Archive: 10/08/2009

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.

dateAug 10, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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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.

dateAug 10, 2009 in Internet
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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 ...

dateAug 10, 2009 in Genetics
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Tumors feel the deadly sting of nanobees

( -- 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 ...

dateAug 10, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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