Archive: 12/26/2007

Stimulating muscles may improve musician's dystonia

Therapy that stimulates the hand muscles may help treat the condition called musician’s dystonia, a movement disorder that causes muscles spasms in musicians, according to a study published in the December 26, 2007, online ...

dateDec 26, 2007 in Other
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Web sites offer test answers 'cheap'

A Web site in Ohio is offering answers to hundreds of questions on qualifying examinations for professionals ranging from computer technicians to pharmacists.

dateDec 26, 2007 in Internet
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Polarization technique focuses limelight

The ability to explore remote worlds in space has been enhanced through a polarization technique that allows the first ever detection of light reflected by extrasolar (exoplanet) planets. The study has been ...

dateDec 26, 2007 in Astronomy
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New studies confirm chest compressions alone

Two large-scale studies published in the Dec. 18 issue of the American Heart Association’s medical journal, Circulation, report that the chances of surviving cardiac arrest are no better – and may be worse – when b ...

dateDec 26, 2007 in Medical research
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Oral anti diabetic substance discovered

Research in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Science and Science Education of the University of Haifa has discovered a substance that may become an oral treatment for diabetes and its complications. The substance, ...

dateDec 26, 2007 in Medical research
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Two 'noses' are necessary for flies to navigate well

Animals and insects communicate through an invisible world of scents. By exploiting infrared technology, researchers at Rockefeller University just made that world visible. With the ability to see smells, these scientists ...

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Exotic mussels spreading in California

Quagga mussels, an exotic species native to Ukraine that was first found in the Great Lakes 18 years ago, have been found in a fifth San Diego County reservoir.

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High cost of nuclear medicine weighed

U.S. advances in the use of nuclear accelerators to fight cancer are being tempered by concerns about the high cost of such equipment with uncertain benefits.

dateDec 26, 2007 in Other
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