Scientists recreate nerve disease to study it

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. scientists have created the first human model for studying a devastating nerve disease, which allows them to watch how the disease develops and could help researchers find a way to treat it.

Nokia eases access to Internet services

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia on Sunday removed one of the key obstacles for takeup of its new Internet offering, combining sign-ins for its overall services site Ovi.com and for its media sharing service.

Week’s 10 best Personal Finance stories

In case you missed them, here are the top 10 Personal Finance stories from MarketWatch for the week of Dec. 15-19: For much of my life, the name Bernie Madoff has meant nothing to me. Now, however, it means far more than it should in my households and

American Express awards $300,000 to ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership

to ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership for new leadership academy. December 18, 2008 Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and American Academy of Family Physicians launched HealthLandscape, interactive online health-care atlas. December

New Chemical Ali trial for Iraq gas massacre begins

HALABJA, Iraq (Reuters) – Hundreds of Iraqi minority Kurds demanded on Sunday the execution of a Saddam-era official known as ‘Chemical Ali’ for the killing of 5,000 Kurds in a 1988 gas attack.

Winter storms hit western, eastern United States

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Winter storms walloped much of the northern stretches of the United States on Sunday, leaving holiday travelers stranded and causing power outages as blizzards and freezing rain struck parts of the East and West.

Renowned journalist Arthur Spiegelman dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Arthur Spiegelman, one of Reuters’ finest writers and longest-serving correspondents, died at home in Los Angeles on Saturday. He was 68.