Archive: 03/31/2011

Keeping a beating heart in rhythm

Screening for a group of genetic mutations in people with a special heart condition could help doctors determine who is at risk for cardiac arrest or sudden death, reports a new study in Science Translational Medicine today. ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Medical research
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Don't coil it, pour it

For the electric car to roll, a lot of large and small components must function in a safe and reliable manner. Parts for wheel hub motors, in particular, need to be constructed in a robust manner. The researchers from Fraunhofer ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Engineering
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Cooling the burn

"When we talked to the girls about cyberbullying on Facebook, it was like an explosion. They all knew someone who’d been bullied that way."

dateMar 31, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Personal income up, but are we better off?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Although U.S. personal income per capita has risen 5.7 percent since 2000, an increase in tax-exempt benefits provided by the government and employers accounted for all of the income growth in the past decade, ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Economics & Business
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Cause marketing lowers charitable donations

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cause marketing -- when firms share proceeds from the sale of products with a social cause -- reduces charitable giving by consumers, says a researcher at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Economics & Business
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