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Special Topics : Feature
  Last Updated: Nov 1, 2009 - 11:48:48 PM

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India's patent, copyright laws outdated: US official
New Delhi, Dec 4 - India needs to update its patent and copyright laws with modern regulatory framework to attract more foreign capital, US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Franklin L. Lavin said here Monday.
Dec 4, 2006 - 10:02:33 PM

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Many patients don't understand prescription medicine labels
When Michael Wolf paged though dusty, yellowing pharmacists’ logs from the 1890s at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, he found the following entry about a druggist’s encounter with a confused patient: “Shake well,” a patient apparently read out loud to the pharmacist from his prescription bottle label. “Does that mean I shake myself"”. It sounds like the punch line of a bad joke, but it wasn’t. And the confusion experienced by that patient more than a century ago hasn’t changed much. Many people still don’t fully understand the seemingly simple label instructions on their prescription medication, according to a new study of low-income patients by Wolf, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
Nov 29, 2006 - 11:00:51 AM

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Bibliometrics can improve research into research
The methods used to evaluate the quality of research can be far more accurate and far-reaching, according to a new doctoral thesis on bibliometrics from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. "A common pitfall is that bibliometricians assess the average quality of journals instead of the individual scientific articles," says PhD Jonas Lundberg.
Nov 19, 2006 - 2:46:54 PM

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Responsibility in gambling?
The Grand National spurs over a third of the adult population of the United Kingdom into having a flutter making it the country's single biggest gambling event. However, even with the recent boom in internet gambling, problems with gambling are often overlooked.
Apr 10, 2006 - 4:11:37 PM

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Life beyond cancer - R. Anuradha tells how
She is not just another woman who has overcome breast cancer. The 38-year-old's trauma has led to a moving autobiography and a short film, and R. Anuradha is now a guru of sorts for patients of the killer disease.
Jan 19, 2006 - 5:29:37 PM

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