Archive: 09/8/2009

'Giraffe of the Mesozoic' Discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- A creature dubbed a "Giraffe of the Mesozoic" has been discovered in China. The animal, with its giraffe-like long neck and long forelimbs is the first well-preserved Early Cretaceous brachiosaurid dinosaur ...

Sep 08, 2009 weblog
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Will safety net hospitals survive health reform?

(AP) -- Janie Johnson has no health insurance, so when she cut her toe while giving herself a pedicure, she limped to the emergency room at one of Chicago's safety net hospitals and waited her turn.

Sep 08, 2009
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Time running out for bipartisan health compromise

(AP) -- Time is running out for a two-party compromise on health care as a bipartisan group of six Finance Committee senators considers a new proposal that might be the last, best hope for an overhaul agreement.

Sep 08, 2009
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Scientists develop drug detection technology

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Leicester researchers have combined crime research and space-age technology in ways that could lead to the quick detection of counterfeit pharmaceuticals in a black market currently worth an ...

Sep 08, 2009
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Study pushes the button on intuitive design

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Queensland University of Technology researcher is looking for volunteers to take part in a study aimed at making contemporary appliances such as dvd players and mobile phones more usable for the elderly.

Sep 08, 2009
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Designing probiotics that ambush gut pathogens

Researchers in Australia are developing diversionary tactics to fool disease-causing bacteria in the gut. Many bacteria, including those responsible for major gut infections, such as cholera, produce toxins that damage human ...

Sep 08, 2009
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