Archive: 04/04/2012

Cone snail venom controls pain

Components of the venom from marine cone snails can block the transmission of signals between nerve cells in minute quantities. This makes them potentially suitable for use as a novel analgesic. Researchers ...

Apr 04, 2012
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iHome for smart elderly

The first smart home, "iHome", has newly opened in Yau Ma Tei in Hong Kong revealing the future of home care for the elderly. Established by PolyU in collaboration with the Hong Kong Housing Society and the ...

Apr 04, 2012
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New Yahoo CEO sweeps out 2,000 employees in purge

(AP) -- Yahoo's turnaround attempt is going to be messy. In his first three months on the job, CEO Scott Thompson has imposed the largest layoffs in the company's 17-year history, reshaped the board of directors, ...

Apr 04, 2012
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STAR TRAK for April

Saturn will gleam at its biggest and brightest for the year during April, remaining near its peak of visibility for most of the night throughout the month.

Apr 04, 2012
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Shedding light on photosynthesis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine being able to monitor protein expression levels in a cell as they change over time and in response to external stimuli. That is just what researchers did when they studied the photosynthetic ...

Apr 04, 2012
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Disarming disease-causing bacteria

(PhysOrg.com) -- New treatments that combat the growing problem of antibiotic resistance by disarming rather than killing bacteria may be on the horizon, according to a new study. 

Apr 04, 2012
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