Archive: 11/2/2009

Humana 3Q profit jumps on government programs

(AP) -- Health insurer Humana Inc. rode its strong government business in posting a 65 percent jump in third-quarter profit Monday, as bulging membership and premiums from Medicare Advantage overcame a lackluster ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Business
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Danish nanowires have great potential

Danish nanophysicists have developed a new method for manufacturing the cornerstone of nanotechnology research - nanowires. The discovery has great potential for the development of nanoelectronics and highly ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Slimming gene regulates body fat

Scientists at the University of Bonn, Germany, have discovered a previously unknown fruit fly gene that controls the metabolism of fat. Larvae in which this gene is defective lose their entire fat reserves. Therefore the ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Biotechnology
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The Ring Nebula

The diversity of colours, shapes, and sizes of planetary nebulae make them fascinating objects. In this photo release Calar Alto presents a rather unique view combining both optical and near-infrared data ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Astronomy
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Solar winds triggered by magnetic fields

(PhysOrg.com) -- Solar wind generated by the sun is probably driven by a process involving powerful magnetic fields, according to a new study led by UCL (University College London) researchers based on the ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Astronomy
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Researchers sequence swine genome

(PhysOrg.com) -- A global collaborative has produced a first draft of the genome of a domesticated pig, an achievement that will lead to insights in agriculture, medicine, conservation and evolution.

dateNov 02, 2009 in Biotechnology
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