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2011-02-02 15:42:08

HelicoVax vaccine targets H. pylori     * When delivered intranasally, vaccine was found to be more effective    * Funding will support future clinical trials to test effectiveness in humans A new study led by researchers at Rhode Island Hospital in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island (URI) and EpiVax. Inc, a privately owned vaccine development company in Providence, RI, has identified a potential vaccine capable of reducing colonization of...

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2010-10-15 12:30:00

The world's longest tunnel was started on Friday using a giant drilling machine to help clear a path deep beneath the Swiss Alps. "The Gotthard will forever be a spectacular and grandiose monument with which all tunnels will be compared," said Swiss Transport Minister Moritz Leuenberger. The 35.4-mile Gotthard base tunnel will connect a new network between northern and southeastern Europe, which could shift truck freight onto rails and decongest the Alps in central Switzerland when it opens...

2010-10-12 07:58:00

BERN, Switzerland, October 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Gotthard Base Tunnel - at 57 kilometres the longest railway tunnel in the world - will achieve breakthrough on October 15, 2010. swissinfo.ch is devoting a multimedia special dossier to this important stage in the new transalpine transit route, explaining the most important aspects of the project to people around the world. For 14 years, huge boring machines have been tunnelling through the mountain from Erstfeld in the...

2006-07-26 00:23:58

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unpopular president Roh Moo-hyun faced another likely setback to his leadership on Wednesday as voting started in parliamentary by-elections that were expected to be swept by the main opposition. Pre-election polling indicated the conservative Grand National Party would win three or all four of the seats up for grabs. Roh's left-of-centre Uri Party was expected to be shut out, and the liberal Democratic Party had a shot in one race....

2005-10-12 07:35:00

SULTANDAKI, India -- Khatija Bibi sits beside her injured son wrapped in a woolen blanket on a stretcher in front of what was once her house in Indian Kashmir. It's cold and the rain is pouring as the 45-year-old housewife shivers. "I think nobody is going to come and help us because the weather has turned ugly. It is the wrath of God." Six Indian soldiers on a rescue mission in Kashmir died on Tuesday in a landslide triggered by rains and authorities have become increasingly concerned about...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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