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Human Genome Found To Contain Quadruple Helix DNA Strands
2013-01-21 05:09:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On the 60th anniversary of the publication of the paper describing the double-helix structure of DNA, researchers from Cambridge University reportedly have proven the existence of four-stranded “quadruple helix” DNA structures within the human genome. It was in 1953 that James D. Watson and Francis Crick, also of Cambridge University, published a paper which described the interweaving structure of the double-stranded...

2013-01-19 23:04:35

The latest issue of PS: Political Science & Politics (PS), published by Cambridge University Press, tackles threats facing the climate and the US higher education system, and recaps the accuracy of predictions for the 2012 presidential election published in the journal's final issue of 2012. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Experts from across the political science spectrum have contributed to the debate on all three issues, making for a lively and thought-provoking issue of the...

How Does Salmonella Spread Through The Body?
2012-12-08 07:36:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A study from Cambridge University researchers shines new light on exactly how Salmonella spreads throughout a person's body -- work that could help medical experts overcome roadblocks in the development of vaccines and other forms of therapy to help combat the disease-causing bacteria. By analyzing salmonellae, which are typically found growing inside of immune system cells during an infection, the researchers discovered the...

Artificial Intelligence Could Put Mankind At Risk
2012-11-26 05:28:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Machines rising up to enslave humanity and take over the world has been a popular theme in many science fiction works, but a new academic center in the works at Cambridge University will be dedicated to studying whether or not these kinds of potential technology-related threats could actually happen. According to Huffington Post reporter Sylvia Hui, the project, which has been dubbed the Center for the Study of Existential Risk...

Digital Encryption At The Quantum Level
2012-11-20 10:38:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Toshiba and Cambridge University have been working together to find a cheaper and more efficient way to protect networks from criminal thievery and spying. To find the answer, these two teams looked to quantum physics, landing on a solution which allows high-speed fiber cables to be just as secure as dedicated fiber optics lines. Though this advance will likely first appear in government and military networks, this method could...


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