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Non-infectious Prion Protein Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

April 18, 2010 9:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

‘Harmless’ prion protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease Non-infectious prion proteins found in the brain may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found. … normal prion proteins produced naturally in the brain interact with the amyloid-? peptides...

A brain-recording device that melts into place

April 18, 2010 7:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Scientists have developed a brain implant that essentially melts into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface. The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor and control seizures, and to transmit signals...


Local's new Sudoku-like game may be next big thing

April 17, 2010 12:30 am | by BEN STEELMANAssociated Press | News | Comments

Jack Lyons of Wilmington hands out triangle-shaped business cards. Last Christmas, he baked triangular cookies for the rest of his family. He wore a triangle-shaped hat to the 2009 Sudoku National Championship in Philadelphia."I think he thinks in triangles," said his mom, Louise...


Oracle to Buy Health-Software Firm

April 16, 2010 4:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Oracle said it plans to buy health-software company Phase Forward to bolster its health-sciences arm in a deal valued at about $685 million.

Devices for Web Viewing on TV

April 16, 2010 3:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Hillcrest Lab's Kylo browser and Loop control make it easier to watch Web content on TV, but the two are still works in progress.

Apple Shuffles Directors' Roles

April 16, 2010 2:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple reshuffled several directors' board positions, putting the company back into compliance with its own rules after the sudden death last month of director Jerome York left it out of compliance.

VItter to give keynote address at June symposium

April 16, 2010 2:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and incoming provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, will present a keynote address at the 21st Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern...

Cerner board member to retire in May

April 16, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cerner Corp., a health care information technology provider, said Friday that board member Michael E. Herman plans to retire in May.Herman has been on the board since 1995 and serves as chairman of the compensation committee.


Notification of Arbitration Proceedings

April 16, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —CryptoLogic Limited (TSX: CRY)(TSX: CXY)(NASDAQ: CRYP)(LSE: CRP), a global developer of branded online betting games and Internet casino software, announces that arbitration proceedings have been formally commenced by WagerLogic Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of...

Many Puzzled by Israel's iPad Ban

April 16, 2010 1:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Israel has been blocking travelers from bringing Apple's iPad into the country, saying the device's wireless technology threatens to create interference with other products.

Summary Estimates for Multinational Companies, 2008

April 16, 2010 1:24 pm | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

Worldwide employment by U.S. multinational companies decreased 0.4 percent in 2008, to 33.4 million workers, resulting from a decrease in employment in the United States that was partly offset by an increase in employment abroad. Partly reflecting selloffs of foreign ownership shares in...

Milestone Religare will invest Rs. 60 Crore for the growth of Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd. (REPL)

April 16, 2010 1:23 pm | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Milestone Religare Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between Milestone Group and Religare Enterprises announced an investment of Rs. 60 crore in Resonance Eduventures Private Limited (REPL).


DisplaySearch Develops New Business Conference at IFA 2010 in Berlin

April 16, 2010 1:23 pm | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, IFA, the global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances announced a new Business Conference during IFA 2010, to be held on September 3 in Berlin, Germany.


Lunar polar craters may be electrified

April 16, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) As the solar wind flows over natural obstructions on the moon, it may charge polar lunar craters to hundreds of volts, according to new calculations by NASA's Lunar Science Institute team.

Drug designed by med school kills lymphoma cells

April 16, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have designed a new class of drugs that targets a master regulatory protein responsible for causing the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.



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