Archive: 08/05/2009

Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides

In a little over seven hours, University of Illinois weed scientist Patrick Tranel got more genetic information about waterhemp than in two years time in a lab. The genetic information was obtained using pyrosequencing technology ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Ecology
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Gut hormone has 'remote control' on blood sugar

A gut hormone first described in 1928 plays an unanticipated and important role in the remote control of blood sugar production in the liver, according to a report in the August 6th Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. What's ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Medical research
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Blood transfusion study: Less is more

A new study suggests that blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection and increase by four times the risk of death.

dateAug 05, 2009 in Other
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Iraq to impose controls on Internet

(AP) -- The Iraqi government has decided to crack down on Internet service providers and ban sites that incite violence or carry pornography, officials said Tuesday, a move that has been strongly criticized ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Internet
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'Cash for clunkers' effect on pollution? A blip

(AP) -- "Cash for clunkers" could have the same effect on global warming pollution as shutting down the entire country - every automobile, every factory, every power plant - for an hour per year. That could ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Environment
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