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September 26, 2010
Inhibiting cell signaling pathway may improve bone marrow transplant success rate
Identification of a molecular communications pathway that influences the mobilization of hematopoietic (blood) stem cells could lead to targeted therapies for improving bone marrow transplant success rates.

2010 AAO-HNSF miniseminars: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010
The 2010 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, the largest meeting of ear, nose and throat doctors in the world, will convene Sept.

2010 AAO-HNSF new research daily highlights: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010
Featuring more than 305 scientific research sessions, 594 posters and several hundred instruction course hours for attendees, the annual meeting is a unique opportunity for journalists from around the world to cover breaking science and medical news.

Let your fingers do the driving
If drivers are yakking on cell phones and don't hear spoken instructions to turn left or right from a passenger or navigation system, they still can get directions from devices that are mounted on the steering wheel and pull skin on the driver's index fingertips left or right, a University of Utah study found.

Single electron reader opens path for quantum computing
A team led by engineers and physicists at the University of New South Wales have developed one of the key building blocks needed to make a quantum computer using silicon: a

Light workout: Stanford scientists use optogenetics to effectively stimulate muscle movement in mice
Researchers at Stanford University were able to use light to induce normal patterns of muscle contraction, in a study involving bioengineered mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.

Researchers convert quantum signals to telecom wavelengths, increase memory times
Using optically dense, ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems -- including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.

Genetic ancestry: A new look at racial disparities in head and neck cancer
Head and neck cancer outcomes associated with race may be more closely linked to social and behavioral factors than biological differences, especially for African-Americans, according to a new Henry Ford Hospital study.

Scientists discover gene linked to a common form of migraine
An international study led by scientists at Université de Montréal and University of Oxford, has identified a gene associated with common migraines.

Pinpointing where volcanic eruptions could strike
A better way to pinpoint where volcanic eruptions are likely to occur has been produced by an international team of geophysicists.

Nature Nanotechnology paper shows enzyme-controlled movement of DNA polymer through a nanopore
Research published in Nature Nanotechnology shows a new method of enzyme-controlled movement of a single strand of DNA through a protein nanopore.
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