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Chinese scientists develop cheap e-notebook for the blind

By Li Jiao Chinese scientists have developed and tested a prototype electronic notebook for blind people that is designed to be cheap to manufacture. The e-notebook, called B-Notes, allows people to take notes or memos using Braille or by recording speech. It is similar in size to a mobile phone. B-Notes makes use of technologies developed by the Chinese Academy …

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Cell phones can speed up malaria treatment in remote areas

By Naimul Haq Mobile phones along with local knowledge and field support, can help to ensure the effective diagnosis and treatment of malaria in remote rural areas, according to a study in Bangladesh. Researchers examined almost 1,000 phone calls to report suspected cases of malaria that were made over two years by inhabitants of a hilly and forested part of …

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China is largest single Android market with the US in second place

Two in every three mobile phones sold in China in 2012 were powered by Android – and the US market is catching up rapidly. According to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media, almost two-thirds of the handsets sold in China this year are powered by the Android OS: China is its largest single market, a third of the …

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WuXi PharmaTech and PRA Form Joint Venture to Offer Clinical Research Services for Chinese Market

WuXi PharmaTech, a leading contract research organization with operations in China and the United States, and PRA, a leading global clinical contract research organization, today announced that they have signed a joint venture agreement to offer a broad platform of Phase I-IV clinical trial services in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. The joint venture will provide services including clinical trial …

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