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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...telemetry system to enable thermal, mechanical and wear sensing in operating gas turbines for condition-based maintenance. Spry Learning Company (Portland, Ore.) Technology for Early Detection and Intervention of Cognitive DeclineDevelop technology to monitor, and possibly mitigate, cognitive declin...

New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells

...he DNA sequence that are caused by a cell's normal wear and tear or other abuses. In addition, it is the o...and its technique for repair. For instance, normal wear and tear on a cell can cause a base to break off the DNA strand, and enzymes, including POL-Q, repai...

Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke

...e production of reactive oxygen species that cause wear and tear on blood vessels, contributing to high blood pressure and other problems. Differentiating between the two possibilities is important, he said, because each would suggest a very different therapeutic approach. "If it proved to be the former ...

Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity

...at we recorded bees doing. This suggests that wing wear strongly affects bee behaviour and bee lifespan is limited by the flight mechanism. Contact: Dr Andy Higginson, Animal Behaviour and Ecology Research Group, School of Biology, University of Nottingham, NOTTINGHAM, NG7 2RD ...

INEEL-designed system assists army with chemical weapon destruction

... to accommodate the heavily garbed technicians who wear as much as three sets of gloves and have limited mobility. The U.S. Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Program has provided safe storage and monitoring of non-stockpile chemical weapons for more than 45 years. They lead the nation in the developme...

Experimental Biology/Congress of the IUPS meets March 31 - April 6 in San Diego

...nd a business card. -- Registered journalists must wear press badges when attending the meeting and when c...ra crews must register all members of the crew and wear badges....

Hospital epidemiologists trace outbreak of organism to commonly used wound care equipment

...ff using the water-gun like equipment will have to wear masks, gowns and gloves during procedures, which must also now be performed in private treatment rooms that are fully disinfected between patients to reduce the chances of cross contamination between patients and staff. As an added response, the Un...

$6.7 million for bionic war on disabilities

...mplanted in the brains of blind people. They would wear a tiny eyeglass-mounted camera to collect visual i...rtificial vision system easier for blind people to wear and use. Here are details of the four grants, which total as much as $6.658 million: ...

Intervention cuts nerve damage, boosts life span

... the life spans of flies by reducing the amount of wear and tear suffered by nerve cells in adults, according to new work published in Cell Metabolism. The findings support the idea that therapies designed to protect the adult nervous system by curbing the production of damaging free radicals might effect...

JCI table of contents March 1, 2005

... resulting from friction and other forces that can wear it down. Lubricin is a protein that helps lubricate joints, but its precise function there was unknown. Appearing online on February 17 in advance of publication in the March 1 print edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Matthew Warman ...

Gorilla diet tips -- Have we 'evolved to eat mush'?

...o describe two new methods for analyzing shape and wear patterns on teeth. "Tooth shape reflects diet. Think of carnivorous dinosaurs with their sharp, dagger-like teeth," Ungar explained. "We can infer the diets of fossil primates by comparing the lengths of shearing crests on unworn molars with those o...

Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

...larger grafts, because the proteins' effectiveness wear off in just hours. By contrast, the gene therapy method triggers the tissue surrounding the graft to produce the proteins continuously for up to three weeks, long enough for the body to trigger the perpetual bone remodeling response. Stem cells have ...

'Hobbit' fossil likely represents new branch on human family tree

...n a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. Tooth wear on the fossil, which appears likely to have been a female, indicated that she was a full-grown adult at the time of death. But she stood only about 3 feet tall and had a brain approximately one-third the size of modern adult humans. Evidence suggests...

UCSD medical/bioengineering reseachers show titanium debris satobtage artificial joints

...afe in large blocks, but at the microscopic level, wear and tear can generate micrometer-sized particles. "As replacement joints are becoming increasingly common in aging populations, our results explain how such devices fail and suggest that improvements should be made in artificial joint design," said...

Research warns against sleeping in contact lenses

...who choose to sleep in lenses should be advised to wear silicone hydrogel lenses, which carry a five times decreased risk of severe keratitis for extended wear compared with hydrogel lenses." About 3 million people in the UK wear contact lenses, the vast major...

New NSF-AAAS report highlights 'learning communities,' other STEM educational strategies

...tudy in common areas, socialize together, and even wear the same tie-dyed T-shirts, Ulseth explained, they develop an extraordinary bond with the college, and with each other. "We're big into ownership and identity," added Ulseth, a 1984 Itasca graduate whose grandparents worked in the local iron and pape...

NJIT student named Fellow by NJ Commission on Science and Technology

...ions at home. For this use, outpatients can either wear the device all day, using adhesive tape to attach it to either their back or chests. Or they can leave the device at home and use it a few times a day to check their conditions. The device will alert them if their conditions worsened and they could t...

Saved by a straw?

...rush in a circular motion (horizontal brushing can wear away at the weakened enamel) If you have dry mouth, try to avoid carbonated beverages....

UF researchers test drug that could cut orthodontic treatment time in half

...n Association of Orthodontists estimates currently wear braces, but if it's shown to work it could bring a... will be targeted for movement, and, subjects will wear Invisalign braces for eight weeks to move the targeted tooth. At week eight, the aligners will be re...

DFG establishes 11 new research units

...f Reinforced Elastomer Blends" aim to describe the wear properties of filled elastomers under dynamic load. The interdisciplinary collaboration between natural scientists and engineering scientists is intended to form the basis for improved modelling of such materials. The projects will be coordinated by ...

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