Archive: 02/2/2011

Drugs warning -- check the label

A new study highlights inconsistencies in black box warnings - medication-related safety warnings on a drug's label - and argues for a more transparent and systematic approach to ensure these warnings are consistent across ...

Feb 02, 2011
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Ritalin may ease early iron deficiency damage

Ritalin may help improve brain function in adolescent rats that were iron deficient during infancy, according to a team of Penn State neuroscientists. This may have implications for iron-deficient human infants as well.

Feb 02, 2011
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Laser welding in the right light

Laser welding is on the advance, but it also has its limits: it has been impossible to fuse two transparent plastic components together -- up until now. German researchers have now succeeded in circumventing this hurdle -- ...

Feb 02, 2011
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Tiny heat engine may be world's smallest

(PhysOrg.com) -- Steam engines, combustion engines, and diesel engines are all different types of heat engines, which operate by converting heat energy into mechanical work. Although heat engines have existed ...

Feb 02, 2011 feature
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US to regulate rocket fuel chemical in water

The US government said Wednesday it plans to limit the amount of perchlorate, a chemical found in rocket fuel, explosives and bleach, that is present in the drinking water of millions of Americans.

Feb 02, 2011
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Tangerine tomatoes surpass reds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Besides their appealing orange color and sweet flavor, there's another reason to give tangerine tomatoes a try this year. A one-month study led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists ...

Feb 02, 2011
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