Free shopping in a virtual bazaar of gene regulation data
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How pitching changes little leaguers' shoulders
An international team has opened a virtual bazaar, called PAZAR, which allows biologists to share information about gene regulation through individually managed 'boutiques' (data collections). According to research published in the online open access journal, Genome Biology, customers can access data without any charge from any boutique or extract information from the 'superstores' that aggregate...
Umbilical cord gene expression signals premature babies' lung disease risk
At this year's Little League World Series, new rules for the first time forced players to limit the number of times pitchers could throw the ball, and coaches had to strategize how pitchers were used more carefully.
Diagnosing a risk of fatal lung disorders may be possible by analysing the umbilical cords of premature babies, according to research published in the online open access journal Genome Biology. Until now, paediatricians have not been able to predict the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) because of the difficulties with obtaining lung samples.
Australian watchdog goes after Google parent, not subsidiaries
Adolescents have grown taller and put on weight over the last thirty years, but the problem of underweight teens may be worse, a study in the online open access journal BMC Public Health suggests. An analysis of the height, weight, and body-mass index of teenagers during 1966-1969 and 1995-1997 in Norway demonstrates a shift towards taller and heavier teenagers, but also hints that there are more...
Russia marks Sputnik anniversary
Australia's consumer watchdog on Thursday agreed to drop legal action against two Google subsidiaries, but vowed to pursue the Internet giant's parent company for allegedly misleading web users.
Robots May Aid Aging Japanese Population
Russia on Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the tiny satellite whose crackly beeps started the Space Race between the Cold War superpowers.
Vulnerable Germ Labs Tough to Identify
(AP) -- If you grow old in Japan, expect to be served food by a robot, ride a voice-recognition wheelchair or even possibly hire a nurse in a robotic suit - all examples of cutting-edge technology to care for the country's rapidly graying population.
Medtronic Stent Expected to Be Approved
(AP) -- Federal terror-fighting agencies can't identify all the American research laboratories that could become targets of attackers, congressional investigators have found.
Judge Won't Block NASA Background Checks
(AP) -- U.S. doctors haven't seen a new drug-coated stent heart device for years, but that could change soon if the Endeavor stent from Medtronic Inc. wins U.S. regulatory approval. The Minneapolis-based company expects approval by the end of this year.
Toyota's Environmental Image Challenged
(AP) -- A federal judge denied a request Wednesday by more than two dozen workers at one of NASA's research labs to block a Bush administration directive requiring background checks and access to personal information.
Minn., Iowa Residents See Flaming Object
(AP) -- Never mind that the Toyota Prius is popular with environmentally conscious motorists - some environmentalists still wonder if Toyota is living up to its image as a green automaker.
(AP) -- Residents from the Twin Cities to the southwestern corner of Minnesota and into Iowa reported seeing a flaming object shooting through the sky Wednesday, and experts said they may have been watching a meteor.
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IBM bid for Telelogic faces EU anti-trust probe
Naturally-occurring apple compounds reduce risk of pancreatic cancer
The European Commission on Wednesday announced an in-depth probe into US computer giant IBM's proposed takeover of Swedish software firm Telelogic, fearing it could harm competition in the software sector.
New AIM Software Lets Users Share Tunes
Eating flavonol-rich foods like apples may help reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, says a team of international researchers. Quercetin, which is found naturally in apples and onions, has been identified as one of the most beneficial flavonols in preventing and reducing the risk of pancreatic cancer. Although the overall risk was reduced among the study participants, smokers who consumed foods...
Physicist addresses international forum on thermoelectric energy
(AP) -- Now you can listen to the music your friends enjoy while chatting away online.
Researcher: Texas Dinosaur Misidentified
Energy lost from hot engines could save billions of dollars if it could be captured and converted into electricity via thermoelectric devices, Clemson University physicist Terry Tritt told scientists gathered in Dallas for the world-renowned NanoTX `07 conference.
Robot teaches world's first remote surgery
(AP) -- Bones discovered in the 1990s that spurred the Legislature to declare the pleurocoelus the state's official dinosaur were misidentified and actually came from a different species, according to a student's research.
Tasmanian devils face extinction
Argentine surgeons have conducted the world's first remote surgical procedure taught by a U.S. surgeon more than 5,400 miles away using a robot.
U.S. urges using compact fluorescent bulbs
Australian scientists say the ongoing fight to save Tasmanian devils from extinction may be doomed.
Black holes, galaxies young and old visible in massive mapping of the night sky
The U.S. Department of Energy launched its "Change a Light, Change the World" 2007 campaign Wednesday during a Salt Lake City ceremony.
Music Sharing Trial Continues in Minn.
Color images documenting the past 10 billion years of galactic evolution were distributed online this week as part of the first public release of data from a massive project to map a distant region of the universe that combines the efforts of nearly 100 researchers from around the world, including the University of Pittsburgh.
PEP-II Delivers Half an Inverse Attobarn to BaBar, With More to Come
(AP) -- A Minnesota woman accused of music piracy set up her computer in court Wednesday and copied two CDs onto it in front of the jury to show how fast the process is.
Researchers: No faking it, crocodile tears are real
Thanks to a steady push during the course of eight years, the PEP-II accelerator has now delivered double the amount of data originally expected when the BaBar experiment first started up in May of 1999.
Startup Offers 3-Minute Online Dating
When someone feigns sadness they cry crocodile tears, a phrase that comes from an old myth that the animals cry while eating.
(AP) -- A new online dating service believes you can determine the love of your life after a three-minute video chat.