Carbon dioxide triggers inborn distress
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Doctors Hope to Contain Ebola Outbreak
PLoS ONE publishes a study showing that inhalation of carbon dioxide (CO2) triggers emotional distress and a panic response in healthy individuals. The findings of the study posit panic as an inborn survival-oriented response. The results may be relevant for a better understanding and the further prevention of emotional disorders.
Drug has ability to cure type of leukemia
(AP) -- With only two patients left in an isolation ward Tuesday, doctors are hopeful an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Congo may soon be contained.
E-Mail Attackers Target Corporate Execs
In people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the drug Imatinib has been shown to drive cancer into remission, but the disease often returns when treatment is stopped. New research by UC Irvine scientists indicates that Imatinib could cure CML under certain circumstances if it is taken over a long enough period of time.
Group Renames Asteroid for George Takei
(AP) -- During a two-hour period on June 24, something unusual and a bit worrying turned up in e-mail security firm MessageLabs Inc.'s filters: 514 messages tailored to senior executives of corporate clients that contained malicious programs designed to steal sensitive company data.
HD DVD to Launch Online Shopping Feature
(AP) -- A piece of outer space named for George Takei is in kind of a rough neighborhood for somebody who steers a starship: an asteroid belt.
How basil gets its zing
(AP) -- Just watched "Evan Almighty"? Did its environmental message make you want to buy ecologically sound toilet paper? Well, now you can get instant gratification - if you watched the movie on an HD DVD player and are willing to give the remote a workout.
Microsoft Shows Off New Zune Players
The blend of aromatic essential oils that gives fresh basil leaves their characteristic warm and sweet aroma is well characterized but not much is known about the enzymatic machinery manufacturing the odiferous mix. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of Michigan followed their noses and solved part of the molecular puzzle.
New research into plant colors sheds light on antioxidants
(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. took the wraps off its second-generation Zune digital media players late Tuesday, showing three models that bring the software maker's offerings more in line with Apple's market-leading iPod.
Scientists have made an important advance in understanding the genetic processes that give flowers, leaves and plants their bright colours. The knowledge could lead to a range of benefits, including better understanding of the cancer-fighting properties of plant pigments and new, natural food colourings. The research is highlighted in the new issue of Business from the Biotechnology and Biological...
The 'MIP-MAP' game: Indian bug is the ancestor of Crohn's disease pathogen
With atoms and molecules in a gas moving at thousands of kilometres per hour, physicists have long sought a way to slow them down to a few kilometres per hour to trap them.
Agency Studies Restoration at Ind. Lake
An Indian team of researchers led by Seyed E. Hasnain of the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), University of Hyderabad, India has found that a seemingly unknown mycobacterial organism Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP) could be the earliest ancestor of the 'generalist' branch of mycobacterial pathogens.
Dead Whale Washes Back to Calif. Shore
(AP) -- Restoration could begin soon on the ecosystem of a northwestern Indiana lake that has been polluted for decades with sewage and stormwater filled with fertilizer from farm fields.
EBay Warns Buyers, Sellers of Recalls
(AP) -- Getting rid of a dead blue whale is proving no easy feat. More than a week after a 70-foot whale carcass was hauled out to sea, the creature's putrid remains washed back to shore.
Nanotechnology: not just for geeks
(AP) -- EBay Inc. said Tuesday it is sending notices to sellers hawking recalled items, warning that they could be kicked off the Web site and may have to forfeit their fees.
Toshiba Gadget Reads Hand As Remote
Say nanotechnology, and geeks imagine iPhones, laptops and flash drives. But more than 60 percent of the 580 products in a newly updated inventory of nanotechnology consumer products are such un-geeky items as tennis racquets, clothing, and health products.
Red Sea volcano erupts for third straight day
(AP) -- You won't have to grope around for the remote anymore if Toshiba's latest technology makes it to your living room: It lets you control a DVD player with hand motions - without touching a clicker or keyboard.
Babies protect mothers against breast cancer: study
A volcano on a Yemeni island in the Red Sea was spewing a deadly mix of lava and ash for the third straight day on Tuesday, after erupting for the first time since the 19th century.
U.S. airline data available on the Web
Having children could reduce the risk of getting breast cancer because cells with strong protective characteristics are transferred from the baby in the womb to the mother, a study showed Tuesday.
Genes May Hold Keys to How Humans Learn
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the International Center for Air Transportation have created a comprehensive Web collection of airline data.
Two more Atlantic hurricanes expected this year: experts
New research is giving scientists fresh insights into how genetics are a prime factor in how we learn.
Microsoft Mum on Plans for EU Appeal
Two more hurricanes, one of them of major intensity, are expected to form over the Atlantic ocean this year, forecasters said in a report out on Tuesday.
The family that eats together stays healthy together
(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. kept its options open Tuesday on whether it will appeal a landmark antitrust ruling and record $613 million fine imposed by European competition authorities that an EU court upheld last month.
Engineer develops technology to quickly find leaks in spacecraft
In this fast-paced world, it can be a challenge for families to find time to share a meal. But a nutritionist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says sitting down to eat as a family is worth juggling your schedule.
Menace in a bottle: Detecting liquid explosives
Tiny meteors flash through space. There's spacecraft debris flying around, too. And so there's a risk that objects just a few millimeters across could pierce the thin aluminum skin of spacecraft such as the International Space Station orbiting 220 miles above Earth.
After the plot to blow up trans-Atlantic airlines with liquid explosives was uncovered in London in August 2006, there has been pressure on the airline industry, and Homeland Security, to find new ways to not only detect liquids in baggage and on airline passengers, but also to figure out what they are. Now, the DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) is teaming with scientists at the Los...