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BP's U.S. Gulf project exempted from enviro analysis

May 6, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators exempted BP Plc from a detailed environmental review of the exploration project that ultimately resulted in the deadly Gulf of Mexico explosion and subsequent oil spill, documents show.

Milk And Risk Of Renal Cell Cancer: Genetic Research Sheds New Light

May 5, 2010 9:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association for Cancer Research ) While previous research had suggested that drinking milk was related to factors that may increase the risk of renal cell cancer, results of a recent study exploiting the genetic contribution to variation in milk consumption suggest that...

Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy Could Lead To Acute Myeloid Leukemia In Children

May 5, 2010 9:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association for Cancer Research ) Despite public health warnings, drinking is still high among pregnant women. AML risk increased 56 percent among children of those who drank alcohol.


Researchers Discover Genetic Link Between Both Types Of ALS

May 5, 2010 9:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Northwestern University ) Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered a link between sporadic and familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Researchers linked a...

UCLA Researchers Show How World's Smallest 'coffee Ring' May Help Biosensors Detect Disease

May 5, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - Los Angeles ) A research group led by Professor Chih-Ming Ho, a member of National Academy of Engineering, at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has found the definitive microscopic minimal threshold of coffee ring formation,...

First X-ray Laser's Early Success Brings Approval For Next-phase Facility

May 5, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ) The US Department of Energy has granted approval for SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory -- home of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the world's first hard X-ray laser -- to begin planning a second X-ray laser at the laboratory: LCLS-II.

iPhone Goes Nuclear

May 5, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Utah ) A fission reaction in a nuclear reactor? There's an "app" for that! An iPhone "application" or software developed by the University of Utah's Scientific Imaging and Computing Institute to look at medical CT or MRI scans now is being used by the university's...

New Study Examines Use Of Social Media In The Classroom

May 5, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rochester Institute of Technology ) A recent study by the Lab for Social Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that the use of social media in classroom settings has little effect on building connections or social capital among students.


UH Engineers To Improve Test For Cardiovascular Disease

May 5, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Houston ) Two University of Houston professors are working to help keep your heart beating stronger and longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip. VENDYS, a device mechanical engineering professors Stanley Kleis and Ralph Metcalfe helped develop,...

Preventing Blindness Focus Of ORNL Technology, AMDx

May 5, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) Automated Medical Diagnostics, a startup company based in Memphis, envisions its product helping to preserve the sight of millions of people at risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.

White House: Would back big rise in oil rig liability

May 5, 2010 4:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House would back "significantly lifting" a $75 million cap on companies responsible for oil spills, spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Wednesday.

U.S. targets invading carp with poison, nets, shocks

May 5, 2010 4:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Looking for Asian carp that could pose a dire threat to billion-dollar Great Lakes fisheries, U.S. authorities announced plans on Wednesday to poison, net and shock any invaders in Chicago-area rivers.

Giant dome, fires aimed at huge U.S. oil spill

May 5, 2010 4:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Workers toiled above and below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday to plug a gushing oil leak and protect the U.S. shoreline in one of the biggest spill containment efforts ever mounted.

How dark chocolate may guard against brain injury from stroke

May 5, 2010 3:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage.

Ind. Barge Builders Return To Work After Strike

May 5, 2010 1:27 pm | by | Comments

Days after ending their monthlong strike, about 600 Jeffboat workers are back on the job at the barge builder's southern Indiana manufacturing plant.


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