Archive: 08/18/2009

Man says he sold kidney in US for $20k

(AP) -- In 2005, a rebellious and sporadically employed Israeli man flew to New York to give up a kidney to save an American businessman. For that, he says he was paid $20,000, which appeared in a brown envelope ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Other
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How Mercury Becomes Toxic In The Environment

(PhysOrg.com) -- Naturally occurring organic matter in water and sediment appears to play a key role in helping microbes convert tiny particles of mercury in the environment into a form that is dangerous to ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Environment
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How meningitis bacteria attack the brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- A specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the brain, initiating the deadly infection known as meningitis. The new finding, which ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Medical research
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Exploring reactions to inequality

When primates don’t get the same rewards as their peers, they often refuse them. A Georgia State University researcher is exploring why this reaction happens, and how reactions to inequality have evolved in related species, ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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