Archive: 13/01/2011

Merck stops trial for potential blood thinner

(AP) -- Shares of Merck & Co. are falling after the drugmaker says it has halted one late-stage trial of a potential blood thinner and will immediately stop giving the drug in another study to patients who have had a stroke.

dateJan 13, 2011 in Medications
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How brain 'wiring' develops in babies

Scientists funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have shown, for the first time, how our brain 'wiring' develops in the first few months of life. Using a new imaging technique, the scientists monitored the formation ...

dateJan 13, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Natural tick control tested

Nootkatone, a component of essential oil in grapefruit peels and other sources, is used in many food, beverage and personal-care products because of its clean, citrusy taste and smell.

dateJan 13, 2011 in Ecology
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