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Little-known Mouth Fluid May Lead To Test For Gum Disease

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

( American Chemical Society ) A little-known fluid produced in tiny amounts in the gums, those tough pink tissues that hold the teeth in place, has become a hot topic for scientists trying to develop an early, noninvasive test for gum disease, the No. 1 cause of tooth loss in adults....

Better Animal-free Test For Chemicals That Can Cause Contact Dermatitis

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

( American Chemical Society ) Scientists are reporting development of a fast, simple, inexpensive method for determining whether chemicals in consumer products and workplaces may cause skin allergies in people -- a method that does not involve use of animals. Their study appears in...

FDA: Rare Cases of Liver Injury Reported with Use of Xenical, Alli

May 26, 2010 9:27 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today advised consumers and health care professionals about potential rare occurrences of severe liver injury in patients taking the weight-loss medication orlistat, marketed as Xenical and Alli.

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Love It Or Hate It, PowerPoint Shapes Strategy-making, Says New Rotman Paper

May 26, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management ) It's a staple presentation tool in most businesses. Its been banned as a productivity killer. Say what you like about PowerPoint, the computer software that presents business cases like a slide show, but one researcher at the...

U.S., China Launch Airline Biofuel Venture

May 26, 2010 8:50 am | Comments

The United States and China launched a research venture Wednesday to develop biofuels for use by Chinese airlines based on algae or oily nuts.

BP Accused of Taking Shortcuts; Top Kill Attempt Ready

May 26, 2010 8:42 am | Comments

Senior managers complained BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well that blew out.

Monsanto's Hugh Grant to Address Investors at Bernstein Conference

May 26, 2010 8:28 am | by Monsanto | Comments

ST. LOUIS, May 26, 2010 / PRNewswire-FirstCall / -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) will hold a webcast next Wednesday, June 2, in conjunction with a presentation by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant at the Bernstein

EPA: Most Texas Refineries Break Clean Air Act

May 26, 2010 8:27 am | Comments

The EPA will stop Texas from issuing operating permits to refineries that violate the Clean Air Act.

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Study: Major Hurricane Could Devastate Houston

May 26, 2010 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) With the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, a new report from experts at several Texas universities is warning that a major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region. A report issued today by the Rice University-based Severe Storm...

New Technology Will Make Election Voting More Efficient

May 26, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ) Did you stay up all night to hear your local result during the recent election? Time-consuming manual vote-counts and ballot boxes could soon be consigned to the history books, thanks to innovative new secure voting technology.

Powe Award Supports Development Of Nanocomposites To Monitor Wind Turbine Blade Structure

May 26, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) Wind turbine blades enjoy a steady wind but can be damaged by gust-induced vibrations. The researcher proposes to create tiny sensor patches that can be selectively placed in key locations where it is anticipated that damage will start. The patches are made of the...

Maintenance Worker Dies at OK Lime Plant

May 26, 2010 8:21 am | Comments

A maintenance worker died when a vacuum rolling grinder he was working on unexpectedly turned on.

Astronomers Discover New Star-forming Regions In Milky Way

May 26, 2010 7:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Radio Astronomy Observatory ) Newly-discovered star-forming regions are revealing new view of Milky Way's structure and promise new clues about the Galaxy's chemical composition

Prehistoric birds were poor flyers, research shows

May 26, 2010 7:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

The evolution of flight took longer than previously thought with the ancestors of modern birds "rubbish" at flying, if they flew at all, according to scientists.

Swarming locusts need larger brains

May 26, 2010 7:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

One of the most devastating events in the insect world -- the locust swarm -- has extraordinary effects on the insect's brains, scientists have discovered.

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