Archive: 03/27/2009

Experimental vaccine used in Ebola exposure case

(AP) -- It was a nightmare scenario: A scientist accidentally pricked her finger with a needle used to inject the deadly Ebola virus into lab mice. Within hours, members of a tightly bound, yet far-flung ...

Mar 27, 2009
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8 hours -- or else

Americans are sleeping less than ever, according to a new National Sleep Foundation poll. Some people are losing sleep because of the economy. Some are staying up too late and getting up too early. Some have disorders such ...

Mar 27, 2009
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Online auto lease-swap market grows

When Hollywood scriptwriter Scott Nimerfro needed a car to bridge stints between his job in Los Angeles and his home in Cottage Grove, he didn't bother cruising car lots. Instead, he went to LeaseTrader.com and took over ...

Mar 27, 2009
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Americans spend eight hours a day on screens

Adult Americans spend an average of more than eight hours a day in front of screens -- televisions, computer monitors, cellphones or other devices, according to a new study.

Mar 27, 2009
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Oxycodone Effective Against Shingles Pain

(PhysOrg.com) -- The painkiller oxycodone is effective at treating the acute pain of shingles, an illness that often causes severe pain which can become long-lasting and sometimes even permanent.

Mar 27, 2009
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Nanopore Sequencing Could Slash DNA Analysis Costs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over the past 5 years, researchers have been exploring the use of nanoscale pores as nucleic acid sequencing tools. In theory, such pores should generate a unique response characteristic of each of the four ...

Mar 27, 2009
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Grim US newspaper ad revenue figures released

Last year was the worst ever for the US newspaper industry with both print and online advertising revenue posting declines, according to Newspaper Association of America (NAA) figures.

Mar 27, 2009
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