Archive: 02/20/2008

Calls to doctor's office may delay stroke treatment

Calling a primary care doctor instead of 9-1-1 at the first sign of a stroke can delay patients from reaching an emergency room during the most critical period — the first three hours after onset of stroke symptoms, researchers ...

Feb 20, 2008
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Study shows effects of vitamin D and skin's physiology

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that previtamin D3 production varies depending on several factors including skin type and weather conditions. The study will appear in the March 2008 ...

Feb 20, 2008
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Fiber-optic booster on a chip

More and more of our communications -- from text messages to high-definition television -- travel over optical fiber. At last count the United States was crisscrossed by more than 80 million miles of it, with ...

Feb 20, 2008
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Drifting off to sleep

Researchers studying the resting behaviour of wild sperm whales have found evidence that whales literally 'drift' off to sleep.

Feb 20, 2008
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Television shows can affect racial judgments

A new study published in the journal Human Communication Research reveals that viewers can be influenced by exposure to racial bias in the media, even without realizing it.

Feb 20, 2008
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Aromaticity may occur in unexpected materials

Shiv Khanna, Ph.D., professor of physics, and colleagues from Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State, were recently highlighted in the Editor’s Choice section of the journal Science, as well as the ...

Feb 20, 2008
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Who's Orbiting the Moon?

The space around Earth is a busy place, as teeming with traffic as a roundabout. More than 500 active satellites are bustling about up there right now. Some are transmitting radio, television, and telephone ...

Feb 20, 2008
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