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FRIDAY 14. NOVEMBER 2008


Unhappy people watch TV, happy people read/socialize, says study

A new study by sociologists at the University of Maryland concludes that unhappy people watch more TV, while people who describe themselves as very happy spend more time reading and socializing. The study appears in the December issue of the journal Social Indicators Research.

Affordable medicine plan goes global

An innovative plan to get new life-saving drugs into the hands of millions of people around the world who need medicines but can't afford the massive costs will be unveiled to key decision makers in London and Washington over the coming weeks.

Breakthrough in cell-type analysis offers new ways to study development and disease

(PhysOrg.com) -- Like skilled assassins, many diseases seem to know exactly what types of cells to attack. While decimating one cadre of cells, diseases will inexplicably spare a seemingly identical group of neighbors. What makes cells vulnerable or not depends largely on the kinds and amounts of proteins they produce — their “translational profile,” in the lingo of molecular biology. For this...

Researchers identify toehold for HIV's assault on brain

Scientists have unraveled in unprecedented detail the cascade of events that go wrong in brain cells affected by HIV, a virus whose assault on the nervous system continues unabated despite antiviral medications that can keep the virus at bay for years in the rest of the body.

Time for a Medicare checkup

Old enough for Medicare but don't know what to buy? Been signed up to the Medicare system for several years but don't know what you really have?