Archive: 12/10/2009

GAO: FCC must improve wireless industry oversight

(AP) -- Federal regulators receive tens of thousands of customer complaints about wireless services every year, but don't do enough to follow up or to protect consumers who have problems with their mobile carriers, government ...

Dec 10, 2009
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Finding the Achilles' heel of cancer

A never-approved drug developed to prevent the death of nerve cells after a stroke can efficiently kill cancer cells while keeping normal cells healthy and intact, an international team led by a Tel Aviv University ...

Dec 10, 2009
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Hourly employees happier than salaried

People paid by the hour exhibit a stronger relationship between income and happiness, according to a study published in the current issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB), the official journal of the So ...

Dec 10, 2009
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Highlight: Exploiting strain fields

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronic devices of the future may benefit from a fundamental discovery that allows researchers to customize the electronic properties of complex materials such as single-crystal thin-film structures.

Dec 10, 2009
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Reaching the summit of protein dynamics

Understanding the incredibly speedy atomic mechanisms at work when a protein transitions from one shape to another has been an elusive scientific goal for years, but an essential one for elucidating the full ...

Dec 10, 2009
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Drug kills cells through novel mechanism

MIT and Boston University researchers have discovered that the drug hydroxyurea kills bacteria by inducing them to produce molecules toxic to themselves — a conclusion that raises the possibility of finding ...

Dec 10, 2009
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Ovaries must suppress their inner male

For an ovary to remain an ovary, the female organ has to continuously suppress its inner capacity to become male. That's the conclusion of a study in the December 11th issue of the journal Cell revealing that t ...

Dec 10, 2009
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