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Phase III study showed Avastin-based regimen helped women with advanced ovarian cancer live longer without their disease worsening

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche today announced results from a Phase III study of Avastin (bevacizumab) that showed women with previously untreated advanced ovarian cancer who received Avastin in combination with chemotherapy, followed by the continuation of Avastin alone, had a 39 percent improvement in the...

Brand Preference May Be In The Drink, Not In The Head

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people's preference for certain brands of vodka, which outsells rum, gin, whiskey and tequila. They found that vodka differs from simple water-ethanol solutions in ways that could...

Crash Helmet With A Useful Smell

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Cycle helmets are available in a wide range of types, including foldable models, models fitted with a flashing rear light or featuring an iPhone display. In the future, they will start to smell distinctively if they need to be replaced. A new process...


Detecting Tumors Faster

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) To diagnose cancer reliably, doctors usually conduct a biopsy including tissue analysis -- which is a time-consuming process. A microscopic image sensor, fitted in an endoscope, is being developed for in vivo cancer diagnosis, to speed up the detection of tumors.

A Study Lays The Foundations For Tomographics Applied To The Quantum World

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Carlos III University of Madrid ) Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid have proven the validity of tomographic representation of quantum states, which can help quantum technologies transmit information more safely and efficiently.

EERA Launches First Joint European Research Programs For Sustainable Energy

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark ) Ten major research institutions in Europe, including Risoe DTU, decided 18 months ago to enter into formalized cooperation on the development of sustainable energy technologies and, at a...

The Earth And Moon Formed Later Than Previously Thought

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Copenhagen ) The Earth and moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus. Until now it was thought to have happened when the solar system was 30 million years old or approximately 4,537 million years ago. But new...

Taking The Guesswork Out Of Soil Classification

June 7, 2010 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Missouri-Columbia ) A University of Missouri doctoral student has developed a technique that uses digital imaging of soil samples to take some of the guesswork out of wetland identification.


Forget noisy blimps… say hello to the Airfish

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Quieter, cleaner, fish-mimicking airships could swim over a crowd's heads to capture aerial shots of outdoor music gigs or sports events

Sowing seeds with new agricultural carbon accounting tool

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Carbon dioxide emissions from agricultural activity in the United States can now be tracked with unprecedented resolution, thanks to a recently developed carbon accounting tool.

Taiwan outlying islands to lead emissions cut effort

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan aims to transform several of its outlying islands into models of green energy production as part of a 10-year effort to cut its overall greenhouse gas emissions, the government said on Monday.

Seal bulls in the service of science

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

"Gustavo" is an imposing bull always in search of the best feeding grounds. At the beginning of the Antarctic winter the mighty elephant seal bull and others were tagged with state-of-the-art satellite transmitters. Researchers will learn where the animals migrate, where they find prey at...

NASA rover finds clue to Mars' past and environment for life

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favorable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four years of analysis by several scientists.

NASA images show oil's invasion along Louisiana coast

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

New images, acquired on May 24, 2010 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, show the encroachment of oil from the former Deepwater Horizon rig into Louisiana's wildlife habitats.

Testing Predictions In Electrochemical Nanosystems

June 7, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) Physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen are gearing up for experimental tests of findings they arrived at through theoretical considerations: that electrochemical reactions take place more rapidly on isolated, nanometer-scale electrodes...


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