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Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
... its trajectory. Similarly, for an aircraft wing, engineers
would need a material that's mechanically flexible...nicate, and replicate are providing scientists and engineers
with novel approaches to engineering problems. These solutions are producing a revolution in enginee...
Touching research: How white blood cells navigate
...g blood cells is the focus of a team of biomedical engineers
at the University of Rochester that has received a...f Biomedical Engineering and leader of the team of engineers
and scientists who received the grant. "Some of the biggest health problems that people face result ...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
A team of four budding biomedical engineers
from Johns Hopkins University won the North American arm of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES), an academic business plan competition designed to teach young postgraduate scientists the issues involved in the commercialization of scie...
Stimulating nerve cells with laser precision
and physicians at Vanderbilt University have brought the day when artificial limbs will be controlled directly by the brain considerably closer by discovering a method that uses laser light, rather than electricity, to stimulate and control nerve cel...
First human trial of bioartificial kidney shows promise for acute renal failure
... fully implantable device. Our lab is working with engineers
at U-M and the Cleveland Clinic to make nanofabricated membranes that can miniaturize the device so it can be implanted and fully replace organ function," Humes says. For now, a randomized, controlled phase II trial of the RAD in acute renal failure ...
Stanford environmental molecular science institute will study pollutants, one molecule at a time
...Stanford team will collaborate with scientists and engineers
at seven other institutions-Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Princeton University, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, the U.S. Geological Survey and...
NJIT stem cell researcher to receive research award from biomedical group
...tion's highest honor given to young scientists and engineers
by President Bush. Adult stem cells have miraculous potential, and three years ago, Arinzeh published a paper in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research that documented a breakthrough in stem cell research. The paper focused on developing scaffo...
How the sea urchin grows new spines
...hase might prove useful to material scientists and engineers
who want to produce and shape sophisticated synthetic materials that have the properties of single crystals. Prof. Addadi's research is supported by the J & R Center for Scientific Research, the Ilse Katz Institute for Material Sciences and Ma...
New report offers recommendations to spur interdisciplinary research
..., the review process should include scientists and engineers
with interdisciplinary expertise, along with experts in discrete disciplines. Journal editors, the committee said, should actively encourage the publication of interdisciplinary research results through various mechanisms -- for example, by includin...
Citrus shows promise for certain childhood cancer
...a food additive for its health benefits, but food engineers
would need to know how much to add for human consumption. His lab also is examining whether the compounds vary among citrus species and at different times of the year....
INEEL honors five scientists as Laboratory Fellows
...n have jointly announced five INEEL scientists and engineers
honored as Laboratory Fellows. "It gives us grea...erences. He currently mentors three junior nuclear engineers
in areas of nuclear material behavior as it relates to fusion safety and nuclear reactor fuel behavi...
Strange ocean wave patterns raise questions about beach erosion
...onitor wave motion for a fraction of the cost. The engineers
discovered the strange water flow patterns while t...n the water column than we first realized." If the engineers
hadn't been trying to calibrate the camera system, they may not have looked so closely at the oscill...
MIT team aims to mend broken hearts
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT engineers
are significantly closer to mending broken hearts. In a paper to appear the week of Dec. 13 in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , they report creating a small swatch of heart tissue that displays many of the ...
INEEL-designed system assists army with chemical weapon destruction
...dentification of possible chemical weapons. INEEL engineers
have designed and built several mobile systems for the U.S. Army to assess recovered chemical weapons materiel found in the field, such as the bomblets recently discovered at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Colorado, or the World War I weapons found in sub...
NJIT professor discovers new mixing method for microchip-sized labs
...d through tiny plastic pipes, a team of mechanical engineers
at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has d... unwanted by-products." Her process will also help engineers
design smaller, more sensitive detectors for nerve gases and pollutants. And on the domestic front, ...
NIST/EPA study aims at healthy indoor climate
...enance checks. They noted instances where building engineers
could not find ventilation systems plans or found the ventilation system equipment itself inaccessible and urged building designers and operators to remedy the situations. A key goal of the U.S. EPA Building Assessment Survey and Evaluation (BASE...
Put science at center of decision-making on third world development, experts tell UN
...nd Tunisia also intend to integrate scientists and engineers
in their proposed academies. While the report highlights the importance of higher education, it also notes more than 370 million of the world's 1.3 billion school age children (28 percent) are not in school. The problem of poor schooling and lack of ...
Research could lead to new treatments for blindness
...patterns." The research team is collaborating with engineers
at Imperial to develop a functional retinal prosthesis that would allow information from the light-responsive cells to be used by the brain to form images....
Harvard scientists discover how the venus flytrap snaps
... has implications for biomimetic systems. One day, engineers
might be able to emulate the plant's ingenious alternative to muscle-powered movements in tiny artificial devices, such as those that control the flow of minute amounts of liquids or gases. Common applications that already use related technology incl...
Researchers discover way to make cells in the eye sensitive to light
...ure for blindness, the team are collaborating with engineers
from Imperial to develop a functional retinal prosthesis which would allow the information from the light responsive cells to be used by the brain to process images....
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