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Light twists rigid structures in unexpected nanotech finding

March 17, 2010
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Contact: Nicole Casal Moore ncmoore@umich.edu 734-647-1838 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—-In findings that took the experimenters three years to believe, University of Michigan engineers and their collaborators have demonstrated that light itself can twist ribbons of nanoparticles. The results are published in the current editi…


Arctic researchers bask in Miami

March 17, 2010
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Contact: Victoria Picknell victoria.picknell@zsl.org 44-207-449-6361 Zoological Society of London A new assessment of the Arctic's biodiversity reports a 26 per cent decline in species populations in the high Arctic. Populations of lemmings, caribou and red knot are some of the species that have experienced declines over the past…


Mayo Clinic Florida Researchers Find Level of Gene Alters Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

March 16, 2010
biotech

Using sophisticated techniques that scan the genomes of patients, researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida have found that …Click Here to Read More


Stem Cells Build New Blood Vessels to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease

March 16, 2010
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X-ray-visible Bone Marrow Stem Cells Dramatically Improve Ability to Build New Blood Vessels — Offering Future Possibility of Reducing or Avoiding Risk of Limb Amputation TAMPA, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bone marrow stem cells suspended in X-ray-visible microbubbles dramatically improve the body's ability to build new blood vessels in the upper leg — providing a potential future treatment for th…


Plan for the worst, hope for the best…

March 16, 2010
biotech

Winter Haven continues to develop into a high-tech hub. Last week saw the grand opening of the Florida Business Continuity …Click Here to Read More


University of Cincinnati researchers create artificial photosynthesis in frog-based “foam salad”

March 16, 2010
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Contact: Wendy Beckman wendy.beckman@uc.edu 513-556-1826 University of Cincinnati Engineers from the University of Cincinnati devise a foam that captures energy and removes excess carbon dioxide from the air — thanks to semi-tropical frogs For decades, farmers have been trying to find ways to get more energy out of…


Blocking cancer in its path: New cellular defect discovered

March 16, 2010
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Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez efernandez@pubaff.ucsf.edu 415-476-2557 University of California – San Francisco UCSF researchers have discovered that a key cellular defect that disturbs the production of proteins in human cells can lead to cancer susceptibility. The scientists also found that a new generation of inhibitory drugs offers prom…


Long polymer chains dance the conga

March 16, 2010
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Contact: Liz Ahlberg eahlberg@illinois.edu 217-244-1073 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Understanding the steps to the intricate dance inside a cell is essential to one day choreographing the show. By studying the molecules that give a cell its structure, University of Illinois researchers are moving closer to un…


Metallic glass yields secrets under pressure

March 16, 2010
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Contact: Ho-kwang Mao hmao@ciw.edu 202-478-8960 Carnegie Institution Washington, D.C. – Metallic glasses are emerging as potentially useful materials at the frontier of materials science research. They combine the advantages and avoid many of the problems of normal metals and glasses, two classes of materials with a very wide range of applications. Fo…