Archive: 21/07/2010

FDA issues hold on much-debated Avandia study

(AP) -- Federal health officials are barring new patients from enrolling in a safety study of GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes pill Avandia, a week after a panel of experts ruled that the drug increases heart risks.

dateJul 21, 2010 in Medications
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How safe and effective are herbal dietary supplements?

Millions of people are taking herbs and other plant-based dietary supplements to improve their health, but they have precious little information on the actual effectiveness or potential ill effects of these products. That's ...

dateJul 21, 2010 in Health
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Nanoribbons for graphene transistors

In the recent issue of Nature, European scientists from Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research report how they have managed for the first time to grow graphene ribbons that are just a few nanometres wide using ...

dateJul 21, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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