Archive: 12/04/2009

Mice holding back muscular dystrophy research

Humans and mice have previously unknown and potentially critical differences in one of the genes responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology have found that t ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Fishing the online stream

On West Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, Pa., local businessman Robert Lail runs what he calls "YouTube for business."

Dec 04, 2009
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Poisonous Poisson

In contrast to the exhaustive research into venom produced by snakes and spiders, venomous fish have been neglected and remain something of a mystery. Now, a study of 158 catfish species, published in the ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Source: Stephanopoulos offered 'GMA' job

(AP) -- An executive with knowledge of the negotiations says ABC News has offered George Stephanopoulos (STEFF'-uh-nop-oh-luss) the job of "Good Morning America" co-anchor, although ABC's political expert ...

Dec 04, 2009
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'Doughnut hole' unites seniors wary of health bill

(AP) -- Lawmakers have wooed seniors skeptical of the health care overhaul by emphasizing the plan would close the "doughnut hole" - a gap in Medicare drug coverage that can cost thousands of dollars a year.

Dec 04, 2009
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Movies promote smoking among Mexican-American adolescents

The more movie scenes of smoking they watch, the more likely Mexican-American youths are to experiment with smoking, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and Dartmouth College report in the ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Sony signs 3-D video deal for 2010 World Cup

(AP) -- The 2010 World Cup is going 3-D. Sony Corp. said Friday it has signed a deal with FIFA, the international football governing body, to record up to 25 World Cup games in 3-D - a technology that gives ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Samoan Tsunami wave was 46 feet high

(AP) -- The tsunami that killed more than 200 people in the Samoan islands and Tonga earlier this year towered up to 46 feet (14 meters) high - more then twice as tall as most of the buildings it slammed into, scientists ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Comcast-NBC deal shows future is in content

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. is buying control of NBC Universal from GE largely because Comcast wants to own more movies and TV shows. The point is to give it a position of strength if fewer people sign up for its ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Cisco to proceed with $3.4 billion Tandberg deal

(AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc. says it is waiving its condition that 90 percent of shareholders of Norwegian videoconferencing equipment firm Tandberg ASA back its $3.4 billion takeover offer and will close the deal as soon ...

Dec 04, 2009
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