Archive: 04/4/2012

Cone snail venom controls pain

Components of the venom from marine cone snails can block the transmission of signals between nerve cells in minute quantities. This makes them potentially suitable for use as a novel analgesic. Researchers ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Materials Science
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iHome for smart elderly

The first smart home, "iHome", has newly opened in Yau Ma Tei in Hong Kong revealing the future of home care for the elderly. Established by PolyU in collaboration with the Hong Kong Housing Society and the ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Other
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New Yahoo CEO sweeps out 2,000 employees in purge

(AP) -- Yahoo's turnaround attempt is going to be messy. In his first three months on the job, CEO Scott Thompson has imposed the largest layoffs in the company's 17-year history, reshaped the board of directors, ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Business
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STAR TRAK for April

Saturn will gleam at its biggest and brightest for the year during April, remaining near its peak of visibility for most of the night throughout the month.

dateApr 04, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Shedding light on photosynthesis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine being able to monitor protein expression levels in a cell as they change over time and in response to external stimuli. That is just what researchers did when they studied the photosynthetic ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Biochemistry
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