Adobe's 3Q Profit Beats Predictions
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Patients with head and neck cancer may have impairment of some driving skills
(AP) -- Adobe Systems Inc. reported Monday that its third-quarter profit more than doubled from last year, setting a revenue record and easily exceeding Wall Street's expectations as the software company comes off its biggest-ever product launch.
A preliminary study suggests that patients with cancer in the head and neck region may have inferior performance in some driving skills compared with individuals without the disease, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
SUNDAY 16. SEPTEMBER 2007
Astronauts to test high-tech caulk gun
Bottle cleans water in seconds
U.S. astronauts on the next shuttle mission will test the ability of a silicon substance loaded into a high-tech caulk gun to patch tiles.
Gene determines whether male body odor smells pleasant
An Ipswich, England, businessman has created a bottle that makes even the filthiest water drinkable in a matter of seconds.
Good earth: Chemists show origin of soil-scented geosmin
To many, urine smells like urine and vanilla smells like vanilla. But androstenone, a derivative of testosterone that is a potent ingredient in male body odor, can smell like either - depending on your genes. While many people perceive a foul odor from androstenone, usually that of stale urine or strong sweat, others find the scent sweet and pleasant. Still others cannot smell it at all.
Infectious skin disease found in Texas
Brown University chemists have found the origins of an odor - the sweet smell of fresh dirt. In Nature Chemical Biology, the Brown team shows that the protein that makes geosmin - source of the good earth scent - has two similar but distinct halves, each playing a critical role in making this organic compound.
The importance of gene regulation for common human disease
Texas doctors have identified nine cases of the skin disease leishmaniasis in patients who have not traveled to endemic areas.
Private consortium takes over Taiwan's Primax
A new study published in Nature Genetics on Sunday 16 September 2007 show that common, complex diseases are more likely to be due to genetic variation in regions that control activity of genes, rather than in the regions that specify the protein code.
Firm out of NASA shuttle replacement plan
A consortium led by a Taiwanese private equity firm said Sunday that it had acquired a 70-percent stake in leading computer accessories maker Primax Electronics Ltd. for 185.5 million US dollars.
Global climate change, ozone layer are tied: UN official
An Oklahoma company's development of a commercial U.S. spacecraft sustained a setback when NASA decided to quit financing the company's project.
In Health Care Debate, U-Word Is Back
A meeting of signatories to the Montreal Protocol could make a "historic gesture" by working simultaneously to restore the ozone layer and halt global warming, a UN official said in an interview published Saturday.
Arctic Ice Melt Opens Northwest Passage
(AP) -- It's been 14 years since first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's health care reform plan sank like a stone, swallowed by fears of a big-government power grab. In the years since, wary presidential candidates at first avoided the issue altogether, then gingerly dipped one toe, then another, back into the pool.
Ancient Records Help Test Climate Change
(AP) -- Arctic ice has shrunk to the lowest level on record, new satellite images show, raising the possibility that the Northwest Passage that eluded famous explorers will become an open shipping lane.
Yale to Return Machu Picchu Artifacts
(AP) -- A librarian at this 10th century monastery leads a visitor beneath the vaulted ceilings of the archive past the skulls of two former abbots. He pushes aside medieval ledgers of indulgences and absolutions, pulls out one of 13 bound diaries inscribed from 1671 to 1704 and starts to read about the weather.
Explorer Who Found Lost Peru Cities Dies
(AP) -- Yale University has agreed to return thousands of Inca artifacts taken from Peru's famed Machu Picchu citadel almost a century ago, the government said Saturday.
(AP) -- Douglas Eugene "Gene" Savoy, an explorer who discovered more than 40 lost cities in Peru and led long-distance sailing adventures to learn more about ancient cultures, has died. He was 80.
SATURDAY 15. SEPTEMBER 2007
Scientists synthesize memory in yeast cells
A molecule that protects from neuronal disorders
Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully synthesized a DNA-based memory loop in yeast cells, findings that mark a significant step forward in the emerging field of synthetic biology.
Bentley to aim for 'greener' limousines
Many neuronal disorders, including epilepsy, schizophrenia and lissencephaly - a form of mental retardation -, result from abnormal migration of nerve cells during the development of the brain. Researchers from the Mouse Biology Unit of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Italy, have now discovered that a protein that helps organising the cells` skeleton is crucial for preventing...
Security, life threatened by space junk, weapons: report
Volkswagen's luxury car division Bentley wants to make its models more environmentally friendly and to edge closer to proposed EU limits, the financial daily Handelsblatt reported Friday, citing Bentley head Franz-Josef Paefgen.
Chip Makers Seek New Technology
Human security and technologies from cell phones to weather forecasts are more at risk than ever from anti-satellite weapons and space junk, said a research report released Friday.
EU Court to Deliver Microsoft Ruling
(AP) -- We're used to computers becoming obsolete almost as soon as they leave the store because of rapid advances in chip technology, but the whole science of silicon chips is starting to show its age.
Icahn Calls for Sale of BEA Systems
(AP) -- When Europe's second-highest court rules Monday on Microsoft Corp.'s appeal of its landmark antitrust conviction, more will be at stake for regulators than just the behavior of the world's largest software company.
SCO Group Files for Bankruptcy
(AP) -- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn on Friday called for the sale of BEA Systems Inc., a business software maker whose stock price has sagged with the growth in open-source software and under pressure from larger competitors such as IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp.
Apple Posts iPhone Credit Instructions
(AP) -- The SCO Group Inc., licenser of the Unix operating system, filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, drained by unsuccessfully filing lawsuits claiming its software code was misappropriated by developers of the open-source Linux operating system.
(AP) -- Apple Inc. has begun allowing people who bought iPhones before the higher-end model's price was abruptly slashed to apply for a $100 store credit.