Archive: 15/05/2009

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 risk factor ...

dateMay 15, 2009 in Medical research
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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.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Other
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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.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Hardware
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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.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Business
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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.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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