Archive: 07/15/2010

Bright stars of the brain regulate breathing

Astrocytes - brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape and previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in the regulation of breathing, according to scientists.

Jul 15, 2010
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The secret to sniffing out a safe supper

When mice smell the scent of food on the breath of their fellow mice, they use that experience to decide what's safe to eat in the future. Key in that learning process is the pairing of a particular odor with a chemical ingredient ...

Jul 15, 2010
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Samsung commissions semiconductor safety study

(AP) -- Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has commissioned an independent health and safety review of its semiconductor factories in South Korea after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer ...

Jul 15, 2010
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Apple to speak on iPhone 4 amid antenna troubles

(AP) -- Apple Inc. will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss the latest iPhone model amid complaints about its antenna and Consumer Reports magazine's refusal to endorse it until the problems get fixed.

Jul 15, 2010
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