Archive: 03/24/2009

Choosing the best doctor

Finding a good doctor is both harder and easier than ever before. Harder because insurance restricts your options. Easier because government and other health-care Web sites are putting more information about doctors at your ...

Mar 24, 2009
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From microbes to hydrogen fuel

Searching for an environmentally friendly way to produce cheap hydrogen as a fuel, researchers at Oregon State University are turning to microbes that have been doing the job for billions of years.

Mar 24, 2009
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YouTube confirms website blocked in China

YouTube confirmed Tuesday its website was being blocked in China, although the California firm offered no explanation for why Chinese authorities were barring access to the popular video-sharing service.

Mar 24, 2009
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The secret life of frogs

( -- University of Notre Dame biologist Sunny Boyd's research is a little like "" for amphibians. Say you're a female tree frog looking for a mate--how do you choose among a number of ...

Mar 24, 2009
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Brain activity predicts people's choices

The activity in one brain structure can predict people's preferences, according to new research in the March 25 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The study shows that even when people rate options similarly, they will c ...

Mar 24, 2009
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'Master regulator' of skin formation discovered

Researchers at Oregon State University have found one gene in the human body that appears to be a master regulator for skin development, in research that could help address everything from skin diseases such as eczema or ...

Mar 24, 2009
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