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Can Humans Survive a Trip to Mars?

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency has unveiled an ambitious plan to send humans to the moon and Mars within the next two decades.  But there is a fundamental question NASA must answer: Can a human body survive the 34 million-mile (55 million-kilometer) voyage to the red planet? Agilent subsidiary Dako is helping to…
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Agilent and the Zombie Fungus

It’s the plot of every zombie horror story.  Humans are infected by parasites that take over their brains.  In one tale, M.R. Carey’s “The Girl with All the Gifts,” the victims also end up as hosts for the parasites’ plant spores. Here’s the scariest part: there is an actual parasite that does this. The pathogen…
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Agilent and “the Race that Stops a Nation”

Australia’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of the most famous Thoroughbred horse races in the world.  First held in 1861, the annual event is nicknamed “the race that stops a nation.” After more than 150 years, Aussies are proud that the grand-prize trophy – the Melbourne Cup – is still crafted completely by hand.  The…
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A “Landmark Study” on Alzheimer’s Disease

In what is being hailed as a “landmark study,” researchers believe they have uncovered a major cause of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Technology from Agilent was used in the study. Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia that causes progressive problems with memory, thinking and behavior.  The disease is believed to be caused by plaque deposits of…
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