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, ...

Apr 23, 2009
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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 ...

Apr 23, 2009
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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 ...

Apr 23, 2009
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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, ...

Apr 23, 2009 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, ...

Apr 23, 2009
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Yahoo! abandoning GeoCities

Yahoo! said Thursday it will close its GeoCities service that provides people a free online locale for home pages.

Apr 23, 2009
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