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Drug has ability to cure type of leukemia

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.

E-Mail Attackers Target Corporate Execs

(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) -- 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.

How basil gets its zing

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.

Microsoft Shows Off New Zune Players

(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.

New research into plant colors sheds light on antioxidants

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...

Stopping atoms

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

(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.

Dead Whale Washes Back to Calif. Shore

(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.

EBay Warns Buyers, Sellers of Recalls

(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.

Nanotechnology: not just for geeks

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.

Toshiba Gadget Reads Hand As Remote

(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.

Microsoft Mum on Plans for EU Appeal

(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.

The family that eats together stays healthy together

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

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...

FDA approves knee-injury device for humans

A new knee-surgery device investigated by University of Missouri-Columbia researchers that will help to repair meniscus tears, which were previously defined as irreparable, has been approved by the FDA for use in humans.

New clinical guideline for low-back pain

A summary of evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of low-back pain has prompted the American Pain Society (ASP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) to issue a new treatment guideline. The guideline is based on a thorough analysis of published research conducted by investigators at the Oregon Evidence-Based Practice Center at Oregon Health & Science University.