Archive: 10/17/2006

New heart failure device is tested

Physicians at 50 U.S. medical facilities are taking part in a multinational clinical trial of a device designed to help heart failure victims.

dateOct 17, 2006 in Other
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Tons of PCBs Reaching the Deep Oceans

Toxic chemicals that have been released into the environment have turned up in some rather unexpected places. And while it has long been known that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other persistent organic pollutants ...

dateOct 17, 2006 in Environment
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Vax and Pax: Taking Turns to Build an Eye

Opposing ball clubs don’t take the field at the same time, and neither do teams of proteins responsible for creating the eye. While one team builds the retina, in adjacent cellular turf the opponents are busy constructing ...

dateOct 17, 2006 in Genetics
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Americans living longer – but can we live better?

Early this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 17), the population of the United States swelled to 300 million, in part because of longer life expectancy. But while Americans are definitely living longer – the average man can expect ...

dateOct 17, 2006 in Health
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