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Research: Gene Therapy to Treat Depression

According to recent findings in Science Translational Medicine, gene therapy may be able to cure depression by targeting a region in the brain that suffers from lack of a critical protein. Weill Cornell Medical College researcher Michael Kaplitt discovered that scarcity of p11 in the nucleus accumbens region of the brain causes depression. This region… Keep Reading


New App Provides Virtual Boxing Coach

Today GAMMEK LLC of Baltimore, Maryland announced the release of their latest fitness app, MyBoxing™ Pro Trainer, the first and only iPhone® fitness app to include a virtual boxing coach. The boxing app combines a round timer that plays the sounds of the round bell, call outs of boxing combinations and motivational phrases, while simultaneously… Keep Reading


Canada Claims Google Street View Violated Privacy Law

According to Canadian authorities, Google is guilty of committing privacy violations by using their Street View vehicles to capture live visuals and relaying data through a variety of Wi-Fi networks. Street View is the popular feature by Google that allows users to navigate through maps and get updated images of streets all around the globe.… Keep Reading


Study: Over 2 Billion People Online by 2011

According to a recent study by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), by the end of this year there will be more than two billion people the world over who have access to the Internet – going online to browse the world wide web, exchange email, and engage in social media. Considering the current size of… Keep Reading


Treadmill Desk a Potential Tool to Prevent Diabetes

While Americans rate the economy and terrorism as their top two fears a much greater threat to the health and security of our nation, measured in lives lost and economic costs, silently looms in the background: sedentary diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A study released today by the Centers for Disease Control… Keep Reading

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Obama to Appear on Mythbusters, Promote Science to Youth

U.S. President Barack Obama publicly announced his future appearance on Discovery Channel’s science television program “Mythbusters”. The announcement came as a part of his office’s bid to advocate the fields of science and technology, mathematics and engineering, amidst fears of a dwindling economy due to inadequacy of formal education in these subjects.  The president’s television… Keep Reading


Smartphone App Can Rate Beauty

Tav Shande today announced an Android version of Vanity(TM) 2.0, the world’s first face-Rating App for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The innovative mathematical tool for measuring the attractiveness of any human face can now be enjoyed by millions of Android and iPhone users. The update to the popular app is now available on… Keep Reading


New Tool for Celebrity Stalkers Announced

Finding out exactly what your favorite celebrities are up to in this modern age of Facebook status updates and Twitter tweets has just gotten easier with JustSpotted, a tool with the ability to track celebrities in real time. The app aims to give hardcore fans a look into their favourite celebrities’ personal lives and has… Keep Reading


Perez Hilton Announces End to Blog Bullying

In an appearance on television’s Ellen Degeneres Show and on a video posted on his own website, 32 year old gossip blogger Perez Hilton – who has been known to expose “closeted” gay celebrities, such as singer Lance Bass and actor Neil Patrick Harris – said he was no longer going to be a bully… Keep Reading

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Dinosaur May Have Flown 10,000 Miles Non-Stop

An ancient reptile the height of a modern giraffe may have had the flight capability to soar up to 10,000 miles non-stop. Biochemist Michael Habib of Chatham University in Pittsburgh named this discovery the Supergiant Pterosaurs in an October 10 presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology. These “gruesomely huge” fliers… Keep Reading

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