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UV Skin Damage In A Different Light
...nt than that which most excitest-UA. "It's a real serendipity
case." "What it means is that you have to be more concerned about protecting yourselffrom ultraviolet A radiation," he continued. "We should probably use sunscreensthat block all the way out to 400 nm [the end of the ultraviolet A region]." The SPF...
Evidence suggests food preservatives may help prevent cavities
...ur diet today," says Bowen. "But you can't rely on serendipity
to protect your teeth. There may be a more structured way to take advantage of this, such as putting these preservatives into toothpaste. In the meantime, people would do best to avoid high-sugar foods, including most soft drinks, and maintain good b...
Tomato packs more cancer-fighting punch
...ional' and quantitatively driven post-genomic era, serendipity
still has a large part to play." A U.S. patent application has been filed on behalf of the joint owners USDA and the Purdue Research Foundation. The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research Inc., a USDA funded program, funded the research. Lycopen...
Hydrothermal vent systems could have persisted millions of years, incubated life
...the Lost City vent field is a wonderful example of serendipity
in science studying one problem and discovering something totally new and unexpected," says David Epp, program director in NSF's marine geology and geophysics program. "The detailed work is just beginning and should change the way people think about...
Approved drug blocks deadly anthrax toxin
...een used clinically. "This is a classic example of serendipity
in science," said Paula Flicker, Ph.D., a biophysicist at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), which partially supported the research. "Curiosity-driven studies of important enzyme unexpectedly led directly to possible treatme...
Loss of circadian genes results in epilepsy
...arent. As Dr. Schibler recounts, "It was by serendipity
that my two collaborators Fred Gachon and Pascal Gos identified the cause of mortality. Both of them took very meticulous notes, and in looking at their files noticed that more mice died on Mondays and Thursdays, when the animal keepers clean the r...