Archive: 09/26/2011

Scientists model the pathways of pain-blocking meds

Benzocaine, a commonly used local anesthetic, may more easily wiggle into a cell's membrane when the membrane is made up of compounds that carry a negative charge, a new study shows. The finding could help scientists piece ...

Sep 26, 2011
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The fate of the big rain

Climate change affects people both globally and regionally. Pankaj Kumar, for example, who works at the Climate Service Center and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, is investigating the ...

Sep 26, 2011
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New flavors emerge from Peruvian cacao collection trip

New cacao types with unique flavors that are distinctly Peruvian have been identified by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. These new flavors could one day be marketed like wine, by geographical provenance.

Sep 26, 2011
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EU probes online payment market

European regulators launched on Monday an antritrust investigation into the Internet payments market, the system used by consumers to buy products online.

Sep 26, 2011
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