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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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News | Archive (25 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 25 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Alzheimer's disease breakthrough
Alzheimer's disease breakthrough — CSIRO scientists have developed a new system to screen for compounds that can inhibit one of the processes that takes place…
Comet particles provide glimpse of solar system's birth
Comet particles provide glimpse of solar system's birth — Scientists are tracking the violent convulsions in the giant cloud of gas and dust that gave birth to the solar system 4.5…
FoxJ1 helps cilia beat a path to asymmetry
FoxJ1 helps cilia beat a path to asymmetry — New work at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reveals how a genetic switch, known as FoxJ1, helps developing embryos…
Glacial erosion changes mountain responses to plate tectonics
Glacial erosion changes mountain responses to plate tectonics — Intense glacial erosion has not only carved the surface of the highest coastal mountain range on earth, the spectacular St.…

Physical limitations take a significant toll in breast cancer survivors

— 12:44 GMT | Health

Basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives…

Moving closer to outdoor recreation not a recipe for being more physically active

— 12:41 GMT | Health

You'd think that people choosing to live near to outdoor recreation amenities would have a lower body mass index or BMI thanks to an increase in all that healthy outdoor activity right on one's doorstep. Yet a new University of Alberta study looking at the relationship between reasons for choosing a neighbourhood to live in, physical activity and BMI, shows that's simply not the case…

National study: Abortion does not cause depression or low self-esteem in adolescents

— 12:38 GMT | Health

A new study has determined that teenagers who have abortions are no more likely to become depressed or have low self-esteem than their peers whose pregnancies do not end in abortion…

NASA satellites see Tropical Storm Matthew grow quickly, warnings up in Central America

— 12:35 GMT | Environment

An instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite noticed increasing colder cloud top temperatures of tropical depression 15 in the south-central Caribbean just before it strengthened into Tropical Storm Matthew late on Sept. 23. The TRMM satellite also spotted heavy rainfall within the system. Matthew is now headed to the western Caribbean and watches and warnings are in place as Matthew may continue to strengthen…

NASA's CloudSat satellite sees a powerful heat engine in Typhoon Malakas

— 12:32 GMT | Environment

Towering thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are two things that NASA's CloudSat satellite saw as it passed over Typhoon Malakas, and those two factors confirm a strong storm. NASA's CloudSat satellite's Cloud Profiling Radar can basically slice a tropical cyclone in half and take a look at its clouds and rainfall, and that's what it did when it passed over Typhoon Malakas on Sept. 23…

GOES-13 Satellite sees Lisa a tropical storm, for now

— 12:29 GMT | Environment

The GOES-13 satellite has been keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Lisa and watched her birth, graduation to depression then tropical storm and back to depression. Now, Lisa has grown back to tropical storm status, but it may be short-lived…

Mekong dam proposal goes under the microscope

— 12:26 GMT | Environment

The Mekong giant catfish is part of a historical Lao and Thai fishery. Local culture considers the animal a 'spirit fish' that, if caught, can bestow good luck on the fishermen. The fish meat can also sold for top prices. The Mekong giant catfish has faced over a decade of unsustainable fishing pressure and is now listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species…

Russia Far East hosts major tiger party ahead of summit

— 12:23 GMT | Environment

Every year on the last Sunday in September, Vladivostok turns orange with stripes. This year, as it hosts its annual Tiger Day on Sunday, Sept. 26th, the largest city in the Russian Far East will be buzzing with extra excitement as festivities take place prior to the first ever Global Tiger Summit to be held in Russia in the city of St. Petersburg from Nov. 21-24…

TU Delft to help cancer patients

— 12:20 GMT | Health

TU Delft's nuclear research reactor will be used as a back-up facility for the production of the radioactive isotope molybdenum-99, when supplies run out. Molybdenum-99 is widely used in hospitals in order to locate cancer. The substance is regularly in short supply because there are only five large commercial producers worldwide, and they all produce using older reactors. TU Delft announced earlier this year that its reactor could act as back-up facility when supplies run out. The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has accepted this offer and asked the university to adapt its reactor for the production of this isotope…

OU research team uncovers key molecule for keeping other oral microorganisms in check

— 12:17 GMT | Health

A University of Oklahoma research team has uncovered a key to arresting the growth of thrush - a type of oral yeast infection that sickens patients with compromised immune systems, diabetes and newborns as well as healthy individuals, who may contract the disease following antibiotic treatment of an illness…

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