Archive: 02/09/2010

Verizon to sell smart phones for prepaid service

(AP) -- Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced it's opening up access to smart phones for customers who prepay for service, such as people with poor credit and those who don't want to be tied down by long-term contracts.

dateSep 02, 2010 in Telecom
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Online education expands, but is it effective?

Clinton Parker, a senior at Julian High School, worked quietly at his computer in August as the clicks of mice from more than a dozen students punctured the air of an otherwise silent computer lab.

dateSep 02, 2010 in Other
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Scientists improve biomarker detection technique

Scientists from NPL's Biotechnology group have developed a new strategy to enable quicker and more precise detection of biomarkers - proteins which indicate disease. The work marks a new research direction for the group, ...

dateSep 02, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Protein in Huntington's linked to neurogenesis

EU-funded scientists have discovered that a mutated protein inherent in Huntington's disease (HD) performs an unforeseen role in neurogenesis. The finding could lead to a better understanding of HD, an inherited neurodegenerative ...

dateSep 02, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Diseases prove elusive in global genetic search

( -- A failure to use large international sample groups when searching for the genetic basis of common diseases is contributing to a lack of knowledge about the true frequency of illnesses across populations, ...

dateSep 02, 2010 in Genetics
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