Archive: 03/18/2010

Stem cells used to model infant birth defect

Hemangiomas -- strawberry-like birthmarks that commonly develop in early infancy - are generally harmless, but up to 10 percent cause tissue distortion or destruction and sometimes obstruction of vision or breathing. Since ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Medical research
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Cat-calls are detrimental to everyone

For every woman who is a direct target of sexism, there are others who witness the event and are also affected. The actions of one sexist man affect how female bystanders feel and behave towards men in general. Stephenie ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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China Mobile hopes to agree iPhone deal

China Mobile said on Thursday it hopes to soon reach a deal with Apple to sell the iPhone, several months after rival China Unicom launched the iconic smartphone in the country.

dateMar 18, 2010 in Business
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Polar bear ban defeated at UN conservation meeting

(AP) -- A U.S.-backed proposal to ban the international trade of polar bear skins, teeth and claws was defeated Thursday at a U.N. wildlife meeting over concerns it would hurt indigenous economies and arguments ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Ecology
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'Seeing' through paint

(PhysOrg.com) -- When light passes through materials that we consider opaque, such as paint, biological tissue, fabric and paper, it is scattered in such a complex way that an image does not come through. ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in General Physics feature
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