Archive: 09/12/2007

Chinese wolfberry fruit is recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Great Wall brand Chinese Wolfberry fruit because it might contain undeclared sulfities.

Sep 12, 2007
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Putting stem cell research on the fast track

Engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed tools to help solve two of the main problems slowing the progress of stem cell research — how to quickly test stem cell response to different ...

Sep 12, 2007
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Shape encoding may start in the retina

New evidence from the University of Southern California suggests that there may be dedicated cells in the retina that help compile small bits of information in order to recognize objects. The research was conducted by Ernest ...

Sep 12, 2007
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Leveraging learning for artificial respiration

MIT researchers have found that the body's innate ability to adapt to recurring stimuli could be leveraged to design more effective and less costly artificial respirators. The new approach could minimize the ...

Sep 12, 2007
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Gorillas classified as critically endangered

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) has released its newly revised Red List of Threatened Species. One notable change is the elevation of western gorillas to the highest threat status, Critically Endangered. ...

Sep 12, 2007
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