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Could a blood pressure drug dim bad memories?

In the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , a character played by Jim Carrey visits an eccentric scientist who wipes out the bad memories of his relationship with Kate Winslet's character using a machine that maps their location in his brain and systematically deletes them...

February 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

A cure for the common cold? Culprit genome sequenced, but ...

Could the common cold become a thing of the past? Scientists have unraveled the genetic code for all 99 strains of the rhinovirus, but there may be a disconnect between excitement over the feat in the lab versus at pharmaceutical companies that would ordinarily develop a cure or vaccine against infection...

February 13, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Twitter: What is it good for?

Just who's using Twitter, and to what end? We're about to tell you, but the answer takes more than 140 characters — the limit for tweets.

Some 11 percent of U.S.

February 13, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Let's get it on--The condom, that is

Wondering if your sweetheart is going to buy you a box of condoms instead of a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day? Maybe your lover's celebrating two holidays at once: February is also National Condom Month...

February 13, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Steven Chu calls for alt-energy "revolution"

The world needs a "revolution" in science and technology to solve global warming, says Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, made the remarks in today's New York Times ...

February 12, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Indonesia quakes trigger tsunami warning

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake and three dozen aftershocks injured at least 42 people and set off a tsunami warning in eastern Indonesia. The strongest quake struck 195 miles (320 kilometers) north of the Sulawesi island coast at 1:34 A.M...

February 12, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Peanut prez takes the 5th on salmonella

Top brass at Peanut Corp. of America (PCA), whose contaminated peanut products are blamed for sickening 600 people and possibly killing eight others since September, refused to testify today at a congressional hearing...

February 11, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Oklahoma tornadoes kill eight

Eight people are dead after tornadoes swirled through Oklahoma yesterday. The twisters touched down in at least three cities: Lone Grove, Edmond and nearby Oklahoma City.

February 11, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Army anthrax lab suspends research to inventory its germs

The U.S. Army has halted research on most germs at the same biodefense lab fingered as the source of the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings, after discovering that some of the pathogens stored in its refrigerators and freezers aren’t listed in its database...

February 10, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Statins cut the risk of dying--Even if you don't have heart disease

Cholesterol-lowering statins are the best-selling class of drugs in the country. But as their pool of takers has expanded, critics have complained that the meds, while effective in reducing heart attacks and strokes, haven’t been proved to save lives. 

But new research, published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine , indicates that statins do, in fact, reduce the risk of dying for both people with heart disease and for those who are taking the drugs because their cholesterol is elevated...

February 10, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Color scheme: Red focuses attention, blue sets your mind free

Do you always use your lucky blue pen on an exam? Maybe you should switch to red.

University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers tested 600 people on detail-oriented tasks (such as proofreading) and creative tasks (such as brainstorming)...

February 6, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Obama orders new energy standards for household products

How many administrations does it take to change a light bulb?  Try… seven.

Pres. Obama yesterday ordered the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to set standards to improve the energy efficiency of bulbs and other power-sucking household appliances, including air conditioners, ovens and dishwashers...

February 6, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Is TV's House good medicine?

Ever wonder if those bizarre cases Dr. Gregory House cracks every week on TV really happen? Like many med dramas, the Fox series has MD consultants, and like another successful franchise, Law & Order , the plots from House are ripped from the headlines — in this case, out of medical journals...

February 5, 2009 — Jordan Lite
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