Archive: 05/11/2010

Genetic pattern that predicts leukemia relapse discovered

A genetic pattern that predicts the likelihood of relapse in patients with one of the most aggressive forms of childhood leukemia has been discovered. Researchers publishing in the open access journal Molecular Cancer have i ...

May 11, 2010
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Caffeine reduces mistakes made by shift workers

Caffeine can help those working shifts or nights to make fewer errors, according to a new study by Cochrane researchers. The findings have implications for health workers and for any industry relying on shift or night work, ...

May 11, 2010
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A safer alternative to laser eye surgery?

A new type of procedure for correcting short-sightedness could be safer than laser eye surgery, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. The study also shows that patients prefer the new procedure, despite there being ...

May 11, 2010
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Best Visual Illusion Of 2010 Defies Gravity

On May 10, Japanese scientist Kokichi Sugihara claimed to have discovered a technology that every sixth grader knows to be impossible: a magnet that attracts wood. In front of a crowd of hundreds, he played a video showing ...

May 11, 2010
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Moralists have the last laugh

Over-fishing, tax evasion, freeriding: the Tragedy of the Commons happens again and again. A computer model now offers new insights into the way our society functions.

May 11, 2010
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IBM tosses its chips into the fight against obesity

Counting calories, tracking the effects of advertising and measuring the miles to the nearest fresh produce store may not seem like typical fields of study for scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, which ...

May 11, 2010
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