Home

Easy To Pronounce Names Help Win Friends And Influence People + MORE 11:18 pm Feb 12th

Joseph

February 13, 2012


Childhood Leukemia Drug, Methotrexate, In Short Supply
medicalnewstoday.com

Methotrexate, a drug used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood leukemia, is now also in short supply in the USA, along with several other lifesaving drugs. According to the FDA, vital lifesaving hospital drugs have not been so scarce in ten years. Methotrexate works by slowing down the rate at which cancer cells grow…

Continue Reading On medicalnewstoday.com »

In Policy Shift, Reddit Bans Child Pornography
nymag.com/daily/intel/

In Policy Shift, Reddit Bans Child PornographyIt probably sounds like a no-brainer but up until today, Reddit, a popular user-generated content aggregation website, did not expressly ban or prohibit its users from posting “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” Also known as child pornography.
Reddit is defined in part by its hands-off, pro free-speech, let-the-users-decide and self-police approach, but perhaps bowing to corporate and media pressure and maybe the influence of other Internet voices, it announced new rules…

Continue Reading On nymag.com/daily/intel/ »

Insider Leaking Shareholder Voting Data to Companies for Cash and Gifts
nymag.com/daily/intel/

A mid-level employee at a large advisory firm, ISS Boston, is accused of leaking shareholder votes to companies hoping to, for instance, push through a merger or avoid an embarrassing shareholder revolt. [NYP]
Read more posts by Andre Tartar
Filed Under:
corporate subterfuge
,information trading

Continue Reading On nymag.com/daily/intel/ »

Nuclear Go-Ahead
spectrum.ieee.org/

Last week the U.S.  Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a construction permit for two new reactors at the Southern Company’s Vogtle complex, near Augusta, Georgia. Though the decision does not herald the once-trumpeted “nuclear renaissance,” it is significant on several scores. It is the first new construction permit to have been issued by the NRC for a reactor since 1978…

Continue Reading On spectrum.ieee.org/ »

Overeating May Double Risk of Memory Loss
newswise.com

New research suggests that consuming between 2,100 and 6,000 calories per day may double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people age 70 and older. The study was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012…

Continue Reading On newswise.com »

A Mitosis Mystery Solved: How Chromosomes Align Perfectly in a Dividing Cell
newswise.com

Although the process of mitotic cell division has been studied intensely for more than 50 years, Whitehead Institute researchers have only now solved the mystery of how cells correctly align their chromosomes during symmetric mitosis.

Continue Reading On newswise.com »

Libya Demands Qaddafi Son Back After Inflammatory Remarks
nymag.com/daily/intel/

Libya Demands Qaddafi Son Back After Inflammatory RemarksA spokesman for Libya’s ruling National Transition Council demanded on Saturday the extradition of Al-Saadi Qaddafi, basically, for being a jerk. In a a recent telephone interview with Al-Arabiya TV, the son of murdered dictator Moammar Qaddafi, who’s currently under house arrest in neighboring Niger, said that supporters of his late father’s regime “are suffering tremendously” and that Libya’s new leadership is “a group of gangsters…

Continue Reading On nymag.com/daily/intel/ »

Neuroprotective Effects Seen In Rats Receiving Placenta-Derived Stem Cell Transplant
medicalnewstoday.com

In a study presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in Dallas, Texas, researchers reported that early transplantation of human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells into the lateral ventricles of neonatal rats with birth-related brain damage is possible, and that the donor cells can survive and migrate in the recipient’s brain…

Continue Reading On medicalnewstoday.com »

Gene Variants Make Some People More Susceptible To Colon Cancer
medicalnewstoday.com

An international research team led by cell biologists at the University of California, Riverside has uncovered a new insight into colon cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The research provides potential new avenues for diagnosing and treating the disease. Led by Frances Sladek at UC Riverside and Graham Robertson at the University of Sydney, Australia, the team analyzed about 450 human colon cancer specimens and found that in nearly 80 percent of them the variants of a gene, HNF4A, are out of balance…

Continue Reading On medicalnewstoday.com »

Protein Starves HIV, Thus Protecting Cells
medicalnewstoday.com

A protein called SAMHD1 has been found to starve HIV in cells so that it cannot do anything, thus making the cell resistant to HIV infection, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center reported in Nature Immunology. The authors explained that their discovery could pave the way for new therapeutic research at halting or slowing the HIV’s progression to AIDS…

Continue Reading On medicalnewstoday.com »

New Research Reveals How Protein Protects Cells From HIV Infection
newswise.com

A novel discovery by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and colleagues reveals a mechanism by which the immune system tries to halt the spread of HIV. Harnessing this mechanism may open up new paths for therapeutic research aimed at slowing the virus’ progression to AIDS. The study appears online ahead of print today in Nature Immunology.

Continue Reading On newswise.com »

Mitt Romney Wins in Maine, But Ron Paul Thinks He’ll Still Take the Delegates
nymag.com/daily/intel/

Mitt Romney Wins in Maine, But Ron Paul Thinks He’ll Still Take the DelegatesDespite skipping out on the CPAC conference (which wrapped up yesterday) and campaigning hard in Maine, Ron Paul still lost to Mitt Romney, who last night was declared the winner of that state’s unusually drawn-out caucuses. Speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation this morning, Paul said, perhaps for the first time, that he was “a little disappointed…

Continue Reading On nymag.com/daily/intel/ »

Martha Stewart Will Not Be Pushed Around
nymag.com/daily/intel/

Martha Stewart Will Not Be Pushed AroundMartha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s lawyers struck back at Macy’s in court on Friday, claiming that Martha Stewart is free to peddle her wares wherever she pleases. Macy’s sued MSLO a few weeks ago for striking a deal with JCPenney, which allegedly violates Stewart’s contract to sell her products “only at Macy’s,” the tagline that Macy’s sunk millions of ad dollars (and Usher!) into promoting…

Continue Reading On nymag.com/daily/intel/ »

Researchers Develop Method to Examine Batteries–From the Inside
newswise.com

Researchers at Cambridge University, Stony Brook University, and New York University have developed methodology, based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to examine batteries without destroying them. Their technique creates the possibility of improving battery performance and safety by serving as a diagnostic of its internal workings.

Continue Reading On newswise.com »

Easy To Pronounce Names Help Win Friends And Influence People
medicalnewstoday.com

Here is something Dale Carnegie didn’t mention in his self-help bestseller “How to Win Friends and Influence People”: having a name that is easy to pronounce appears to confer a subtle advantage. Apparently, it helps people gain promotions, ascend in politics, and make it big as lawyers, according to a study that analysed how the pronunciation of names influences impression formation and decision-making…

Continue Reading On medicalnewstoday.com »

Category: Hot News Now

Comments are closed.