Archive: 03/19/2010

Acne drug prevents HIV breakout (w/ Video)

Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a safe and inexpensive antibiotic in use since the 1970s for treating acne effectively targets infected immune cells in which HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, lies ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in HIV & AIDS
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Causes found for stiff skin conditions

By studying the genetics of a rare inherited disorder called stiff skin syndrome, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have learned more about scleroderma, a condition affecting about one in 5,000 ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Medical research
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China says HP violated customer rights rules

China's product-quality watchdog said US computer maker Hewlett-Packard violated Chinese consumer rights rules, after an investigation into complaints about faulty laptops from dozens of customers.

dateMar 19, 2010 in Business
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Will Asian-language smokers use a tobacco quitline?

Telephone counseling programs for smoking cessation, popularly known as "quitlines," are an increasingly common way for smokers to quit. Every state in the U.S. now has one. However, most of them provide counseling services ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Other
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New deep water ocean simulator available at SwRI

A new hyperbaric test chamber for items that require high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) testing is now available for use at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). The deepwater ocean simulator is capable of attaining pressures ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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A blue gem for greener fuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sapphire, a brilliant blue gemstone most familiar in jewelry, may soon play an important part in making coal a cleaner fuel source.

dateMar 19, 2010 in Engineering
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