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Research Probes Autism’s Origins in the Brain : Study

Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain

Researchers from Yale University identified common neural circuits affected by autism-risk genes. They also identified when, where, and in what cell types those genes exert their effects on the developing human brain and lead to autism spectrum disorders. Although other genes and neural circuits that contribute to autism spectrum still remain to be found, the findings suggest new targeted treatments ... Read More »

Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes : Study

Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes

A recent study led by Nancy Bergstrom, Ph.D., associate dean at The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing in Houston, demonstrated in a recent study that it might be unnecessary to turn hospitalized patients’ bodies every two, three, or four hours to prevent pressure ulcers when high-density foam mattresses are utilized. According to the study, led by ... Read More »

CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method : Improving Survival in Cardiac Arrest

CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method

“The study was designed to show a better 4-hour survival in the group treated with mechanical chest compressions, and this was not achieved,” said lead investigator Sten Rubertsson, MD, PhD, professor and specialist consultant at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital. “But we now have the scientific support to allow us to use mechanical chest compressions and defibrillate during ongoing ... Read More »

Pinterest San Francisco headquarters for sale

Pinterest San Francisco headquarters for sale

Newmark Knight Frank Cornish & Carey Commercial (NKFC&CC) Capital Markets announced it is offering for sale the Pinterest headquarters building at 808 Brannan Street in San Francisco on behalf of Flynn Properties. The listing represents a unique opportunity for an investor to acquire a high-profile, creative office building in San Francisco’s tech-centric South of Market neighborhood. The marketing effort follows ... Read More »

Senate scandal : PMO says Nigel Wright memo misled Harper

Senate scandal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper ducked questions Friday over a “culture” in his own office that led his staff to try to alter an independent audit earlier this year into Sen. Mike Duffy’s housing expenses. Instead, Harper stuck to a line he has used throughout the growing Senate expense scandal — putting the blame on just Duffy and his former chief ... Read More »

Black Widows in Grapes : Giant customer finds spider in produce

Black widows grapes

Giant is investigating its supply chain after a customer said she found a black widow spider in a bag of grapes. A customer alerted the grocer on Thursday that she found the insect among the fruit purchased at the Dillsburg store, company spokesman Chris Brand said in a statement. “I saw the spider come up,” she said. “I quickly dropped ... Read More »

Best new tablets for 2013 holiday season

best new tablets for 2013 holiday season

The tablet market doesn’t look very different than it did a year ago from the perspective of who’s doing well and who’s not. Perhaps the most exciting developments came towards the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 from the usual big guys: Google released the Nexus 10 and updated the Nexus 7, Apple launched a smaller and cheaper iPad ... Read More »

Howie Mandel Gets A Deal On His Malibu Home for $7 million

Howie Mandel Gets A Deal On His Malibu Home for $7 million

Funnyman Howie Mandel has sold his custom-built Malibu home for $7 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. A patient seller, Mandel put the Cape Cod-inspired traditional-style house on the market in late 2011 at $7.25 million and then raised the price early this year to $7.75 million. The main house and guest house sit on more than an acre with ... Read More »

‪James Cameron’s Planetary Resources Hopes to ‬mining‪ Asteroids for Precious Metals‬

‪James Cameron's Planetary Resources Hopes‬

Planetary Resources, a company founded by several space entrepreneurs and backed by such high-profile names as James Cameron, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt, plans to begin prospecting for natural resources like water or precious metals in near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) by 2022. Co-founder Peter Diamandis claims that “everything we hold of value on Earth — metals, minerals, energy, real estate, water ... Read More »