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Money to be made in potash, renewables: DWS

May 3, 2010 6:24 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - There is still cash to be reaped from beaten renewable energy stocks, as governments will continue to pump cash into the sector, even after large subsidy cuts, a fund manager at Deutsche Bank asset management arm DWS told Reuters.

Tobacco Battles Burning Out

May 3, 2010 5:45 am | Blogs | Comments

Tobacco companies needs to spend less time fighting social and federal efforts and more time looking for ways to become a positive force in a growing health- and environmentally-conscious global marketplace.

Global CIO: IBM Took 'Goldmine Of Taxpayer Money,' Claims Bureaucrat

May 3, 2010 4:25 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

Column about a 10-year IT services deal between Indiana and IBM that Indiana cancelled after 3 years because it felt new systems weren't operating properly and that IBM's progress was too slow.


Eastman Completes Acquisition of Genovique Specialties

May 3, 2010 4:25 am | by Eastman | News | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Genovique Specialties Corporation, a leading global producer of specialty plasticizers, benzoic acid, and sodium benzoate.

Ocean bacteria can harvest energy from sunlight for survival

May 2, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Bacteria in the ocean can harvest light energy from sunlight to promote survival thanks to a unique photoprotein, according to research by a team of scientists in Sweden and Spain.

New insights into how omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation also hints at novel disease treatments

May 2, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Scientists went on a molecular fishing trip and netted a catch of new mediators that not only can explain how omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, but also hint at novel treatments for a host of diseases linked to inflammatory processes.

Lollipops and ice fishing: Molecular rulers used to probe nanopores

May 2, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Using a pair of exotic techniques including a molecular-scale version of ice fishing, researchers have developed methods to measure accurately the length of "nanopores," the miniscule channels found in cell membranes. The team's "molecular rulers" could serve as a way to calibrate...

Hand-clapping songs improve motor and cognitive skills, research shows

May 2, 2010 11:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A researcher in Israel conducted the first study of hand-clapping songs, revealing a direct link between those activities and the development of important skills in children and young adults, including university students.


Young assault victims often involved in subsequent violence

May 2, 2010 10:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Academy of Pediatrics ) When adolescents are treated in an emergency department (ED) after being assaulted, they have a significant chance of being involved in another violent encounter soon afterward.

Improving the health of all the world's children

May 2, 2010 8:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Academy of Pediatrics ) Each year, millions of children in developing countries die from diseases for which known treatments exist. How to use this knowledge to save children's lives on a global scale will be discussed in a day-long session Monday, May 3, 2010, at the...

Large amounts of nitrogen stored beneath selected agricultural areas

May 2, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Society of Agronomy ) Scientists at the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program and the USDA Agricultural Research Service used a new version of the Root Zone Water Quality Model to estimate unsaturated zone nitrogen mass balances at four agricultural fields. The...

U.S. Pressures BP over Gulf Oil Spill; No Easy Fix

May 2, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

An oil slick moved closer to the Gulf Coast, threatening an economic and ecological disaster as President Obama sharpened his criticism and pressed BP to find a way to stop the oil from gushing.

U.S. pressures BP over oil spill as Obama visits Gulf

May 2, 2010 6:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - A vast oil slick bore down on the Gulf Coast on Sunday, threatening an economic and ecological disaster as President Barack Obama sharpened his criticism of BP Plc and pressed the energy giant to halt the oil gushing from its ruptured well.

Transplant drug 2-year study outcomes show superior kidney function

May 2, 2010 3:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Emory University ) Two-year results from phase III clinical trials show the experimental immunosuppressive drug belatacept can better preserve kidney function in kidney transplant recipients while preventing graft rejection when compared with the standard immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine.

Researchers make advances in understanding causes, treatments and outcomes of liver disease

May 2, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Digestive Disease Week ) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which may soon be the leading indication for liver transplant, is found to be significantly associated with worse transplant outcomes. In addition, a new tool for diagnosing NAFLD represents an alternative to liver...


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