Archive: 07/17/2008

Doctors' orders lost in translation

When patients are discharged from the emergency department, their recovery depends on carefully following the doctors' instructions for their post care at home. Yet a vast majority of patients don't fully understand what ...

Jul 17, 2008 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Scientists create touch-based illusion

Anyone who has seen an optical illusion can recall the quirky moment when you realize that the image being perceived is different from objective reality. Now, a team of scientists from MIT, Harvard and McGill has designed ...

Jul 17, 2008 3.5 / 5 (10) 0

Vaccine for koala chlamydia close

Professors Peter Timms and Ken Beagley from Queensland University of Technology's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) said the vaccinated koalas, which are at Brisbane's Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, were mounting ...

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Saving the wild orchids of Borneo

Borneo (Kalimantan) is the third largest island in the world. It is rich with a variety of indigenous orchid species that grow in the forests. Borneo's rain forests are also home to some extremely rare species of orchids, ...

Jul 17, 2008 5 / 5 (3) 0

New roadside beautification concept studied

Travel America's highways or drive down any city street this summer and you'll probably see them. From small, manicured beds of flowers maintained by community volunteers to extensive landscaping projects ...

Jul 17, 2008 4 / 5 (1) 0