Archive: 05/28/2009

Why can we talk? 'Humanized' mice speak volumes

Mice carrying a "humanized version" of a gene believed to influence speech and language may not actually talk, but they nonetheless do have a lot to say about our evolutionary past, according to a report in the May 29th issue ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Evolution
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Cancer cells need normal, nonmutated genes to survive

Corrupt lifestyles and vices go hand in hand; each feeds the other. But even the worst miscreant needs customary societal amenities to get by. It's the same with cancer cells. While they rely on vices in the form of genetic ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Cancer
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Google hoping Web surfers will ride its 'Wave'

(AP) -- Google Inc. is hatching a new species of e-mail and instant messaging, but the Internet search leader first wants the hybrid service to evolve even more with the help of independent computer programmers.

dateMay 28, 2009 in Internet
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Bing it on: Microsoft overhauls search, again

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a redesigned search site in the coming days and hopes it will lure more Web surfers than the two most recent incarnations, Live Search and MSN Search.

dateMay 28, 2009 in Internet
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Spanish prostitutes least likely to use condoms

The Centre for Epidemiological Studies into Sexually-Transmitted Diseases and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT) started a pioneering study in Spain in 2005 to look into the prevalence of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) among ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Other
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Cardiovascular fitness not affected by cancer treatment

The cardiovascular fitness level of cancer survivors is not affected by many standard cancer therapies, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Cancer. That is the finding of a new observational study to be presented ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Cancer
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