Archive: 11/22/2010

Feds are investigating drinking glasses with lead

(AP) -- Federal regulators launched an investigation Monday into lead levels in drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters, declaring that the items are subject to standards for "children's ...

dateNov 22, 2010 in Health
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Perceptual training improves vision of the elderly

Elderly adults can improve their vision with perceptual training, according to a study from the University of California, Riverside and Boston University that has implications for the health and mobility of senior citizens.

dateNov 22, 2010 in Health
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New function of gene in promoting cancer found

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that a gene well known for its involvement in tumor cell development, growth and metastasis also protects cancer cells from being destroyed by chemotherapy. ...

dateNov 22, 2010 in Cancer
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New tool detects Ebola, Marburg quickly, easily

Boston University researchers have developed a simple diagnostic tool that can quickly identify dangerous viruses like Ebola and Marburg. The biosensor, which is the size of a quarter and can detect viruses in a blood sample, ...

dateNov 22, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Hybrid tugboat cuts emissions, study shows

A new study by University of California, Riverside scientists of what is believed to be the world's only hybrid electric tugboat found that the vessel is effective in reducing emissions at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long ...

dateNov 22, 2010 in Environment
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