Archive: 07/20/2009

Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections

An FDA-approved drug used for preventing recurrence of breast cancer shows promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune-compromised patients, such as infants born prematurely and patients with cancer. ...

Jul 20, 2009
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New strategy in tumor treatment

A new strategy proposed by researchers at Dartmouth Medical School and Amtek, Hanover, NH may treat tumors that do not respond to conventional treatment. The study, which was published on May 29th in the open access, peer ...

Jul 20, 2009
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Overfishing and evolution

Using snorkelers and SCUBA divers is not the best way to monitor fish populations, if we want to know the evolutionary effects of overfishing.

Jul 20, 2009
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Slotted buses keep passengers cool

A simple redesign of public buses used in hot and dry climates could make passengers more comfortable without the need to use extra fuel running air conditioning, according to a study published in the International Journal of ...

Jul 20, 2009
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Our brain looks at eyes first to identify a face

A study by the University of Barcelona (Spain) has analysed which facial features our brain examines to identify faces. Our brain adapts in order to obtain the maximum amount of information possible from each ...

Jul 20, 2009
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Earning preview: Microsoft looms over Yahoo 2Q

(AP) -- Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc. is scheduled to report its second-quarter results after the stock market closes Tuesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.

Jul 20, 2009
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Ski Robot Could Decipher the Art of Skiing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Watching an Olympic skier perform a downhill slalom, turning smoothly around the flags, makes the sport seem just as much an art as a science. Although advanced skiers know how to turn effectively, ...

Jul 20, 2009 feature
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