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Immunologists Find Better Way To Boost The Immune System

Immunologists have discovered how to manipulate the immune system to increase its power and protect the body from successive viral infections. These findings may point the way toward developing new and more effective vaccines against diseases like influenza or HIV and enhance new developments in immunology....

Stress At Work Is Linked To Heart Disease

New research has produced strong evidence of how work stress is linked to the biological mechanisms involved in the onset of heart disease. It is the first large-scale study to look at the cardiovascular mechanisms of work stress in the population and provides the strongest evidence yet of the way it can lead to coronary heart disease, either directly, by activating stress pathways controlled by...

UltraBattery Sets New Standard For Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The odometer of a low emission hybrid electric test vehicle recently reached 100,000 miles as the car circled a track in the UK using the power of an advanced CSIRO battery system. The UltraBattery combines a supercapacitor and a lead acid battery in a single unit, creating a hybrid car battery that lasts longer, costs less and is more powerful than current technologies used in hybrid electric...

EU plan sets out cuts for CO2 emissions (AP)

AP - The European Union's plan for tackling climate change calls for imposing emissions cuts on member states, building more windmills and making it costlier for major polluters, according to documents to be unveiled...

Project aims to map DNA of 1,000 people (AP)

AP - Any two people may be roughly 99 percent identical at the genetic level. But the small differences are what tantalize scientists, and now they plan to map the DNA of 1,000 people worldwide to examine human genetic...

Study: Warming may cut US hurricane hits (AP)

AP - Global warming could reduce how many hurricanes hit the United States, according to a new federal study that clashes with other research. The new study is the latest in a contentious scientific debate over how man-made global warming may affect the intensity and number of...

A good fight may keep you and your marriage healthy

A good fight with your spouse may be good for your health, research suggests. Couples in which both the husband and wife suppress their anger when one attacks the other die earlier than members of couples where one or both partners express their anger and resolve the conflict, according to preliminary results of a University of Michigan study.

Apple Forecast Disappoints Wall Street

(AP) -- Apple Inc. blew past Wall Street's bullish expectations in the first quarter with a 57 percent jump in profit, but a dramatically lower forecast sent shares plunging on fears about slowing consumer spending on electronics.

EU Plan Sets Out Cuts for CO2 Emissions

(AP) -- The European Union's plan for tackling climate change calls for imposing emissions cuts on member states, building more windmills and making it costlier for major polluters, according to documents to be unveiled Wednesday.

NYC Again Votes for Calories on Menus

(AP) -- Want 300-calorie fries with that? The city Board of Health voted Tuesday to approve a new version of a law requiring fast-food outlets to display calorie counts on their menus, hoping the fat-filled truth will shock New Yorkers into eating healthier.

Report: EBay CEO to Retire 10 Years In

(AP) -- News that eBay Inc. Chief Executive Meg Whitman may retire comes as the online auctioneer faces slowing growth and disappointing returns from its $2.6 billion gamble on the Internet phone service Skype.

Texas Instruments 4Q Profit Up 13 Pct.

(AP) -- Texas Instruments Inc., the largest maker of chips for mobile phones, said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent and sales reversed a yearlong decline.