Archive: 02/14/2011

Playtime helps bind generations

A new study has confirmed an old adage: A family that plays together stays together. Researchers from Concordia University and Wilfrid Laurier University examined the ways grandparents can maintain close ties ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Stem cell transplants help kidney damage

Transplanting autologous renal progenitor cells (RPCs), (kidney stem cells derived from self-donors), into rat models with kidney damage from pyelonephritis - a type of urinary infection that has reached the kidney - has ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Medical research
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More deep-sea vents discovered

Scientists aboard the Royal Research Ship James Cook have discovered a new set of deep-sea volcanic vents in the chilly waters of the Southern Ocean. The discovery is the fourth made by the research team ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Getting a charge out of solar 'paint'

Have you seen those big, bulky, breakable photovoltaic cells that now collect the sun's rays? Well, what if solar energy could be harnessed using tiny collectors that could be spray painted on a roof, a wall ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Hospital nurses dissatisfied with health benefits

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that nearly 41 per cent of nurses working in American hospitals and health-care settings were dissatisfied with their health-care benefits. The figure is more than ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Other
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Nokia CEO under gun to justify Microsoft switch

(AP) -- Investors have panned his shake-up strategy and employees are rankled. Now, Nokia Corp.'s Stephen Elop, the first non-Finn to lead the world's largest maker of phones, is in a hurry to justify his decision to ditch the company's smart-phone sof ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Business
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Total cooperation among people is not viable

A situation where a majority of people cooperate never happens. This is due to the fact that a significant number of individuals never cooperate and if they do it is in response to the decision of their neighbors ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Social Sciences
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