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Biotech

+ - Scientists make "Super Mice", are humans->

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webdoodle
webdoodle writes "The scientist who first showed that the absence of the protein myostatin leads to oversized muscles in mice and men has now found a second protein, follistatin, whose overproduction in mice lacking myostatin doubles the muscle-building effect. Research has implications for professional athletes, agriculture and medicine."
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Space

+ - Ice Age Triggered by Proximity to Sun->

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webdoodle
webdoodle writes "Analysis of Antarctic ice cores shows that the last four great ice age cycles began when Earth's distance from the sun during its annual orbit became great enough to prevent summertime melts of glacial ice. The absence of those melts allowed buildups of the ice over periods of time that would become characterized as glacial periods."
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Music

+ - Allofmp3.com owner acquitted->

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192939495969798999 writes "CNN reports that Denis Kvasov was acquitted of copyright infringement, prosecuted on pressure from EMI Group Plc, NBC Universal and Time Warner Inc. From the article: "The prosecution did not succeed in presenting persuasive evidence of his involvement in infringing copyright law". Is this a lucky break or another sign of the traditional distribution model collapsing permanently?"
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Biotech

+ - Researchers Able To Detect Cancer At Curable Stage

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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes "Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego report that they have developed a new method for detecting cancer very early in its development, when it consists of just a few cells. The best existing detection methods are not able to detect a tumor until it consists of about one million cells."

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