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Apple, RIM, US telcos accused of infringing wireless handover patent

Apple, Research in Motion and Motorola Mobility are among 15 companies sued in the U.S. over a fundamental 3G and 4G patent on determining when devices should switch cells in a mobile network.

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Unlocking cells yields Nobel Prize

Two U.S. scientists shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for learning how cells respond to the world around them, a finding that underpins the mechanism of many prescription drugs including beta blockers, antihistamines and psychiatric medications.

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Researchers discover group of mutations involved in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

An international team of researchers has found a group of mutations involved in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia , and showed that a group of certain drugs, already in clinical use to treat other diseases, can eliminate the cells carrying these mutations.

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Scientists reveal that ‘detox’ protein could trigger pancreatic, lung cancer development

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have revealed that a ‘detox’ protein which mops up harmful ‘reactive oxygen’ in cells could also trigger pancreatic and lung cancer development, according to a study published in Nature, today. (12 hours ago)

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Progeria-derived iPS cells may treat aging-related disease in children

The current pace of population aging is without parallel in human history but surprisingly little is known about the human aging process, because lifespans of eight decades or more make it difficult to study. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have replicated premature aging in the lab, allowing them to study aging-related disease in a dish. (11 hours ago)

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