Archive: 08/31/2010

LEDs illuminate eye for ocular disease screening

A new imaging system using six different wavelengths to illuminate the interior of the eyeball (ocular fundus) may pave the way for doctors to easily screen patients for common diseases of the eye, such as age-related macular ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in General Physics
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Oily whale bones puzzle solved

The puzzle of why some oily whale bones make great habitats for weird and wonderful deep sea creatures has been solved by Natural History Museum scientists this month.

dateAug 31, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Researchers link protein to tumor growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Johns Hopkins researchers working on mice have discovered a protein that is a major target of a gene that, when mutated in humans, causes tumors to develop on nerves associated with hearing, as well as cataracts ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Genetics
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FDA looks to curb abuse of cough medicine

(AP) -- Federal health regulators are weighing restrictions on Robitussin, NyQuil and other cough suppressants to curb cases of abuse that send thousands of people to the hospital each year.

dateAug 31, 2010 in Medications
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Gartner cuts second-half PC growth forecast

Gartner slashed its growth forecast for personal computer sales for the second half of the year on Tuesday, citing the uncertain economic outlook for the United States and Western Europe.

dateAug 31, 2010 in Business
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Photo album tells story of wildlife decline

With a simple click of the camera, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Zoological Society of London have developed a new way to accurately monitor long-term trends in rare and vanishing species ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Ecology
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