Archive: 08/19/2009

CDC says life expectancy in US up, deaths not

(AP) -- U.S. life expectancy has risen to a new high, now standing at nearly 78 years, the government reported Wednesday. The increase is due mainly to falling death rates in almost all the leading causes ...

Aug 19, 2009
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Breeding their horns off -- a winner

A team of scientists led by CSIRO's Dr Kishore Prayaga has been awarded a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for its work to develop a simple genetic test which has the potential to end the need to ...

Aug 19, 2009
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Greek pilots see red from laser pen pranks

Greece's civil aviation pilots on Wednesday called for a crackdown on laser pen pranksters who have endangered a growing number of plane landings around the country.

Aug 19, 2009
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Detecting bias in the reporting of clinical trials

A study by researchers at the University of Leicester has revealed new ways to spot whether medical research has hidden biases. Writing in the prestigious British Medical Journal, Santiago Moreno and his colleagues demons ...

Aug 19, 2009
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