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Possible Cure For Autism 431

Henry V .009 writes "Scientists in New Jersey are claiming that children with autism are unable to metabolize key fatty acids that fight brain-damaging inflammations. They have already developed urine/blood tests to identify at-risk children. A preventive cure to autism may be as simple as a 'therapeutic cocktail' of fatty acids. Human trials could start later this year."

Submission + - "Self-Made" Software?

atanas writes: "The term 'self-made software' has been popping up all over lately. According to some industry watchers, 'mashup' applications are ready for the enterprise. And big players like IBM are rolling out easy-to-use tools for users to create their own mashups. In this Flash demonstration, Dion Hinchcliffe from ZDNet shows off IBM's QEDWiki, used to create a Google Maps mashup. re.aspx"

Submission + - What's happening with Transmeta

prostoalex writes: "At launch Tranmeta Corp. received tons of publicity — boasting Linux Torvalds among its employees, the energy-efficient microprocessor company was supposedly revolutionizing the world of microprocessors as we know it. Electronic Engineering Times provides an update on what's happening with Transmeta right now: "Transmeta last week laid off 75 employees, decreasing its worldwide work force by about 39 percent. Most of the cuts were in the engineering-services business, which is being discontinued. Sales and support offices in Taiwan and Japan are also being closed. Over the next two quarters, the company expects to further reduce head count by about 25 to 55 people.""
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Journal Journal: What's the deal with phone unlockers? 1

I renewed my phone contract today; I finally have one with a camera. It also has a USB port for syncing with computers... which is disabled by Verizon (but of course they will transfer our files over their network for a low low fee).

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