Archive: 08/27/2010

CEO: J&J let down public, must work to build trust

(AP) -- With Johnson & Johnson's once-golden reputation tarnished by 11 recalls of medicines, contact lenses and hip implants in as many months, its chief executive says he knows the company let consumers ...

Aug 27, 2010
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New Parkinson's gene is linked to immune system

A hunt throughout the human genome for variants associated with common, late-onset Parkinson's disease has revealed a new genetic link that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development.

Aug 27, 2010
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Sizes for potentially dangerous asteroids

Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are asteroids or comets whose orbits sometimes take them close to the earth's orbit. An NEO could therefore someday collide with the earth -- and there are almost 7000 of them known, ...

Aug 27, 2010
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Egg cells use unusual method of division

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a study of egg cells using time-lapse microscopy, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have discovered an unusual property ...

Aug 27, 2010
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Water-Ice Super-Earths

A "super-Earth" is a planet around another star (an "exoplanet") whose mass is less than about ten times that of the Earth. Of the 480 or so extrasolar planets now known, most have masses larger than the mass ...

Aug 27, 2010
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Image: A strange ring galaxy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Is this one galaxy or two? Astronomer Art Hoag first asked this question when he chanced upon this unusual extragalactic object.

Aug 27, 2010
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