Archive: 05/15/2009

Common virus could cause high blood pressure

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study suggests for the first time that cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common viral infection affecting between 60 and 99 percent of adults worldwide, is a cause of high blood pressure, a leading ...

May 15, 2009
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Germany bans secret paternity tests

The German parliament passed a law Friday outlawing secret genetic testing to determine the father of a child along with other privacy protection measures.

May 15, 2009
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Fujitsu develops world's fastest processor

(AP) -- Japanese computer maker Fujitsu Ltd. said Wednesday that it has successfully developed the world's fastest supercomputer processing unit with more than twice the speed of the current leader.

May 15, 2009
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Panasonic slumps to $4 billion yearly loss

(AP) -- Panasonic Corp. slumped deep into the red last fiscal year, joining the expanding club of big Japanese brands shellshocked by their rapid descent from cash cow to money loser.

May 15, 2009
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Progress Toward Artificial Tissue?

(PhysOrg.com) -- For modern implants and the growth of artificial tissue and organs, it is important to generate materials with characteristics that closely emulate nature.

May 15, 2009
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Business booms at world's biggest sperm bank

Business is booming for the world's biggest sperm bank, Denmark's Cryos, which is struggling to meet demand despite a soaring number of donors and new offices opening around the world.

May 15, 2009
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Microsoft, China's Hangzhou set 'model city' pact

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. announced a partnership aimed at helping make the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou a model for innovation and protection of intellectual property, in the company's latest attempt to ...

May 15, 2009
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