Terminolgy matters in parents' willingness to enroll their children in research
When presented with different terms to describe a clinical trial, parents were far more likely to consent to enroll their child if it was called a "research study" than if it was called a "medical experiment" or a "research ...
Indonesia issues red alert as volcano erupts
Indonesia issued a red alert Friday after Mount Karangetang on the island of Sulawesi erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds down its slopes, a volcanologist said.
GE defends nuclear plant design
General Electric defended its 40 year old Mark 1 reactors at the center of Japan's nuclear crisis Friday, saying that early questions about reactor's safety had long been addressed.
NASA proposes laser use to move space junk
Can an MP3 hack your car?
IBM to pay $10 million to settle Asian bribe case
IBM has agreed to pay $10 million to settle charges it gave cash and gifts to Chinese and South Korean officials to win contracts for mainframe and personal computers and other products.
YouTube helping with search for missing in Japan
Google offered up YouTube on Friday to help victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami find missing loved ones.
Russia says delayed space flight on for April 5
Russia said Friday it had solved the problem that caused it to delay the launch of three astronauts to the International Space Station and would proceed with the mission on April 5.
Researchers pursue re-engineering of US power grid for efficiency, renewable energy
Imagine a modern nation that works, communicates, and entertains itself via an ever-expanding lattice of fast and efficient high-tech devices but powers this network with an electric system that dates to before many parts ...
How to help heal an injured joint
Knee patients need patience: injuries to these joints take weeks to heal. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a system that documents the healing process in detail. This motivates patients and at the same time helps ...
Economics and evolution help scientists identify new strategy to control antibiotic resistance
A team of scientists from the University of Oxford, U.K. have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. ...
Kinect to help the blind 'see' in augmented reality
Few studies delve into hospice care in nursing homes
A new evidence review finds that theres scant high-quality research on the best comprehensive strategies for nursing homes hoping to ease the suffering of older patients through hospice care.
Taking diabetes medication helps lower medical costs, slightly
A new study in the journal Health Services Research shows that diabetes patients who do a better job of taking their medication have slightly lower health care costs.