Archive: 06/24/2008

Extension has tomato-handling tips for consumers

The discovery of Salmonella in certain tomato varieties has caused a series of food-poisoning outbreaks throughout the United States and put the media and the public's eye on food safety. Renee Boyer, consumer ...

dateJun 24, 2008 in Health
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Laser surgery probe targets individual cancer cells

Mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Adela Ben-Yakar at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a laser "microscalpel" that destroys a single cell while leaving nearby cells intact, which could improve the precision ...

dateJun 24, 2008 in Other
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Microchip is helping restore vision to the blind

Last year, Wentai Liu watched as surgeons implanted a microchip he had designed into the eye of a blind patient. For Liu, a professor of electrical engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, ...

dateJun 24, 2008 in Semiconductors
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Breakthrough for schools now possible

A long running study has found that the English education system has the potential to turn around problems endured by schools in areas of high deprivation.

dateJun 24, 2008 in Other
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The truth about drug innovation

A new report co-authored by Manhattan Institute senior fellow Benjamin Zycher, and Joseph DiMasi, and Christopher-Paul Milne, researchers from the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, examines case histories for ...

dateJun 24, 2008 in Medications
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