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Inhibitors of shuttle molecule show promise in acute leukemia

A novel family of experimental agents that blocks a molecule from shuttling proteins out of the cell nucleus might offer a new treatment for people with acute leukemia. The agents, called KPT-SINEs (selective inhibitors of nuclear export), target a transport protein called CRM1. The study shows that these agents inhibit leukemia-cell proliferation, arrest cell division, and induce cell death and...

Night work may put women's health at risk

The risk of developing breast cancer is higher among women who have worked at night, according to new research. The study compared the careers of 1,200 women who had developed breast cancer between 2005 and 2008 with the careers of 1,300 other women.

Q&A: Enterprise Social Software Strategies

For the third year in a row, research firm IDC has ranked IBM number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software. According to IDC's analysis of 2011 revenue, IBM grew faster than its competitors and nearly two times faster than the overall market, which grew approximately 40 percent. The enterprise social platforms market is expected to reach $4.5 billion by 2016, representing...

Google+ Local Combines Search with Zagat

If you're traveling and looking for a restaurant, hotel or attraction, then Google has revamped its local-business search results through the prism of guidebook specialist Zagat and Google+, its own social network and answer to Facebook. It's called Google+ Local, and you can view Google's tweaks to its local-business search results from a new Local tab in Google+. You can also peruse these...

Smartphones Gain Ability To Learn by Touching

There's a form of extra-sensory perception called psychometry, whose practitioners claim to learn things about objects by touching them. Smartphones set to be released this month by Samsung and Sony will have some of that ability: they'll learn things when you touch them to pre-programmed "tags." For example, you can program a tag with your phone number, and stick it on your business card. When...

Search Results May Deliver Tainted Links

Internet search results have surpassed e-mail as the main way cybercriminals attempt to victimize Internet users. That's the upshot of an analysis of Web traffic from more than 75 million users on home and corporate networks conducted by Blue Coat Security Lab. Researchers found criminals are poisoning the search results consumers receive when searching on Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search...

Highlights of the Apple WWDC -- and What Was Missing

Now that the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference has folded its tent and sent the Apple faithful home to consider the wonders that lie ahead, it's probably a good time to see just what Apple has offered -- and what, significantly, it did not. First things first: No iPhone 5 -- not that anyone expected it. Apple is obviously saving the next generation of its smartphone for a show of its own...

Drones and Computers Are New 'Shadow War' Weapons

After a decade of costly conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American way of war is evolving toward less brawn, more guile. Drone aircraft spy on and attack terrorists with no pilot in harm's way. Small teams of special operations troops quietly train and advise foreign forces. Viruses sent from computers to foreign networks strike silently, with no American fingerprint. It's war in the...

From pomegranate peel to nanoparticles

Food waste is a growing problem in many parts of the world, but discarded fruit peel, in the case of pomegranates, could be put to good use in the burgeoning field of nanotechnology according to new research.

Where to put nuclear waste: My backyard?

Researchers in Finland have found that acceptance of the site of a spent nuclear fuel repository can depend on gender and economic background. Affluent men more often have a positive opinion on the location of such facilities than women or disadvantaged people.

Fishing for answers to autism puzzle

Fish cannot display symptoms of autism, schizophrenia, or other human brain disorders. However, scientists have shown that zebrafish can be a useful tool for studying the genes that contribute to such disorders.