Archive: 01/31/2011

Cut down on salt, government says -- and calories

(AP) -- You should eat less salt, the government says. A lot less. It won't be easy. Consumers will need help from food companies if they are going to meet the government's ambitious new goals, announced ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Health
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Focusing on one cell

Most people don’t think highly of pond scum, but for Susan Dutcher, PhD, the single-celled green algae Chlamydomonas are incredible creatures worthy of her life’s work.

dateJan 31, 2011 in Medical research
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Bringing 3D to the operating room

(PhysOrg.com) -- For all of their high-tech advantages, laparoscopic surgical systems are only capable of providing a two-dimensional visualization -- or in other words, no depth perception.

dateJan 31, 2011 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Mobile 'apps' to be $58 billion market: study

Mobile applications downloaded from online stores will be a $58 billion worldwide business by 2014, as tablet computers such as Apple's iPad stoke the surging market, a new study said Monday.

dateJan 31, 2011 in Business
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New path for possible Alzheimer’s drugs

Findings presented in new research by a team of West Virginia University scientists could eventually lead to innovations in the treatment of memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Han-Ting Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., WVU ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Southwest headed for permanent drought

(PhysOrg.com) -- The American Southwest has seen naturally induced dry spells throughout the past, but now human-induced global warming could push the region into a permanent drought in the coming decades, ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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