Archive: 08/02/2009

Gorillas are new source of HIV, scientists reveal

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered that gorillas are a source of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), having diagnosed a Cameroonian woman living in Paris with a strain that is different to those previously ...

Aug 02, 2009
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King salmon vanishing in Alaska, smokehouses empty

(AP) -- Yukon River smokehouses should be filled this summer with oil-rich strips of king salmon - long used by Alaska Natives as a high-energy food to get through the long Alaska winters. But they're mostly empty.

Aug 02, 2009
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More ads coming to TV -- even to one-time havens

(AP) -- Coming soon to your TV: More advertising, in places you might not expect. The ads are showing up where people used to enjoy a break from advertising, such as video on demand and on-screen channel guides. Even TiVo, ...

Aug 02, 2009
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Hawaii protecting coral reefs with big fines

(AP) -- Wrecking coral will cost you in Hawaii. A Maui tour company is paying the state nearly $400,000 for damaging more than 1,200 coral colonies when one of its boats sank at Molokini, a pristine reef and popular diving ...

Aug 02, 2009
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Stem cell 'daughters' lead to breast cancer

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have found that a population of breast cells called luminal progenitor cells are likely to be responsible for breast cancers that develop in women carrying mutations ...

Aug 02, 2009
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