Archive: 3/12/2010

Scientists untangle spider web stickiness

Ali Dhinojwala and Vasav Sahni consider themselves materials scientists, not biologists. They study surfaces, friction and adhesion. Nevertheless, they have discovered that understanding how nature makes things stick sometimes ...

dateDec 03, 2010 in Materials Science
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FDA scrutinizes weight loss pill from Orexigen

(AP) -- Scientists for the Food and Drug Administration said Friday a pill to treat obesity from Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. helped patients lose weight, though it didn't meet all the criteria set forth by the agency.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Medications
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EU steps up generic pharma anti-trust probe

Europe stepped up action against drug companies snarling up the entry of cheaper generic medicines onto markets, announcing Friday spot inspections confirmed by British No.2 AstraZeneca.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Other
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India says no BlackBerry solution so far

India said Friday no solution has been found to an ongoing standoff over BlackBerry's messaging services, which it has threatened to shut down unless its intelligence agencies can monitor them.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Business
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