Archive: 08/23/2006

Global warming affects Alaska

Global warning is changing Alaska, eliminating tourist sights such as glaciers, and with melting ice causing rising waters to flood villages.

Aug 23, 2006
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Lens solution blamed for eye infection

A U.S. agency and eye doctors reportedly agree the ReNu With Moisture Loc contact lens solution alone was responsible for an eye infection outbreak this year.

Aug 23, 2006
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Study: extra pounds can mean early death

A study by the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., has suggested people who are moderately overweight have an increased risk of premature death.

Aug 23, 2006
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Happy mice used in depression study

Canadian scientists are using a breed of permanently "cheerful" mice to research a new treatment for clinical depression.

Aug 23, 2006
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Bracelet maker accused of false claims

The manufacturer of the "ionized" Q-Ray bracelet has been accused in Chicago of false advertising for claiming the product acts as a pain reliever.

Aug 23, 2006
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Engineers Find New Way to Close Levees

A team of University of South Carolina civil engineers who have studied the failure of the 17th Street canal levee in New Orleans say they have found a cost-effective and efficient way to halt flooding caused by breached ...

Aug 23, 2006
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Tight-knit family: even microbes favor their own kin

New research published by Rice University biologists in this week's issue of Nature finds that even the simplest of social creatures - single-celled amoebae - have the ability not only to recognize their own family member ...

Aug 23, 2006
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Fast-growing trees could take root as future energy source

A tree that can reach 90 feet in six years and be grown as a row crop on fallow farmland could represent a major replacement for fossil fuels. Purdue University researchers are using genetic tools in an effort ...

Aug 23, 2006
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Scientists Discover How We Detect Sour Taste

A team headed by biologists from the University of California, San Diego has discovered the cells and the protein that enable us to detect sour, one of the five basic tastes. The scientists, who included researchers ...

Aug 23, 2006
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Huge Black Holes Stifle Star Formation

Supermassive black holes in some giant galaxies create such a hostile environment, they shut down the formation of new stars, according to NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer findings published in the August 24 ...

Aug 23, 2006
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