SYDNEY - Australian consumers were fleeced of nearly $94 million last year due to various marketing scams, with the majority being perpetrated using text messages and direct calls, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said in its latest report. The actual number of losses due to scams could be much higher because many go unreported, stated ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard. The ...
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FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Names Senior Staff Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has named seven senior staff members with extensive experience in consumer protection and antitrust law. "I am very pleased to have such a strong leadership team at the FTC," Ramirez said. "Their knowledge and experience will help keep the FTC at the forefront in promoting ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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Chemists at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated a sensor technology that could significantly simplify the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes through breath analysis alone.
Even before blood tests are administered, those with diabetes often recognize the condition's symptoms through their breath acetone-a characteristic "fruity" odor that increases significantly with high glucose levels.
The Pitt team was interested in this biomarker as a possible diagnostic tool.
"Once patients are diagnosed with diabetes, they have to monitor their condition for the rest of their lives," said Alexander Star, principal investigator of the project and Pitt associate professor of chemistry.
"Current monitoring devices are mostly based on blood glucose analysis, so the development of alternative devices that are noninvasive, inexpensive, and provide easy-to-use breath analysis could completely change the paradigm of self-monitoring diabetes," he noted.
Together with his colleagues-Dan Sorescu, a research physicist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and Mengning Ding, a Pitt graduate student studying chemistry-Star used what's called a "sol-gel approach," a method for using small molecules (often on a nanoscale level) to produce solid ma
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