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Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases

...d to multiply five times faster compared to normal gravity on Earth, supporting earlier discoveries that microbes have radically different behavior in weightless environments. NB is also shown to possibly be an infectious risk for crew members living in close quarters. "The concept that nanobacteria are livi...

Focus on our magnetic planet

...Earthquake waves and variations in the strength of gravity already provide a picture of the hot core, the rocky mantle that surrounds it, and the ever-active crust. But the picture is not yet clear enough for scientists to agree how the internal machinery of the planet really works. "Magnetic measurements g...

Study documents adverse events of pneumococcal vaccine in children

...ine pediatric practice, reflecting concern for the gravity of serious pneumococcal infections (such as meningitis or pneumonia) and confidence in the efficacy and safety of PCV. Prior to licensure, almost 19,000 infants and children received PCV in randomized clinical trials that demonstrated good efficacy ...

Lose weight fast the ESA way!

...nd I bump back on my seat as Zero-G is replaced by gravity close to double that on Earth. The A-300 has been...nd is lost. The force of the engines combined with gravity makes me sink into my seat, until suddenly Captain Gilles Le Barzic announces 'injection!' and the 2...

Talented Hokies research brain impacts while battling Aggies

...asure impacts to the helmets in terms of "G" -- or gravity -- forces. During football games, the sensors transmit real-time impact data to a sideline computer system that keeps track of a range of head impact data for each player wearing the HITS sensors. "Football helmets receive a lot of impacts that wil...

Researching a workout device to help keep the balance system in shape

...hat will improve the brain's ability to readapt to gravity environments whether it is a return to Earth or a ...will also be training their brains to readapt to a gravity environment," Bloomberg said. "Everyone is told they need to exercise to maintain their heart and m...

Foot pressure device may stamp out muscle loss

...ontract in certain ways to regulate your center of gravity and keep you from falling down. But in space-based experiments, Layne and other researchers have previously found that when you're floating free in space and move your arms around, postural activity in the legs and back is reduced. "This is the same...

UCSD professor explains how elephants are able to snorkel

...ed NASA experiments that discovered the effects of gravity on the distribution of pulmonary blood flow, and h...28 feet (8848 meters). His work on the effects of gravity in the lung led him into a study of weightlessness as it affects astronauts in space. Several experi...

Immunology experiment aboard historic shuttle mission

... MSUdesigned an experiment that will test the role gravity plays in the complicatedworkings of infection-fighting white blood cells. On earth, white blood cells stick like Velcro to the inside of bloodvessels when it's time to fight invaders. Following some chemical cues, theysqueeze through the...

Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality

... canals sense rotation and the otolith organssense gravity and linear acceleration. The spinning and tilting create conflicting signals between the semi-circularcanals and the otolith organs. "Once the subject stops spinning, the sensationof movement continues for thirty seconds or so, just as for a kid spi...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... Three Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers have ... treatments for diabetes, Novo Nordisk announced this month. Of ... Diabetes and Obesity Biologics Science Forum Program, only four ... Johns Hopkins researchers. They are Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D.; ... , Jonathan Powell, a professor of oncology, will ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) recently ... molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both the growth ... BRI scientists have found in models of the disease ... - 80 percent and can keep the tumor from ... five-year grant comes from the National Cancer Institute of ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Diego, Calif. (April 18, 2014) ― A new study ... analyzing weekly patterns in health-related Google searches reveals a ... health strategies. , Investigators from San Diego ... and the Monday Campaigns, analyzed "healthy" Google searches (searches ... e.g., "healthy diet") originating in the U.S. from 2005 ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... lead to potential new treatments for breaking the cycle ... Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of the disease, ... lead to serious organ damage and, in some cases, ... on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, research assistant ... specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. , "Our ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have ... than those with no inflammation, according to results of ... Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. , The link between persistent ... so-called high-grade prostate cancer those with a Gleason ... of the most aggressive and rapidly growing prostate cancers. ...
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