Archive: 08/22/2008

Seeing through tooth decay

Dental caries afflict at least 90% of the world's population at some time in their lives. Detecting the first signs of this disease, which can be lethal in extreme cases, just got easier thanks to work by researchers in India ...

dateAug 22, 2008 in Engineering
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Powerful donor motivators for fundraising

People are more likely to donate to pledge drive appeals when fundraisers tap into peoples' desire to help others, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Donors are also more likely to respond to app ...

dateAug 22, 2008 in Other
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A surprising new strategy helps reduce unhealthy behaviors

Public health campaigns intended to reduce unhealthy behaviors like binge drinking and eating junk food often focus on the risks of those behaviors. But a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests a relatively simple ...

dateAug 22, 2008 in Other
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Healthy people and enhancement drugs

Healthy people are more willing to take drugs to enhance traits that are not fundamental to their identity. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people's willingness to take a pill or drug depend ...

dateAug 22, 2008 in Other
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Asthma monitoring on the Web

An inexpensive web-enabled device for measuring lung function in patients with asthma and other disorders is being developed by researchers at Texas Instruments, in Bangalore, India, and co-workers. Writing in the International Jo ...

dateAug 22, 2008 in Engineering
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Going from ulcers to cancer

Researchers have uncovered a big clue as to why some of the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers pose a greater risk for serious problems like stomach cancer than others; it turns out these bacteria can exploit the surrounding ...

dateAug 22, 2008 in Health
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