxies Had ‘Mature’ Shapes 11.5 Billion Years Ago

Hubble Data Reveals that Mature Galaxies Existed Over 11 Billion Years Ago

Using data from the Hubble Space telescope, astronomers show that galaxies had “mature” shapes 11.5 billion years ago. Studying the evolution and anatomy of galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers led by doctoral candidate BoMee Lee and her advisor, professor Mauro Giavalisco, have established that mature-looking galaxies existed much earlier […]

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August 15, 2013

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Scientists Teleport Photonic Qubits with Extreme Reliability

Hybrid Technology Makes Deterministic Quantum Teleportation Possible

By using hybrid technology that combines two conceptually different approaches, scientists have managed to teleport photonic qubits with extreme reliability. By means of the quantum-mechanical entanglement of spatially separated light fields, researchers in Tokyo and Mainz have managed to teleport photonic qubits with extreme reliability. This means that a decisive breakthrough has been achieved some […]

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