Archive: 04/23/2009

Beyond associations: Colorectal cancer culprit found

Genetics plays a key role in determining risk for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Several common genetic markers have been found to be associated with the disease, ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Cancer
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Wis. could be first to require cochlear implants

(AP) -- Wisconsin could become the first state requiring private insurance companies to cover cochlear implants for children with severe hearing problems. The state Legislature passed a bill Thursday requiring private health ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Health
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Texas has more farms, fewer acres, new study shows

The loss and fragmentation of Texas' farms, ranches and forests is part of a continued trend that highlights the importance of rural lands in maintaining the state's natural resources and economic base, according to a newly ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Environment
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A Hummer That Gets 100 MPG?

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the more interesting vehicles unveiled at the the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit is an electric Hummer that gets, according to its developer Raser Technologies, ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech weblog
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Personality traits contribute to 'placebo effect'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at McGill University have found for the first time that novelty seeking personality types enjoy a stronger “placebo response,” or pain relief caused by the administration of a sham treatment, ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Neuroscience
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