Archive: 07/8/2008

Offshoring: Where's the value?

U.S. firms that offshore customer service may save money on labor costs, but they also pay the price in terms of unhappy customers, say University of Michigan researchers.

dateJul 08, 2008 in Other
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Open clusters like Orion have low fertility rate

A detailed survey of stars in the Orion Nebula has found that fewer than 10 percent have enough surrounding dust to make Jupiter-sized planets, according to a report by astronomers at the University of California, ...

dateJul 08, 2008 in Astronomy
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Protein marker for schizophrenia risk

A protein found in immune cells may be a reliable marker for schizophrenia risk, report researchers in a new proteomics study appearing in the July issue of Molecular and Cellular proteomics.

dateJul 08, 2008 in Medical research
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Trans-fatty acids and insulin sensitivity

Trans-fatty acids have been the topic of a lot of negative health news, but in the July Journal of Lipid research, a dietary study in rats suggests that trans-fats do not increase the risk of insulin resistance and diabet ...

dateJul 08, 2008 in Medical research
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How the malaria parasite hijacks human red blood cells

A new study—done on a scale an order of magnitude greater than anything previously attempted in the field of malaria—has uncovered an arsenal of proteins produced by the malaria parasite that allows it to hijack and remodel ...

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New Device Shines Light on Disease-Causing Molecules

If a doctor could identify a single molecule indicating the presence of a disease before the disease has a chance to harm the patient, the practice of medicine and the health of patients would be greatly improved. That’s ...

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