Archive: 06/25/2009

Computers aid in cracking deception in plants

If the growing presence of computer 'geeks' on television crime shows is any indicator, computers are increasingly becoming essential tools for detecting and combating skullduggery. However, television detectives ...

Jun 25, 2009
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Explosives prevent technology theft

Product piracy causes billions worth of damage worldwide. A combination of visible and invisible copy protection is really effective against this. Explosive embossing is an economical procedure and can be ...

Jun 25, 2009
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Effective pain treatment for cancer patients?

Cancer patients often suffer from severe pain that cannot be effectively treated with conventional medication. Researchers at the Pharmacology Institute of the University of Heidelberg have found the possible ...

Jun 25, 2009
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Tiny levels of carbon monoxide damage fetal brain

A UCLA study has discovered that chronic exposure during pregnancy to miniscule levels of carbon monoxide damages the cells of the fetal brain, resulting in permanent impairment. The journal BMC (BioMed Central) Neuroscience publis ...

Jun 25, 2009
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UK looks to young geeks to secure cyberspace

(AP) -- Britain is hiring former computer hackers to join a new security unit aimed at protecting cyberspace from foreign spies, thieves and terrorists, the country's terrorism minister said.

Jun 25, 2009
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Pushmi-pullyu of B-cell development discovered

James Hagman, Ph.D., professor of immunology at National Jewish Health and his colleagues have identified two "molecular motors" that work in opposing directions to control the development of B cells in the immune system.

Jun 25, 2009
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