December 2008 (Archive)

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McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses due to potential cadmium risk — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced…
Hogchoker - the new Internet star — A small flatfish living along the coast of North America is the…
Cancer deaths are projected to double by 2030 — Cancer deaths are projected to double in the next two decades.…

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Wasps clock faces like humans — Face recognition in golden paper wasps may be an adaptation to…
Entangled diamonds vibrate together — Objects big enough for the eye to see have been placed in a weirdly…
How animals predict earthquakes — Animals may sense chemical changes in groundwater that occur…
New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact — Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there…

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News | Archive (1 December 2008)

Archived news stories published on 1 December 2008 [chronologically, reverse order]
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As close as possible to reality — Trucks drive thousands of kilometres through Europe every month, taking oranges from Greece to Scandinavia, delivering Spanish…
The first animal on Earth was probably significantly more complex than thought
The first animal on Earth was probably significantly more complex than thought — A new study mapping the evolutionary history of animals indicates that Earth's first animal - a mysterious creature whose…
Stereo view of Phobos captured by NASA spacecraft
Stereo view of Phobos captured by NASA spacecraft — A new stereo view of Phobos, the larger and inner of Mars' two tiny moons, has been captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting…
Gene variant increases risk of asthma
Gene variant increases risk of asthma — A tiny variation in a gene known as CHI3L1 increases susceptibility to asthma, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and decline…

New ERP system for aviation maintenance goes live at Japan Airlines

— 19:21 GMT | Technology

Japan Airlines International officially launched 'JAL Mighty,' a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for aviation maintenance, this November. IBM Japan, IBM Business Consulting Services, and SAP Japan Co., Ltd collaborated on the project to create a system to manage maintenance planning, quality control and parts inventory for approximately 160 aircraft, 460 engines, and 500,000 parts. Also equipped with 19 standard SAP modules to serve approximately 6,000 users including aircraft mechanics, the system…

Newborns exposed to maternal smoking more irritable, difficult to soothe

— 18:54 GMT | Health

Previous studies have shown that babies exposed to tobacco in utero are more likely to have a low birth weight and are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome. Now new research by The Miriam Hospital reveals that these babies are also less likely to self-soothe and are more aroused and excitable than newborns whose mothers did not smoke during pregnancy…

Palm Pilots bridge communication gap between therapists and patients

— 18:54 GMT | Health

Palm Pilots already perform a variety of functions, and in the future, they may be used as a therapeutic tool that benefits people with personality disorders. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher used Palm Pilots as electronic diaries to record and analyse mood variability in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and found that the devices helped bridge an important communication gap between therapists and patients…

Tool helps identify gene function in soybeans

— 18:54 GMT | Biology

In the race for bioengineered crops, sequencing the genome could be considered the first leg in a multi-leg relay. Once the sequence is complete, the baton is passed forward to researchers to identify genes' functions. A draft sequence of the soybean genome is now available, and the complete genome will be available soon. Taking the next step in a new study, University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Plant Group researchers have demonstrated the applicability of a genomic tool for identifying gene function in soybeans. Understanding gene function in soybeans will ultimately benefit crop performance…

New technique captures high-resolution images of full retina

— 18:28 GMT | Health

Researchers used a new imaging technique to take high quality colour photographs of the clinical stages of ocular inflammation in mice, and the technology could help in the monitoring and treatment of diseases of the eye that may cause blindness…

Breast cancer in men: Mammography and sonography findings

— 18:28 GMT | Health

Mammography and sonography findings help doctors identify and appropriately treat breast cancer in men, according to a study performed at the University of Texas M.D. Cancer Centre in Houston, TX…

Coronary CTA: Non-invasive, low cost alternative for 'intermediate risk' patients

— 18:28 GMT | Health

Coronary CTA offers a low cost, non-invasive alternative to conventional angiography for evaluating patients who are suspected of having coronary artery disease; true even if the patients have calcified coronary artery plaques, according to a study performed at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA…

Dual-head gamma camera increases ability to detect breast tumours not seen on mammography

— 18:28 GMT | Health

A dual-headed dedicated gamma camera used during molecular breast imaging (MBI) can accurately detect small breast tumours less than 2 cm in size, according to a study performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN…

Large study illustrates cardiac CT can effectively assess coronary artery disease

— 18:28 GMT | Health

Cardiac CT can effectively assess coronary artery stenosis, according to a large study performed at Leiden University Medical Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands…

Multidetector CT cystography accurately detects urine leaks after prostatectomy

— 18:28 GMT | Health

Multidetector CT (MDCT) cystography (diagnostic procedure used to examine the bladder) can be used to detect vesicourethral leaks (a common problem) after prostatectomy according to a study that was performed at the Seoul National University College of Medicine in the Republic of Korea…

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