Archive: 02/04/2010

House Democrats challenge Comcast, NBC on deal

(AP) -- House Democrats are challenging executives from Comcast and NBC Universal to show that the cable TV operator's plan to take control of the NBC media empire won't hurt consumers and competitors.

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Business
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Soft intelligence for hard decisions

An approach to decision making based on soft metrics could allow problems to be solved where no definitive "yes-no" answer is possible in fields as diverse as healthcare, defense, economics, engineering, public utilities ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Commercial fishing endangers dolphin populations

Extensive commercial fishing endangers dolphin populations in the Mediterranean. This has been shown in a new study carried out at the University of Haifa's Department of Maritime Civilizations. "Unfortunately, ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Ecology
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Promising results shown for kidney cancer drug

The drug pazopanib (Votrient) slowed the progression of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a form of kidney cancer, in patients by 54% percent, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Cancer
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Patient interest in video recording of colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is operator-dependent and substantial numbers of pre-cancerous polyps are missed during colonoscopy. Colonoscopies are often poorly documented, with only a few still photographs taken of anatomic landmarks and ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Cancer
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Grid computing for the masses

(PhysOrg.com) -- Having helped scientists study the building blocks of the universe, peer inside the human body in miniscule detail and monitor climate change, grid computing could soon be put to more mundane ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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