Archive: 10/18/2006

Anti-microbial 'grammar' may mean new medicines

In most languages, sentences only make sense if the words are placed in the right order. Now, MIT researchers and an IBM colleague have used grammatical principles to help their search for new antimicrobial ...

Oct 18, 2006
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Australia studies work-life balances

Australian experts say they are developing a practical measure of work-life balance across cultures for use by Australian industries and governments.

Oct 18, 2006
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Spy software used in call centers

Forrester Research of Cambridge, Mass., said sales of "emotion detection" technology to corporate call centers has reached $400 million annually.

Oct 18, 2006
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Primitive fish found surprisingly advanced

Australian scientists studying spectacularly preserved fossils of the lobe-finned fish Gogonasus have discovered some unexpectedly advanced features.

Oct 18, 2006
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Planet-Finding by Numbers

More than a decade after the first planets beyond our solar system were found, astronomers have discovered about 200 of these "extrasolar planets," as they're called. Using a common-sense definition of potentially ...

Oct 18, 2006
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Cancer Stem Cells Linked to Radiation Resistance

Certain types of brain cancer cells, called cancer stem cells, help brain tumors to buffer themselves against radiation treatment by activating a "repair switch" that enables them to continue to grow unchecked, researchers ...

Oct 18, 2006
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