Archive: 01/06/2011

Chilean scientists seek alcoholism vaccine

Chilean researchers said Thursday they are developing a vaccine against alcoholism that could be tested on humans starting next year and works by neutralizing an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol.

dateJan 06, 2011 in Medications
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Skype buys smartphone video star Qik

Skype on Thursday closed a deal to buy Qik, a California startup that specializes in letting people use smartphones to stream video to Internet-linked friends in real time.

dateJan 06, 2011 in Business
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Greenpeace ranks 'greenest' electronics

Environmental group Greenpeace handed out grades Thursday to what it said were the world's "greenest" consumer electronics makers, as the annual gadget industry trade show opened here on Thursday.

dateJan 06, 2011 in Other
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Mass bird and fish deaths stoke curiosity

Five thousand dead blackbirds rained from the sky on the first day of the New Year in Arkansas. Then more dead birds fell in other states. Then huge fish kills were discovered in multiple US waterways.

dateJan 06, 2011 in Ecology
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EU extends deadline for Intel's McAfee deal

(AP) -- Intel Corp. and security specialist McAfee Inc. have given commitments to help get European Union approval for the U.S. chipmaker's $7.68 billion takeover, European regulators said Thursday.

dateJan 06, 2011 in Business
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