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Earlier Diagnosis And Treatment Of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis In Families Now Possible

Researchers have found that first-degree relatives (i.e., parents, siblings, children) of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis are more likely to have the biomarker of the disease in their blood. Armed with this new information, physicians could screen and assess first-degree relatives of PBC patients with a simple blood test, enabling them to diagnose and treat more patients before the disease...

Google Sponsors Lunar X PRIZE To Create A Space Race For A New Generation

The X PRIZE Foundation and Google Inc. announced on September 13 the Google Lunar X PRIZE, a robotic race to the Moon to win a $30 million prize purse. Private companies from around the world will compete to land a privately funded robotic rover on the Moon that is capable of completing several mission objectives, including roaming the lunar surface for at least 500 meters and sending video,...

TV writer high bidder on Vick notes (AP)

AP - A television writer and producer paid $10,200 for what an animal rights group said are notes from football star Michael Vick's speech apologizing for a dogfighting scandal.

Doctors: Protocol Key to Helping Players

(AP) -- Winston Moss was still wearing his pads when he went in for the CT scan. The Seattle Seahawks linebacker suffered a neck fracture during a road game in Baltimore in 1997, and the Ravens medical staff's emergency protocol ensured that that he quickly received the proper treatment.

Chinese Writer Wins Copyright Suit

(AP) -- A Chinese court ordered Sohu.com to compensate a script writer for lost income after the Web site sold romantic mobile phone messages he wrote without paying him, the writer and his lawyer said Friday.

Famed '$100 Laptop' Now $188

(AP) -- The vaunted "$100 laptop" that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren is becoming a slightly more distant concept.

Germany approves plan for TV on phones

German anti-monopoly authorities on Friday approved plans by mobile phone operators T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone to create a joint technical platform to bring television to mobile phones.


N.Y. looks to showcase 2 'diving trails' (AP)

AP - A half-mile offshore, 25 feet below the surface of Lake Ontario, the hull of the David B. Mills lies wrecked in three large sections, broken apart after a violent October storm 88 years ago after running aground on Ford Shoals.

Physicists Pin Down Spin Of Surface Atoms

Physicists have successfully measured the atomic spin of an isolated atom, one of the necessary steps on the road to quantum computers and spintronics devices. Using a scanning tunneling microscope with a spin-polarized tip, they mapped the surface topography and the surface energy levels to determine the spin of adatoms, the first time this has been measured directly.

Correction: Pipeline explosions story (AP)

AP - In an Sept. 11 story about rebel attacks on natural gas and oil pipelines, The Associated Press reported erroneously that The Hershey Co. was among a dozen companies forced to suspend or scale back Mexican operations for lack of natural gas. Hershey says its operations weren't affected by the attacks. The error first appeared in July 11-15 stories from Mexico City about the gas pipelines.