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Study reveals possible genetic risk for fetal alcohol disorders
(AP) -- Google Inc. said Friday it had filed for European Union permission to take over online ad tracker DoubleClick, a $3.1 billion deal that already has stirred concern about the control it will give Google over Internet advertising.
Growth hormone could promote cancer, according to new research
New research in primates suggests that infants and children who carry a certain gene variant may be more vulnerable to the ill effects of fetal alcohol exposure.
Researchers create new synthetic heparin
Growth hormone and associated proteins could be responsible for promoting many types of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer, according to an Australian researcher.
Oncologists use real-time system to plant 'seeds' against cancer
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have patented a synthetic version of the drug heparin, called Recomparin, that is less complex chemically and should be easier to produce than previous forms.
Researchers Studying Model to Learn Why Certain Cancers Become Resistant to Drugs
Radiation oncologists and urologists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia have begun using a real-time system to implant radiation-emitting seeds in prostate cancer patients. While the system, which is made by Nucletron, a technology company based in The Netherlands, is only being used for imaging and planning purposes so far, it...
Odyssey Finds Possible Cave Skylights on Mars
Resistance to chemotherapy treatments can be the worst news a cancer patient ever receives. A pair of researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia is working steadfastly to learn why some tumors eventually build a tolerance to the common chemotherapy drug cisplatin, in hopes of identifying the particular genes that can be manipulated to make treatment as effective as possible.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Provides Insights About Mars Water
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has discovered entrances to seven possible caves on the slopes of a Martian volcano. The find is fueling interest in potential underground habitats and sparking searches for caverns elsewhere on the Red Planet.
Cambridge makes music from 'dark energy'
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is examining several features on Mars that address the role of water at different times in Martian history.
Brain atrophy in elderly leads to unintended racism, depression and problem gambling
An invisible force so mysterious that it has yet to be understood by even the most eminent astronomers is being turned into music at a new Cambridge University exhibition.
Biofuels could increase global warming with laughing gas, says Nobel prize-winning chemist
As we age, our brains slowly shrink in volume and weight. This includes significant atrophy within the frontal lobes, the seat of executive functioning. Executive functions include planning, controlling, and inhibiting thought and behavior. In the aging population, an inability to inhibit unwanted thoughts and behavior causes several social behaviors and cognitions to go awry.
Britain to combat 'cyber-bullying' in schools
Growing and burning many biofuel crops may actually raise, rather than lower, greenhouse gas emissions. That`s the conclusion of a new study led by Nobel prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen, best known for his work on the ozone layer.
Mass Spectrometry of Living Subjects
Britain on Friday launched a campaign to help schools combat "cyber-bullying" of children and teachers using the Internet and mobile phones.
New enzyme research targets osteoporosis
In science fiction movies, it happens all the time: A small device is briefly held against the skin of a sick crewmember and seconds later the monitor displays what ails him. This futuristic image could someday be real.
New method extracts neutrons from superfluid helium
A University of Queensland biophysical chemist is working on new research which one day may slow down or switch off certain diseases.
Pleasant odors perceived the same by different cultures
There are many applications for ultracold neutrons in fundamental physics, Oliver Zimmer tells PhysOrg.com. And we will find even more applications with a stronger source of ultracold neutrons. Zimmer, a scientist at the Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble, France, thinks that he and his colleagues may have found a way to tap a better source for ultracold neutrons by extracting them from...
Recycling wind turbines
Chinese, Africans and Indians may differ in what odors they find yummy, but they all perceive pleasantness in the same way, according to the findings of neurobiologists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.
Simulating kernel production influences maize model accuracy
The development of wind power promises much in terms of providing us with renewable energy for the future and wind turbines could be the most effective way to harness that power. Danish researchers now suggest that in order to assess the overall environmental impact of wind power, however, the finite lifespan of wind turbines and the need to replace and recycle them must be taken into account....
Fossils of baby dinosaurs found in China
Recently, researchers at Iowa State University discovered a way to increase the accuracy of a popular crop model. By zeroing in on early stages leading up to kernel formation, scientists believe they can help improve yield predictions across a variety of environmental conditions. The team of scientists reported their findings in the September-October issue of Crop Science.
Cholera confirmed in Baghdad
Chinese scientists said Friday they had found fossils belonging to six baby dinosaurs that died in a volcanic mudflow 125 million years ago.
Gorilla undegoes uterine fibroid surgery
At least one case of cholera has been reported in Baghdad, raising concern that the epidemic in northern Iraq is spreading south.
Computer program traces ancestry using anonymous DNA samples
A gorilla at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois is the first gorilla to undergo uterine fibroid embolization.
Palm Struggles to Shine Again
A group of computer scientists, mathematicians, and biologists from around the world have developed a computer algorithm that can help trace the genetic ancestry of thousands of individuals in minutes, without any prior knowledge of their background. The team`s findings will be published in the September 2007 edition of the journal PLoS Genetics.
Scientists discover technique to help 'friendly bacteria'
(AP) -- Palm Inc.'s death knell has been rung over and over - on Wall Street, in headlines, and by a growing number of discontented fans.
Suit Seeks 'A La Carte' Channel Choices
There is currently a great deal of interest in the health-associated properties of probiotics, also known as beneficial` or friendly` bacteria, and prebiotics, the food needed for the growth of probiotic when inside our bodies. University of Leicester scientists have discovered a natural fruit-based extract that dramatically improves the growth and probiotic qualities of friendly` bacteria...
(AP) -- The U.S. pay-TV industry amounts to a cartel because it maintains profits by offering channels in prepackaged tiers rather than "a la carte," according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles.