Archive: 03/04/2008

Brain chemistry ties anxiety and alcoholism

Doctors may one day be able to control alcohol addiction by manipulating the molecular events in the brain that underlie anxiety associated with alcohol withdrawal, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College ...

Mar 04, 2008
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Costly placebo works better than cheap one

A 10-cent pill doesn't kill pain as well as a $2.50 pill, even when they are identical placebos, according to a provocative study by Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist at Duke University.

Mar 04, 2008
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Molecular alliance that sustains embryonic stem cell state

One of the four ingredients in the genetic recipe that scientists in Japan and the U.S. followed last year to persuade human skin cells to revert to an embryonic stem cell state, is dispensable in ES cells, thanks to the ...

Mar 04, 2008
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Preserving the Hemlock

As part of an ongoing effort to preserve the imperiled eastern hemlock tree species, researchers from North Carolina State University have successfully located the most genetically diverse populations of the species in the ...

Mar 04, 2008
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Unusual brand logos and images work well

The world of branding is full of iconic characters, images and logos that help hawk a company's wares, but those that seem to have little in common with its product may be the most effective, says a University of Michigan ...

Mar 04, 2008
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AMD Launches 780 Chipset

AMD is announcing the availability of the AMD 780G chipset, designed to deliver the ultimate mainstream computing experience.

Mar 04, 2008
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