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Oil spill teams keep wary eye on storm in Gulf

June 27, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

CHETUMAL, Mexico (Reuters) - The Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm posed an uncertain threat to the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, as a report said relief wells may halt the worst U.S. oil spill ahead of schedule.

Storm Alex downgraded to tropical depression

June 27, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Storm Alex was downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved over the Yucatan Peninsula but was likely to regain strength over the Gulf of Mexico later on Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Gestational Diabetes Linked To Serotonin And Dietary Protein

June 27, 2010 9:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - San Francisco ) The cause of diabetes during pregnancy is directly controlled by serotonin, a chemical produced by the body and normally known as a neurotransmitter, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother's diet early in pregnancy,...

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Carbon Nanotubes Form Ultrasensitive Biosensor To Detect Proteins

June 27, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Boston College ) Boston College researchers have used carbon nanotubes and molecular imprinting to develop a biosensor capable of detecting proteins, according to a report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Physicists Explain Why Superconductors Fail To Produce Super Currents

June 27, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Florida ) When high-temperature superconductors were first announced in the late 1980s, it was thought that they would lead to ultra-efficient magnetic trains and other paradigm-shifting technologies.

Carbon Sequestration: Boon Or Burden

June 27, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Copenhagen ) The idea to sequester carbon is gaining support as a way to avoid global warming. For example, the European Union plans to invest billions of Euros to develop carbon capture and storage whereby CO2 will be extracted and stored underground. But how...

Alex weakens over Yucatan but to regain storm power

June 27, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Alex, the first named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, was downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved over the Yucatan peninsula but was likely to regain strength over the Gulf of Mexico later on Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Oil spill efforts ramp up as storm eyed anxiously

June 26, 2010 9:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is posing an uncertain threat to the Gulf of Mexico, even as efforts to contain the worst oil spill in U.S. history are set to ramp up.

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Storm threat to oil spill efforts

June 26, 2010 8:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was on track on Saturday to reach the Gulf of Mexico within days, a potential threat to containment and cleanup of the worst ever U.S. oil spill.

Storm Alex nears Belize, Yucatan Peninsula

June 26, 2010 7:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex was close to making landfall in Belize on Saturday as it dumped rain on Guatemala and the Yucatan peninsula, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Global wind shifts may have ushered in warmer climate at end of last ice age

June 26, 2010 7:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists still puzzle over how Earth emerged from its last ice age, an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of human civilization. Most scientists say that the trigger, at least initially, was an orbital shift that caused more sunlight to fall across Earth's northern...

Storm Alex to make Mexico landfall soon

June 26, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex gained speed as it approached Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where it was expected to make landfall Saturday night before heading into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Storm threat to U.S. oil spill efforts; US, UK discuss BP

June 26, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was on track on Saturday to reach the Gulf of Mexico within days, a potential threat to containment and cleanup of the worst ever U.S. oil spill.

Storm a new twist for U.S. oil spill cleanup effort

June 26, 2010 1:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was expected to focus on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster in talks on Saturday with Britain's new leader, even as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened to disrupt containment and cleanup...

Boehringer Ingelheim announces results of phase III data showing that linagliptin significantly lowered blood glucose with an excellent safety and tolerability profile

June 26, 2010 8:26 am | by Boehringer Ingelheim | Comments

New phase III data demonstrate clinically meaningful improvements in blood glucose control with linagliptin mono- and combination therapy - For non-US healthcare media only

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