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World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'

...al shaping of space--complemented by a surround of soft orange pigments and light maple wood--creates a warm, inviting environment that simultaneously relaxes and alerts the visitor's mind. What distinguishes the design process is the clever collaboration of Michael Graves & Associates...

Coke versus Pepsi: It's all in the head

...gues have found. Brain scans of people tasting the soft drinks reveal that knowing which drink they're tas...wrote. Besides the health implications of studying soft drink preference, the researchers decided to use Coke and Pepsi because-- even though the two drinks...

Intracellular protein localization involved in new tumor progression pathway

...rgeting survivin to the mitochondria this enhanced soft agar colony formation, which is a standard laboratory technique to test for cells that lack growth control and are potentially tumor forming. In mice, when the authors carried out such mitochondrial targeting of survivin, this resulted in increased t...

To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork

... The use of extracellular matrix for the repair of soft tissues was developed by Dr. Badylak, research pro...nment for the time it was expected to take for the soft tissue to sufficiently regenerate. The medical team employed a specially designed sling custom-made ...

Ancient creature fossilized by the bacteria that ate it

...enomenon called exceptional preservation, in which soft creatures such as insects and other arthropods -- ...round the world offer fossils of insects and other soft creatures, and Babcock said that they all share two characteristics: in their time, the creatures ha...

Researchers discover molecular timekeeper in bone development

...t secrete and absorb materials as needed. First, a soft cartilage-based foundation is laid, upon which mature bone will solidify. Then, minerals containing calcium and phosphate are deposited throughout the foundation, creating a framework for the bone. Finally, this raw material is sculpted and hardened ...

UT Southwestern researchers trace how virus that causes AIDS spreads following oral exposure

...mphoid tissues. Likely sites of infection included soft tissue inthe mouth, esophagus and tonsils. Further examination of the digestive tract showed that SIV was not present in tissues below the esophagus until four days post-infection, indicating that the stomach acids probably prevented the virus from e...

Baby songbirds and human infants learn sounds in similar ways

..., and burbles a stream of variable sounds that are soft and rambling in comparison to the louder, very structured, adult song. When he makes these soft sounds, he is not communicating to other birds. Gradually the syllables of the final song become mor...

Violent ocean motion no magic potion for reefs

... troublesome as HABs. Lyngbya grows over and kills soft and hard corals as well as associated organisms such as sponges. The species has also been tied to the production of compounds that can cause tumors in sea turtles and other animals, and research at other institutions has indicated its spread may als...

Highlights of January Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ine Coffee gets its perk from caffeine, and so do soft drinks and tea. According to researchers from the ...n aged 18 to 34 years. For children aged 2 to 17, soft drinks were the primary source of caffeine. Caffeine consumed from energy beverages, caffeinated wat...

Holes in fossil shells show effects of competition and evolution

... by drilling a hole through the shell to reach the soft body inside. Using a rasping tongue and a cocktail of chemicals to drill through the wall of the shell takes several days, but under stress of competitive pressure, snails attack through the shell edge a faster, but riskier access. The shift in fee...

NSBRI news: Bone-quality assessment tool for space and Earth

... for ultrasound and reduce the acoustic noise from soft tissue and critical regions via real-time mapping of the bone. It consists of a computer-controlled miniaturized scanner and data acquisition and analysis software designed by a team composed of Stony Brook scientists, a physician and graduate stude...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...and valves into a material similar to that used in soft contact lenses. This has given them the capability to capture, manipulate, grow and study single living cells in extraordinarily small containers--volumes that are barely larger than the cells themselves. Most sensors that have been developed to iden...

AGI publishes 10th edition of GeoRef Thesaurus

... 10th edition, (ISBN# 0-922152-72-1) is 870 pages, soft cover (8.5" x 11"). The list price is $139.95; members of AGI Member Societies receive a 20 percent discount at $111.96. Please add an additional $13.25 for postage and handling costs in the contiguous United States. Orders to addresses in Maryland a...

Beer-drinking rats count calories better than many people, UF researchers say

...nal aspects of beer, liquor, mixed drinks and even soft drinks. "I think it tells people to watch what they are eating," Rowland said. "Outside factors are overriding the natural signals that we've eaten enough or have had too much to drink. That's not a novel concept, but it is a good description of wh...

DuPont's first biologically derived polymer receives global recognition

...can be used in a variety of applications including soft floor covering, textiles for apparel and interiors, engineering resins and packaging. DuPont scientists recently developed a way to make Bio-PDO TM , the key Sorona ingredient, from corn using a new biological process that requires over 40 percent l...

Emory researchers find more evidence for children's growth spurts, pain

...the bones to elongate, she says. Growth plates are soft zones of cartilage near the ends of bones. When a young animal is standing, walking or running, pressure may compact the plate, inhibiting growth, Lampl explains....

Worms, slugs inspire robotic devices

...t an industrial need for grippers that can pick up soft objects without destroying them. Building grippers to pick up soft materials has been very hard," Chiel explained. "Most gripper devices are fairly rigid and designed ...

U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS

...to do tricks in a laboratory---things like getting soft cells from the mouth's lining to form bone. But in the real world, accomplishing such feats is more complex. Regenerating the jaw bone of a person undergoing radiation therapy for cancer means managing the constant bacteria bath of a human mouth as w...

The world's smallest synchrotron, MIRRORCLE-6X, now commercially available

...phase contrast imaging capability where biological soft tissue is readily visible vs. conventional X-ray images, to nondestructive testing where metal, plastic, and rubber parts can be imaged simultaneously. The future looks bright for the World's smallest synchrotron. Continued research promises to boos...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... a $1.04 million grant from the U.S. Army ... osteoarthritis using a patient,s own stem cells, spurred ... polymers., Liping Tang, a bioengineering professor and interim ... is primarily focused on helping soldiers who are ... if we inject microscaffolding that we,ve developed into ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite ... between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything ... our pets. , "We,ve developed a platform for computer-mediated ... to new avenues for interpreting dogs, behavioral signals and ... Dr. David Roberts, an assistant professor of computer science ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... In the largest study of its kind to date, ... genes that heighten the risk for autism. Joseph Buxbaum, ... York City, Mark Daly, Ph.D., Broad Institute of Harvard ... DNA samples from affected children, parents and unrelated people. ... to contribute to the risk for autism spectrum disorder ...
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