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Combination therapy shows promise in treating devastating cystic fibrosis
A new study has suggested that an over-the-counter drug used to treat diarrhea combined with minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, could one day change the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis. ANI

New clues on how normal and cancerous cells migrate within the body
Understanding how brain cells migrate during normal development may offer insight on how cancer cells spread, according to a new study. ANI

Quarter of homes in the US now have only wireless phones, no landlines
A new study has revealed that more than a quarter of homes in the United States now have only a wireless phone, and no "landline." ANI

Mac users are more educated, eat hummus, and stay younger: Study
A new survey conducted by Hunch has found that those owning Macs are younger, 50 percent more likely to throw parties and are less likely to ride Harleys compared to PC users. ANI

Net privacy expert warns teachers not to befriend pupils on Facebook
Teachers have been warned not to add pupils as "friends" on social networking sites like Facebook, as it might blur the boundaries between school staff's professional and private lives. ANI

New finding may shed light on drug abuse and depression
A new study has shed light on the molecular workings of transporter proteins, molecular machines embedded in the cell membranes of neurons that modulate the transfer of signals between cells and recycle neurotransmitters. ANI

Scientists discover what could be heaviest stable antinucleus
A team of scientists have discovered a new particle, also known as the anti-alpha, which could be the heaviest antinucleus ever detected. ANI

Queen bees survive 40-times longer than workers
A new study has found that queen bees live 40 times longer than their workers - a royal difference that is owed entirely to a miraculous nutrient in the milky liquid secreted by their glands. ANI

iPhone 'tracks location even if services are turned off'
Disabling location services won't stop your iPhone from tracking and storing your location. ANI

Neutralizing cytokine GM-CSF can halt multiple sclerosis
A new study has suggested that the neutralization of the cytokine GM-CSF could halt the development of multiple sclerosis. ANI

Use of iPads, iPhones 'affects our privacy'
A wireless expert has revealed how iPads and iPhones design choice and regulation can affect the privacy and speech rights of users. ANI

Now, visually explore space, time using Google's time machine!
Google has created a time machine with which one can simultaneously explore space and time at extremely high resolutions. ANI

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