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Spanish Mad Cow

Two people have died in Spain from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease, the health department said.

ALS toxic assault

Leaky blood vessels that lose their ability to protect the spinal cord from toxins may play a role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Complexities of wetting theory

The relationship between a thin liquid film or drop of liquid and the shape of the surface that it wets is explained with a new simplified mathematical formula.

Dopamine mother cells

Mother cells which produce the neurons affected by Parkinson's disease have been identified by scientists, according to new research.

Knockdown of the bovine prion gene PRNP

The authors of this study hypothesise that bovine animals with reduced PrP would be tolerant to BSE.

Transmission of atypical scrapie to sheep

Active surveillance for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in small ruminants has been an EU regulatory requirement since 2002.

Transcriptional profiling of prion infection

Prion infection results in progressive neurodegeneration of the central nervous system invariably resulting in death.

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Future combination therapy

Two drugs bind to receptor sites on some tumours in different places at the same time, suggesting a new combination therapy for cancer.

Continental markers

An international team of researchers has developed a technique to detect the ancestry of disease genes in hybrid, or mixed, human populations.

Making safe nanotubes

As useful as nanotubes may be, the process of making them may have unintentional and potentially harmful impacts on the environment.

Green decontamination

Research by two scientists has resulted in an exciting new method for rapidly and safely destroying toxic agents such as chemical weapons and pesticides.

50,000th molecule structure

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) based at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) this month reached a significant milestone.

Needle-size device

Engineers are creating a wireless device designed to be injected into tumours to tell doctors the precise dose of radiation received.

Real world problems

In 2002, transgenic food aid to African nations was rejected by the recipient governments. The EU's stand on agricultural biotechnology no doubt contributed to this decision.

Z ring's mysteries

Researchers have solved important puzzles concerning how certain proteins guide the reproduction of bacteria, discoveries that could lead to a new type of antibiotics.

Sadness and spending

How a person feels can impact routine economic transactions, whether he or she is aware of it or not.

Mobile terahertz devices

Researchers have mobilised the transmitting and receiving devices so that they can be used anywhere with ease.

Apple health benefits

Apple product consumers likely to have lower blood pressure, trimmer waistlines, and more nutrient dense diets.

Turning cells into fat

Researchers report the discovery of a critical early player, so-called 3T3-L1 cells, in the path that turns cells to fat.


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