Archive: 08/5/2010

Making CT scans kid-friendly

Ferdousi Dawood was worried. Her daughter's headaches were excruciating, and prescription medicines and natural remedies had failed to make a difference. Now, a doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital was recommending a CT ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Cancer
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US wades into BlackBerry disputes overseas

(AP) -- The Obama administration waded into the growing international dispute over the banning of BlackBerry services on Thursday, saying it is seeking to broker compromises between the company that makes the popular devices ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Telecom
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The long and short of cell signaling

Like a telegraph transmission, the significance of a cellular signal can change greatly depending on whether it arrives as a brief 'dot' or a sustained 'dash'. For example, transient activation of extracellular ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Activision 2Q net income climbs, revenue falls

(AP) -- Activision Blizzard Inc. posted a higher net income for the second quarter Thursday as development expenses and other costs declined, but fewer game launches pushed revenue lower, shy of Wall Street's expectations.

dateAug 05, 2010 in Business
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Medicare fund will last extra 12 years - maybe

(AP) -- Medicare is in better shape because of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul and will stay afloat a dozen years longer than earlier projected, trustees forecast Thursday. But that ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Health
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Large risk schizophrenia marker revealed

A group of scientists has identified a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk for developing schizophrenia in Ashkenazi Jewish and other populations. The study, published by Cell Press on August 5th in the ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Genetics
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