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A Week in Science – 11 October 2013

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Media coverage of this week’s stories

Self-assembling robots developed at MIT – Article from the LA Times

Nobel Prize for Medicine announced for mapping cellular traffic system – Article from ABC Science

Higgs and Englert win Nobel Prize for Physics – Article from Wall Street Journal

Nobel Prize for Chemistry announced for pioneering computer modelling – Article from Sydney Morning Herald

Airports linked to heart disease – Article from BBC

Exercise is good for the brain as well – Article from

Making the wheelie bin safer – Article from ABC Radio PM

Elephants understand the point – Article from New Scientist

Academic papers featured

Kotay K et al., The Molecule Self-Reconfiguring Robot, 2013

For more information about the Nobel Prizes visit the Nobel Prize website

Hansell A et al., Aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease near Heathrow airport in London: small area study, BMJ; 347:f5432; 2013

Correia A et al., Residential exposure to aircraft noise and hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases: multi-airport retrospective study, BMJ; 347:f5561; 2013

Wrann C et al., Exercise induces hippocampal BDNF through a PGC-1/FNDC5 pathway, Cell Metabolism; 18; 2013

Niu R et al., Mobile garbage bins and hand injuries in older people, Medical Journal of Australia; 199 (7); 2013

Smet A et al., African Elephants Can Use Human Pointing Cues to Find Hidden Food , Current Biology; 23; 2013

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