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Engadget: Google pushes targeted ads to cellular providers, handset makers->

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Google's list of mobile tools seems to grow monthly, but apparently that just isn't enough. Apparently the web giant is looking at new ways to get ads out to subscribers by offering customized tools and handsets to a few providers it has allegedly approached. T-Mobile is purportedly furthest along in these discussions, but Google is also rumored to be chatting with Verizon Wireless and AT&T -- with whom they are already pretty friendly by nature of the partnership with Apple. We all love Google and the magical things they offer us, but unless these handsets come heavily subsidized -- both handset and calling, as has been rumored -- we'll have to take a rain check on more ads, thankyouverymuch.

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+ - Stem Cells Shown to Protect Dying Motor Neurons

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Penguinshit writes "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal, progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by rapid loss of muscle control and eventual paralysis due to the death of large motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Growth factors such as glial cell line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) are known to protect motor neurons from damage in a range of models. Human cortical neural progenitor cells derived from fetal tissue (ie. stem cells) can be expanded in culture for long periods and survive transplantation into the central nervous system, in some cases making large numbers of GFAP positive astrocytes. They can also be genetically modified to release GDNF and thus act as long-term 'mini pumps' in specific regions of the brain. In this study a team at UW-Madison's Waisman Center genetically modified human neural stem cells to release GDNF and transplanted them into the spinal cord of rats with mutant SOD1. Following unilateral transplantation into the spinal cord of the rats there was robust cellular migration into degenerating areas, efficient delivery of GDNF and remarkable preservation of motor neurons at early and end stages of the disease within chimeric regions.

This work is especially important to me, as I have been living with ALS for almost three years."
The Media

Our Love/Hate Relationship With Wikipedia 244

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from the who-you-callin'-non-notable? dept.
netbuzz points us to a somewhat snarky Washington Post article about the Wikipedians' work in upholding a minimum standard of "notability" for the collaborative encyclopedia. Here's his take on the Post's bemusement from a NetworkWorld blog: "The Washington Post this morning gets its snickers at the Wikipedians who do the best they can to apply the minimum 'notability' standards needed to keep the online encyclopedia's 1.5 million English entries relatively free of worthless junk. 'It's also safe to assume these are people with a lot of time on their hands,' the Post writer notes... These are people doing a truly thankless job... and they deserve a few thank-yous."

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