Archive: 01/21/2008

New methane storage technology exceeds DOE goals

In a major advance in alternative fuel technology, researchers report development of a sponge-like material with the highest methane storage capacity ever measured. It can hold almost one-third more methane ...

Jan 21, 2008
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From and for the heart, My Dear Valentine: Broccoli!

Wishing your Valentine good heart health on February 14 — and throughout 2008" Then consider the food some people love to hate, and hand over a gift bag of broccoli along with that heart-shaped box of chocolates. ...

Jan 21, 2008
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FDA approves new respiratory virus test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a test that detects four respiratory viruses, including the flu, in a patient's respiratory secretions.

Jan 21, 2008
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Captivity offers hope for endangered frogs

Scientists at the San Diego Zoo are raising 65 mountain yellow-legged frogs, in an effort to stave off extinction for the dwindling species.

Jan 21, 2008
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Accident kills giraffe at Ill. zoo

Dusti, an 11-year-old male giraffe, was found dead at the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago, after his neck got caught in a rope.

Jan 21, 2008
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A new view of drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Powerful drugs used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a profound, previously unrecognized effect on the immune system, breaking up molecular “training camps” for rogue cells that play an increasingly recognized ...

Jan 21, 2008
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Captive carnivores not up to wild living

A study by the University of Exeter has highlighted the problems of reintroducing animals to the wild for conservation projects. Published online in the journal Biological Conservation, the research highlights the low su ...

Jan 21, 2008
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Study looks at off-label use of biliary stents

Although approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a palliative treatment for cancer patients who have developed bile-duct obstructions, biliary stents are sometimes used “off-label” for the treatment of peripheral ...

Jan 21, 2008
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Study reveals strongest predictors for Oscar nominations

If you're an actor angling for an Academy Award nomination on Tuesday, you better hope you didn't leave the audience rolling in the aisles, suggests a new study from UCLA's California Center for Population Research.

Jan 21, 2008
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