Archive: 05/4/2009

Scientists learn why the flu may turn deadly

As the swine flu continues its global spread, researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have discovered important clues about why influenza is more severe in some people than it is in others. ...

dateMay 04, 2009 in Medical research
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New and improved tomato analyzer

Tomatoes come in a variety of sizes and shapes, making them the perfect subject to test shape-analyzing software. The Tomato Analyzer is "rapidly becoming the standard for fruit morphological characterizations," ...

dateMay 04, 2009 in Other
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Social networking for terrorists

A new approach to analyzing social networks, reported in the current issue of the International Journal of Services Sciences, could help homeland security find the covert connections between the people behind terrorist attack ...

dateMay 04, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Hypothyroidism in women associated with liver cancer

Women with a history of hypothyroidism face a significantly higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a new study in the May issue of Hepatology, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the Americ ...

dateMay 04, 2009 in Cancer
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Food security: It starts with seed

With each passing year, the human population of our planet continues to expand. This growth has created a wide ranging strain on our water and soil resources, as well as our environment, creating an unprecedented urgency ...

dateMay 04, 2009 in Biotechnology
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DirecTV, Liberty Media detail spinoff plans

(AP) -- DirecTV Group Inc., the nation's largest satellite TV provider, said Monday it will be combined with the entertainment unit of Liberty Media Corp. and spun off into a separately traded company.

dateMay 04, 2009 in Business
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Singers tell Congress: Money (That's What I Want)

Jack Ely, the singer whose 1963 version of "Louie Louie" still makes the rounds on oldies radio, lives with his wife in a mobile home on a horse ranch in Oregon. Ely says they share $30,000 a year from her teacher's pension ...

dateMay 04, 2009 in Internet
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