Archive: 01/19/2011

US creates new agencies for oil oversight

Three separate bodies will now oversee offshore oil resources, once handled by an agency whose poor management was exposed after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, US officials announced Wednesday.

dateJan 19, 2011 in Environment
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Stroke rate rises for patients with HIV infection

While the overall hospitalization rate for stroke has declined in recent years, the numbers have jumped dramatically for patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), suggesting they may be up to three times ...

dateJan 19, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Bill would make Coloradans organ donors by default

(AP) -- Some Colorado lawmakers say their state should be the first one where people become organ donors by default, even though other states' efforts have been halted by worries about making such a personal decision automatic.

dateJan 19, 2011 in Other
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Researchers discover susceptibility gene for skin cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers, including those from The University of Texas at Austin, have identified a gene that plays a role in susceptibility to nonmelanoma skin cancer -- a discovery that could lead to novel strategies ...

dateJan 19, 2011 in Cancer
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