Archive: 18/02/2008

Where will we find the next generation of engineers?

A new study that examines the number of engineering graduates coming out of our nation’s engineering schools reveals a mixed picture of how prepared each state is for meeting the need for high-tech workers in the coming ...

dateFeb 18, 2008 in Other
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Child obesity seen as fueled by Spanish language tv ads

Spanish-language television is bombarding children with so many fast-food commercials that it may be fueling the rising obesity epidemic among Latino youth, according to research led by pediatricians from the Johns Hopkins ...

dateFeb 18, 2008 in Health
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Key to controlling drug resistant bacteria

When you check into a hospital, the odds are one in ten that you will become infected with a strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as a result of your stay. That is because the problem of drug-resistance has become endemic ...

dateFeb 18, 2008 in Medical research
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Researchers probe a DNA repair enzyme

Researchers have taken the first steps toward understanding how an enzyme repairs DNA. Enzymes called helicases play a key role in human health, according to Maria Spies, a University of Illinois biochemistry professor.

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Is transgenic cotton more profitable?

Transgenic cotton cultivars were planted on almost 93% of U.S. cotton acres in 2007. Transgenic cultivars with pest-managing traits are dual-purpose products. The cultivars produce lint and seed, while the expressed propriety ...

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