writes "Researchers have determined nitric oxide in donated blood dissipates after three hours in a blood bank. "Nitric oxide, which helps keep blood vessels open, begins breaking down as soon as blood goes into storage... If the blood vessels cannot open, the red blood cells back up in the vessel and tissues go without oxygen. The result can be a heart attack or even death." In the U.S., blood banks store blood for six weeks, so this finding is disturbing to many health professionals. However, "if they added nitric oxide to banked or stored blood at any point, the red blood cells were again able to open blood vessels and deliver oxygen to tissues.""Link to Original Source
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writes "While the industry is distracted by the ongoing tussle between Microsoft and OpenOffice.org over document formats, the KDE project is quietly preparing the next generation of its own office suite, KOffice, which will run on for Linux, Mac OS X and... Windows.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1596080362"Link to Original Source
writes "Defense, Interior, Telecommunications and Justice ministries would launch an "immediate" investigation into the creation of new telephone cables by Hizbullah. "We have discovered by accident that a new telephone network is being created along that of the state in Zawtar Sharqieh," Hamadeh told Voice of Lebanon radio.
http://swedemeat.blogspot.com/2007/08/injun-countr y-networking.html"Link to Original Source