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Global Health Fund Cutting Grants Until 2014
2011-11-26 05:33:55

Financial woes have forced a UN-backed organization to eliminate research grants to help combat some of the world's deadliest diseases until 2014, and some of the group's current projects could also be in danger.

Pregnant Dolphins Must Overcome More Than Impending Motherhood
2011-11-25 11:50:16

A recent study, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, finds that pregnant bottlenose dolphins - especially in the later stages - find their swimming speed almost halved and tail movement restricted.

2011-11-24 08:00:00

The Snow Leopard Trust, a Seattle based wildlife conservation organization has reached the finals of the BBC World Challenge.

Contraceptive Pill Possibly Linked To Prostate Cancer
2011-11-15 09:18:16

Research suggests that use of the contraceptive pill is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer type among males in the developed world.

Minecraft Honored At UK Video Game Festival
2011-10-31 04:41:43

The popular sandbox construction game Minecraft was named the winner of a "new arts award" at the GameCity video game culture festival in Nottingham, England.

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2011-10-29 07:07:34

Apple and Microsoft have both filed patents for touchless, gesture-based control systems, setting the stage for a potential battle over ownership of the emerging technology.

Gene Therapy May Improve Some Forms Of Blindness
2011-10-28 09:45:12

A UK man is being treated for the progressive genetic disorder, choroideraemia, in an attempt to reverse his blindness.


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