Archive: 05/4/2006

Eye infection cases reported in Europe

Bausch & Lomb, based in Rochester, N.Y., reportedly has confirmed "a handful" of cases of eye infection in Europe among its ReNu contact lens solution users.

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Possible seasonal shot seen for bird flu

A seasonal flu shot against a possible bird flu pandemic is reported to be under consideration by U.S. public health officials at a Singapore conference.

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Embryos exposed in 3-D

Utah and Texas researchers combined miniature medical CT scans with high-tech computer methods to produce detailed three-dimensional images of mouse embryos – an efficient new method to test the safety of ...

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What users really want from online public services

The IST-sponsored eUSER project behind the survey gathered vital data from 10 European countries on a wide range of topics. This included access technologies, use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) equipment ...

dateMay 04, 2006 in Internet
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New procedure claims to treat sinusitis

A non-surgical procedure offered by a California firm is seen by some doctors as a breakthrough for treating sinusitis but other experts are not so sure.

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Longer battery life for wireless devices?

Those worries about what happens when you need to make that urgent phone call on a dying cell phone, or having your laptop go blank mid-document could soon be lessened. Researchers at the University of Rochester say they've ...

dateMay 04, 2006 in Hardware
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Landing on Titan: The new movies

Scientists at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) have made two new movies of the Huygens probe's landing on Saturn's giant moon, Titan, on Jan. 14, 2005.

dateMay 04, 2006 in Space Exploration
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Nanoparticles Make Cancer Cells Visible

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could detect tumors and their metastases as easily as we find broken bones with X-rays? A team of scientists headed by S. Bhatia in Boston has been working on this problem. They have found a way ...

dateMay 04, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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UK Grid helps fight avian flu

During April, computers in the UK have been working overtime in the fight against avian flu. As part of an international collaboration, computers at eleven UK universities and research labs have put in one hundred thousand ...

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Staggering atoms sober up in physics detox cell

Using an entirely new technology, a research team from Umeå University in Sweden has succeeded in controlling and converting energy from the random movement of atoms. “You could say that we have found a detox cell where ...

dateMay 04, 2006 in General Physics
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Teachers plan summer research trips

More than 200 U.S. teachers will take part in Earthwatch Institute expeditions this summer to share scientific research experiences with their students.

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China has 40 pct of Parkinson's cases

Of the world's 4 million patients who suffer from Parkinson's disease, nearly 1.7 million are in China, a survey by Chinese experts shows.

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