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Article ID: 535733

Chandra Discovers Cosmic Cannonball

Chandra X-ray Observatory

Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to monitor a neutron star, known as RX J0822-4300, over a period of about five years. During that span, three Chandra observations show the neutron star moving at a blistering speed. As one of the fastest moving objects ever discovered, this cosmic cannonball is a challenge to theories of how to produce such a rapidly moving object.

Released:
28-Nov-2007 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 535683

Expert Available to Discuss Atrial Fibrillation

University of Virginia Health System

Reporters seeking background information about Vice President Cheney's treatment for atrial fibrillation are welcome to contact the UVA Public Relations office to arrange an interview with J. Michael (Mike) Mangrum, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and director of the Atrial Fibrillation Center at the UVA Health System. A transcript of Afib FAQs and video of Dr. Mangrum are posted with this release.

Released:
27-Nov-2007 3:20 PM EST

Article ID: 535618

Toddlers with Persistent Sleep Problems Have More Injuries

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A new study by psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) finds that toddlers who persistently wake up one or more times a night, at least once a week are at a greater risk for accidental injuries severe enough to require medical attention. The results of the study are published in the current advanced access edition of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

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26-Nov-2007 11:50 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 535555

Students to Play Carnegie Hall at Folk Icon's Request

University of Kentucky

Does today's college musician's "To Do List" look something like this: make orchestra, record CD, book Carnegie Hall with music icon? For some of the University of Kentucky's student musicians it does.

Released:
21-Nov-2007 12:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 535405

Dinosaur from Sahara Ate Like a "˜Mesozoic Cow'

University of Chicago

A 110 million-year-old dinosaur that had a mouth that worked like a vacuum cleaner, hundreds of tiny teeth and nearly translucent skull bones was unveiled Thursday, Nov. 15, at the National Geographic Society.

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15-Nov-2007 10:50 AM EST
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    15-Nov-2007 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 535398

Hubble Zooms In on Heart of Mystery Comet

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes, which, to the delight of sky watchers, mysteriously brightened by nearly a millionfold in a 24-hour period beginning Oct. 23, 2007. Astronomers snapped images with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on Oct. 29, Oct. 31, and Nov. 4, monitoring the comet's core for clues about how the comet brightened.

Released:
14-Nov-2007 5:25 PM EST

Article ID: 535306

Poll: Pain at the Pump Could Hurt Kids' Health

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A report by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows higher gas prices are putting the squeeze on how parents are managing health care for their children "“ either in getting to health care visits or purchasing medications. U-M experts say a solution may be a gas card program for patients.

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12-Nov-2007 12:05 AM EST
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    12-Nov-2007 12:05 AM EST

Article ID: 535210

Caregivers Benefit from Cancer Support Programs

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that a targeted intervention aimed at prostate cancer patients and their caregiver spouses provided significant improvements for the spouse in physical and emotional quality of life.

Released:
7-Nov-2007 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 535264

Smile, Protons, You're on Camera

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University

In a paper published this week in Physical Review Letters, an international collaboration of researchers, led by Marek Pfutzner, a physicist from Warsaw University in Poland, describe a first-ever success in peering closely at radioactive decay of a rare isotope at the edge of nuclear existence.

Released:
8-Nov-2007 3:15 PM EST

Article ID: 535222

Reovirus Plus Radiation Act Synergistically Against Cancer

Oncolytics Biotech

Encouraging results from a recent U.K. Phase Ia/Ib clinical trial demonstrated that the addition of radiation enhanced the cancer-killing ability of Reolysin, an oncolytic reovirus formulation in patients with a variety of advanced or metastatic cancers.

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7-Nov-2007 6:00 PM EST

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