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 ...

Aug 05, 2009
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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 ...

Aug 05, 2009
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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.

Aug 05, 2009
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Pentagon reviews social networking on computers

(AP) -- The Pentagon is reviewing the use of Facebook and other social networking sites on its computers with an eye toward setting rules on how to protect against possible security risks.

Aug 05, 2009
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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 ...

Aug 05, 2009
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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 ...

Aug 05, 2009
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