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Brain scan

Doctors use brain scans to ‘see’ and measure pain

(AP) – In a provocative new study, scientists reported that they were able to “see” pain on brain scans and, for the first time, measure its intensity and tell whether a drug was relieving it. The research is in its early stages, but it opens the door to a host of possibilities.

04/10/2013

Anisotropies of Cosmic Microwave Background showing temperature fluctuations as observed by Planck space telescope. (Photo credit: ESA, Planck Collaboration / AP)

Universe ages 80 million years

PARIS (AP) – New results from a look into the split second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is 80 million years older than previously thought.

03/21/2013

Dickson Despommier

Dickson Despommier on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Dickson Despommier, an Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Microbiology, who has received numerous awards for his work in vertical farming.

03/11/2013

Robotic surgery

Costlier robotic surgery soars for hysterectomies

CHICAGO (AP) — Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for women’s hysterectomies, adding at least $2,000 to the cost without offering much benefit over less high-tech methods, a study found.

02/19/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (front left), rides in a driverless car to a bill signing at Google headquarters, Mountain View, California, Sept. 2012 (AP Photo)

Will smart machines create a world without work?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that drive themselves have been in movies like “I, Robot” and the TV show “Knight Rider.” Now, three years after Google invented one, automated cars could be on their way to a freeway near you.

01/24/2013

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Financier Roberts gives $50M to Claremont college

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire financier George R. Roberts is giving his Alma Mater Claremont McKenna College a gift of $50 million, no strings attached. On Wednesday the school, part of the group of seven […]

12/05/2012

US abortions fall 5 pct, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the Great Recession in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, according to government figures released Wednesday. The reason for the decline wasn’t […]

11/21/2012

Eat more chocolate, win more Nobels?

(AP) – Take this with a grain of salt, or perhaps some almonds or hazelnuts: A study ties chocolate consumption to the number of Nobel Prize winners a country has and suggests it’s a sign […]

10/10/2012

Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having […]

10/02/2012

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