Archive: 14/05/2009

Old diabetes drug teaches experts new tricks

Research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center reveals that the drug most commonly used in type 2 diabetics who don't need insulin works on a much more basic level than once thought, treating persistently elevated blood ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Medical research
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Google glitch disrupts search engine, e-mail

(AP) -- Millions of people were cut off from Google Inc.'s search engine, e-mail and other online services Thursday, sparking a flurry of frustrated venting that served as a reminder of society's growing dependence on Google's ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Internet
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Robot Navigates City by Asking for Directions

(PhysOrg.com) -- ACE the robot was sent on a mission by its German inventors: to find its way to the Marienplatz in the center of Munich, about 1.5 km away from its starting point at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Robotics weblog
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Cholesterol-busting bug with a taste for waste

A novel species of bacteria with cholesterol-busting properties has been discovered by scientists at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Dr Oliver Drzyzga and colleagues isolated the new bug, called Gordonia cholesterolivorans, ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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