Archive: 08/10/2009

Bringing bipolar into the light

Chances are, we all know someone like Marya Hornbacher. We just don't realize that we do because, like Hornbacher, these someones are charming, smart, well-spoken and prosperous -- not at all like people who are (cough) bipolar.

Aug 10, 2009
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Washington Post axes national weekly edition

The Washington Post is axing its national weekly edition, a publication featuring a selection from the daily newspaper whose circulation has dropped from 150,000 a decade ago to just 20,000 today.

Aug 10, 2009
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New gene linked to muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy, a group of inherited diseases characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, can be caused by mutations in any one of a number of genes. Another gene can now be added to this list, as Yukiko Hayashi ...

Aug 10, 2009
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Tumors feel the deadly sting of nanobees

(PhysOrg.com) -- When bees sting, they pump poison into their victims. Now the toxin in bee venom has been harnessed to kill tumor cells by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers ...

Aug 10, 2009
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How mice and humans differ immunologically

Edith Hessel and colleagues, at Dynavax Technologies Corporation, Berkeley, have identified the reason that humans and rodents respond differently to a molecule that is being developed to treat allergic diseases.

Aug 10, 2009
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Parents warn of fire pit danger

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chris and Lindsey Deems know firsthand how dangerous beach fire pits can be to children. Their daughter Delaney, 2, suffered second- and third-degree burns to her feet when she stepped into ...

Aug 10, 2009
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