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2005-10-10 13:38:40

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An American and an Israeli won the 2005 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for their work on "game theory," which can help explain and resolve trade and business conflicts, and even play a role in avoiding war. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences gave the 10 million crown prize to Thomas Schelling and Robert Aumann for work that has found uses in "security and disarmament policies, price formation on markets, as well as economic and...

2005-10-10 10:09:29

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An American and an Israeli won the 2005 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for their work on "game theory," which can help explain and resolve trade and business conflicts, and even play a role in avoiding war. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences gave the 10 million crown prize to Thomas Schelling and Robert Aumann for work that has found uses in "security and disarmament policies, price formation on markets, as well as economic and...

2005-10-10 07:26:40

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An American and an Israeli won the 2005 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for their work on the "game theory" analysis of strategic options, which can help resolve conflicts in trade and business -- and even avoid war. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 10 million crown prize to Thomas Schelling and Robert Aumann for work that has found uses in "security and disarmament policies, price formation on markets, as well as economic...

2005-08-24 17:30:40

The brain plays an important role in the maintenance of proper bone density, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have revealed. The results of this research, involving a study of the activity of the protein interleukin 1 in the brain, comprise not only a breakthrough in understanding the regulation of bone density by the brain but also hold promise for the development of future treatment for osteoporosis, say the researchers. An article about their work appears in the current...

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2005-08-06 15:30:16

Jerusalem - The structure of the membrane protein NhaA has been revealed by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Max Planck Institute of Germany. Membrane protein research is at the forefront of modern biological study, with great potential consequences for development of new medicinal treatments and genetic engineering of plants. The research on NhaA has been carried out by Etana Padan, the Adelina and Massimo DellaPergola Professor of Life Sciences, with Dr. Rimon...

2005-08-01 18:15:12

Jerusalem "“ What caused leprosy "“ a widely dreaded disease in medieval Europe "“ to fade from the scene? By the 16th century, the scourge had practically disappeared there. The reason seems to be, say researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in London, that tuberculosis, a far more deadly disease, overtook leprosy, killing millions throughout Europe. Their conclusion is based upon the examination of DNA from human remains from the ancient and medieval...

2005-07-28 14:16:24

The mechanism in anti-Alzheimer's disease drugs that inhibits the production of a destructive, inflammation-causing protein in the brain has been revealed by researchers at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem. Their work, described in a recent issue of the American journal, Annals of Neurology, is likely to lead to the development of more efficient drugs than are currently in use for treating Alzheimer's Disease as well as other neurological conditions resulting from infections, autoimmune...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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