Vol. 168 No. #17 Archives

More Stories from the October 22, 2005 issue

  1. Materials Science

    Explosive tempers

    Researchers have demonstrated that carbon nanotubes, once ignited, can detonate explosives.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Eating disorders may have autoimmune roots

    Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa may be autoimmune diseases, according to a new study.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Strep vaccine stirs antibody production

    An experimental vaccine against the microbe that causes strep throat can induce a potent immune response in adults.

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  4. Illness linked to microbe in group that makes vinegar

    Researchers have identified a new bacterium in a severely ill patient.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Iraq war casualties often complicated

    Hundreds of injured soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan harbor an unusual bacterium that complicates wound healing.

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  6. Exposure to seawater proves deadly

    Vibrio bacteria, carried in seawater, have caused a spate of infections in people along the U.S. Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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  7. Do No Harm: Stem cells created without destroying healthy embryos

    Scientists have devised ways to isolate embryonic stem cells from mice without destroying viable embryos.

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  8. Tech

    Bionic Bacteria: Gold nanoparticles make gadgets of living microbes

    Researchers have created an electromechanical device out of living microbes.

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  9. Macho Makeover: Fish rapidly ascend social ladder

    Some male fish can upgrade their social status, and their appearance, in a matter of minutes.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Weight-Loss Costs: A critical look at gastric surgery

    Obese people who opt for weight-loss surgery incur increased odds of subsequent hospitalization and, in some groups, a substantial risk of death.

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  11. Early Stress in Rats Bites Memory Later On: Inadequate care to young animals delivers delayed hit to the brain

    The stress of receiving poor maternal care for a short period after birth comes back to haunt rats by stimulating memory losses and related brain disturbances in middle age.

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  12. Animals

    Great Galloping Crinoids: Lilylike sea animal takes a brisk walk

    A sea creature called a stalked crinoid may look as motionless as a flower on a stem but a video has revealed it practically jogging across the ocean floor. Video.

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  13. Materials Science

    Slim and Sturdy Solar Cells: Nanocrystals offer path to electricity

    Researchers have crafted an ultrathin solar cell out of inorganic nanocrystals that have several of the advantages of plastic but avoid some of its shortcomings.

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  14. Planetary Science

    Mining the moon

    New ultraviolet images of the moon help identify the presence of ilmenite, a titanium oxide whose elemental constituents may be a valuable resource for sustaining humans as they explore the lunar surface.

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  15. Humans

    Former Science News Interns Garner Writing Awards

    The talents of one recent intern and one from many years ago have now been recognized by national awards.

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  16. Health & Medicine

    Antibodies Counter Diabetes

    Monoclonal antibodies that target immune cells can save pancreatic cells from the immune system for more than a year in people with type 1 diabetes.

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  17. Animals

    Cool Birds

    Emperor penguins go to such extremes to cope with life in Antarctica that they've inspired interesting science as well as a hit movie.

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  18. Humans

    Letters from the October 22, 2005, issue of Science News

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