Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

Francis Crick was on LSD when he discovered DNA

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Francis Crick, the Nobel Prize-winning father of modern genetics, was under the influence of LSD when he first deduced the double-helix structure of DNA nearly 50 years ago. The abrasive and unorthodox Crick and his brilliant American co-researcher James Watson famously … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, (see update) more simply known as 1 WTC and previously known as the Freedom Tower, is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The 104-story supertall skyscraper is being constructed in the northwest corner … Continue reading

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Pierre Curie

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Pierre Curie (15 May 1859 – 19 April 1906) was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity, and Nobel laureate. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Salomea Skłodowska-Curie, and … Continue reading

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Scientists uncover potential treatment for painful side effect of diabetes

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Why diabetics suffer from increased pain and temperature sensitivity is a step closer to being understood and effectively treated. Research published in the journal Nature Medicine has discovered key information around one of the most distressing side effects of diabetes. Painful diabetic neuropathy … Continue reading

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First satellite tag study for manta rays

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Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray. The research team has produced … Continue reading

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Virus ‘barcodes’ offer rapid detection of mutated strains

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Researchers at the University of Leeds are developing a way to ‘barcode’ viral diseases to rapidly test new outbreaks for potentially lethal mutations. Dr Julian Hiscox and Dr John Barr of the University’s Faculty of Biological Sciences are working with … Continue reading

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