Archive: 09/07/2006

Boston Scientific admits stent risks

The U.S.-based Boston Scientific Corp. has admitted there is an increased risk of blood clots caused by use of its drug-coated cardiac stent.

Sep 07, 2006
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Slow recovery from U.S. beef boycotts

A Kansas State University study shows it may take a few years for the United States to recover from Japan's and South Korea's boycotts of U.S. beef.

Sep 07, 2006
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Study: Caesarean babies more likely to die

A U.S. study finds babies born by Caesarean section are nearly three times more likely to die during the first month of life than those born naturally.

Sep 07, 2006
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A Mouse for Every Gene

The University of California, Davis, will play a key role in a new worldwide effort to create a so-called "knockout" mutant mouse for each of the approximately 20,000 genes in the mouse genome. These mice can be used to study ...

Sep 07, 2006
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Enriched Xenon Observatory Makes Progress

A group of physicists will soon be working in the salt mines to learn the mass of neutrinos and determine if neutrinos are their own antiparticle. Only recently shown to have mass, neutrinos stream through ...

Sep 07, 2006
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Probing Question: Can you train yourself to need less sleep?

Not long ago I took a fishing trip with two friends. We woke before dawn after only four hours of sleep and headed out on the road. Fatigue set in quickly: As heads bobbed and eyelids eased shut, we drifted ...

Sep 07, 2006
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Sex is Good for Evolution, Researcher Says

University of British Columbia evolution biologist Sarah Otto has proof that sex is good for you -- and the human species as a whole. Previous evolutionary theories -- typically based on the assumption of an infinite population ...

Sep 07, 2006
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Silicon Valley cuts the Internet cord

Some 2.4 million residents of California's Silicon Valley will have free broadband wireless Internet access when a new network goes on line. The system will be put together by Silicon Valley Metro Connect, a collaboration ...

Sep 07, 2006
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