Archive: 02/1/2008

Folic acid cuts risk of premature birth

A U.S study suggests that women who take folic acid supplements before they become pregnant can cut their risk of having a premature baby by half.

Feb 01, 2008
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Chemists track how drug changes, blocks flu virus

An anti-virus drug attacks influenza A by changing the motion and structure of a proton channel necessary for the virus to infect healthy cells, according to a recently published research paper by two Iowa ...

Feb 01, 2008
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Using flower power to fight foot woes

A common flower that helps wipe out garden insects has also shown promise in eradicating stubborn warts, according to preliminary research presented by podiatrist Tracey Vlahovic at the American Academy of Dermatology’s ...

Feb 01, 2008
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Journey to Saturn From Your Computer

Want a peek at Saturn as seen from space? A new interactive 3-D viewer that uses a game engine and allows users to travel to Saturn and see it the way the Cassini spacecraft sees it is now online at ...

Feb 01, 2008
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IBM to Build First Cloud Computing Center in China

IBM today announced it will establish the first Cloud Computing Center for software companies in China, which will be situated at the new Wuxi Tai Hu New Town Science and Education Industrial Park in Wuxi, China

Feb 01, 2008
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Smart advertising

If an advert is to have any effect, as many people as possible must see it. A special technique enables analysts to predict which people will pass which billboards, and how often. This makes it possible to ...

Feb 01, 2008
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Electricity from a thin film

Teams of researchers all over the world are working on the development of organic solar cells. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg is presenting avenues towards industrial mass ...

Feb 01, 2008
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Tobacco plants may provide virus cure

Scientists from ASU’s Biodesign Institute and Polytechnic campus have embarked on an ambitious, four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Disease to tackle West ...

Feb 01, 2008
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American food: Still the best deal in the world

Although food prices rose 4.8% last year, eating nutritiously is still well within reach of the American family, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics. Analysis done by USDA's Center for ...

Feb 01, 2008
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