Archive: 11/9/2009

Electronic Arts acquires Playfish for $275 million

(AP) -- As its packaged video games business lags, Electronic Arts Inc. has snapped up Playfish Inc., the creator of popular social networking games such as "Who Has the Biggest Brain" and "Pet Society," for $275 million ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Business
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Look ma, no mercury in fillings!

Tooth enamel is hardest material in the human body because it's made almost entirely of minerals. As tough as it may be, however, enamel can be broken down by bacteria, forming cavities and eventually destroying the tooth. ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Materials Science
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Improving university-community research partnerships

Researchers from Tufts University and their community-based colleagues have identified several strategies to improve community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships. A study published in a supplement to the November ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Health
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Drought resistance explained

Much as adrenaline coursing through our veins drives our body's reactions to stress, the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is behind plants' responses to stressful situations such as drought, but how it does ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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