Monthly Archives: March 2007

Cool cats make heavy metal fallout

The rapid adoption by the car industry of catalytic converters for petrol engines to reduce NOx and other pollutants has significantly improved the quality of air in busy towns and cities. However, Italian scientists says this improvement has comes at …

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With this Ring

Bishnu Khanal and Eugene Zubarev of Rice University in Houston, Texas have found that nanoscopic gold roads coated with polymer can spontaneously self-assemble into rings within seconds of water droplets condensing on to the surface of a solution of the …

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Beating Heart Disease with Vitamin B Drugs

Niacin is involved in the metabolism or carbohydrates, fats and proteins, but at high dosage it can increase HDL more than a third and reduce levels of “artery-clogging” triglycerides by half. Graeme Semple of Arena Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, reports how …

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Power Your iPod With a Cola

Got an iPod? Sick of having to charge it up at the electric outlet? Then try maple syrup or cola! Researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri have developed a fuel cell that uses sugar from almost any source from …

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Blueberry Molecule Fights Colon Cancer

Pterostilbene, an antioxidant found in blueberries, has shown promise as a putative protective agent against colon cancer in animals, according researchers from Rutgers University and the US Department of Agriculture. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death …

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Could creatine slow Parkinson's disease?

A North American study is set to investigate whether the dietary supplement, creatine, used by athletes and bodybuilders to boost their energy levels and build muscle could stop Parkinson’s disease in its tracks. Creatine is already being investigated for treatment …

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