Archive: 02/11/2010

If children won't go to school

Children and adolescents who refuse to attend school should not be given doctors' sick notes. In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[4]), child and adolescent psychiatrist Martin ...

Feb 11, 2010
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Cancer: 'Primitive' gene discovered

To find the causes for cancer, biochemists and developmental biologists at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, retraced the function of an important human cancer gene 600 million years back in time. For ...

Feb 11, 2010
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Black hole spin may create jets that control galaxy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scattered throughout every galaxy are black holes, regions that gobble up matter and energy. Although we can't see black holes, scientists can infer their size, location and other properties ...

Feb 11, 2010
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Restrictions on female plasma may not be warranted

Three years after the U.S. blood banking industry issued recommendations that discourage transfusing plasma from female donors because of a potential antibody reaction, Duke University Medical Center researchers discovered ...

Feb 11, 2010
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Homebuilding beyond the abyss

(PhysOrg.com) -- Evidence from the Challenger Deep -- the deepest surveyed point in the world's oceans-- suggests that tiny single-celled creatures called foraminifera living at extreme depths of more than ...

Feb 11, 2010
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Feds pass on surest solution to Asian carp advance

(AP) -- With marauding Asian carp on the Great Lakes' doorstep, the federal government has crafted a $78.5 million battle plan that offers no assurance of thwarting an invasion and doesn't use the most promising ...

Feb 11, 2010
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