Trend reversal: Big drop in kids' ear infections
(AP) -- Ear infections, a scourge that has left countless tots screaming through the night, have fallen dramatically, and some researchers suggest a decline in smoking by parents might be part of the reason.
Bone-creating protein could improve dental implant success
Using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve dental implant success, according to Georgia Health Sciences University researchers.
FT exec urges publishers to charge for web content
The managing editor of the Financial Times website on Thursday urged other publishers to try charging for online content, saying the British outlet has over 200,000 digital subscribers.
Dispute stalls Dutch PlayStation 3 shipment
Japanese electronics giant Sony said a shipment of its PlayStation 3 consoles was being held in a Dutch port after a court upheld a patent complaint filed by South Korea's LG Electronics.
CBS to buy Web video guide Clicker, elevate exec
(AP) -- CBS Corp. said Friday that it is buying the online video watching guide Clicker.com and making its co-founder the new president of CBS Interactive.
Researchers use human cues to improve computer user-friendliness (w/ Video)
Lijun Yin wants computers to understand inputs from humans that go beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse.
Study may lead to greater understanding of human genome regulation
Many multi-cellular animals use sex chromosomes to determine sex. In fruit flies and in humans, this produces XX for females and XY for males. Cellular mechanisms then kick into gear to compensate the two-to-one imbalance ...
Depression and anxiety differentially influence physical symptom reporting
Researchers have for decades hypothesized that negative emotions lead to inflated reports of common physical symptoms, like headaches or an upset stomach. But a new University of Iowa study suggests that two negative emotions ...
Boosting protein garbage disposal in brain cells protects mice from Alzheimer's disease
Gene therapy that boosts the ability of brain cells to gobble up toxic proteins prevents development of Alzheimer's disease in mice that are predestined to develop it, report researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. ...
The tooth about zinc: What every denture wearer needs to know
From its involvement in a healthy immune system to its role in cell growth, zinc is an essential mineral for the human body. Zinc deficiency is a worldwide problem that affects approximately 4 million people in the U.S. alone.
Loss of key protein boosts neuron loss in ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or more popularly, Lou Gehrig's disease, is a notorious neurodegenerative condition characterized by the progressive deterioration of brain and spinal cord neurons, resulting in ...
Space robot's debut being moved up after clamor
The 220-mile-high unveiling of R2, the first humanoid robot in space, is being moved up at the urging of the president of the United States.
National Ocean Observing System to see marine animal migration, adaptation strategies
For the first time, data from electronic tags attached to marine animals will be incorporated into the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), a NOAA-led national partnership committed to enhance our ability to collect, ...