Sequential treatment with entecavir and lamivudine results in rebound of hepatitis B virus
A two-year trial of entecavir followed by lamivudine (LAM) in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection resulted in a virologic rebound rate of 24% and 12% drug-resistance rate. Patients who continued on entecavir ...
Vodafone to buy out Indian partner for $5B
(AP) -- Vodafone has agreed to pay $5 billion cash to buy out the Essar Group's stake in their Indian joint venture.
Wind power in Spain reaches historic high
Wind power became Spain's main source of electricity for the first time ever this month, in a country renowned for its focus on renewable energy, the power-generating authority REE said Thursday.
Society needs to prepare now for aging
A ground-breaking report released today highlights the wide range of health care needs affecting older women.
Small scale chemistry could lead to big improvements for biodegradable polymers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a small block of aluminum with a tiny groove carved in it, a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University ...
Green toad inhabited Iberian Peninsula one million years ago
Although the green toad (Bufo viridis) can today be found all over Central Europe, Asia, Africa, and even on the Balearic Islands, it became extinct in the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the Early Pleist ...
Bee farmland activity research gives academics a buzz
(PhysOrg.com) -- Certain crops influence the number of bees in farmland habitats, according to groundbreaking new research by the University of Plymouth.
China to raise rare earths production this year
(AP) -- China said Thursday it will increase this year's production quota for rare earths but gave no sign it might reverse plans to cut exports of the exotic metals needed by high-tech industry.
Japan disaster sparks social media innovation
(AP) -- As Japan grapples with an unprecedented triple disaster - earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis - the Web has spawned creativity and innovation online amid a collective desire to ease suffering.
Try failed stars for alien life
The search for alien life usually focuses on planets around other stars. But a lesser-known possibility is that life has sprung up on planets that somehow were ejected from their original solar systems and ...
New insight into 'aha' memories
When we suddenly get the answer to a riddle or understand the solution to a problem, we can practically feel the light bulb click on in our head. But what happens after the 'Aha!' moment? Why do the things we learn through ...
Managing the psychological effects of natural disasters
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the wake of the Queensland floods, the Christchurch earthquake, and the Japanese earthquake/tsunami/nuclear crisis, people are asking for advice about how we should manage the effects of disaster on mental ...
NIST 'noise thermometry' system measures Boltzmann constant
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time used an apparatus that relies on the "noise" of jiggling electrons to make highly accurate ...
Closer look at cell membrane shows cholesterol 'keeping order'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cell membranes form the "skin" of most every cell in your body, but the ability to view them up close and in motion cannot be rendered by many experimental techniques. A team of scientists ...