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2013-07-09 21:16:49

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new nanomaterial that could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations. The new nanomaterial, described in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, efficiently separates the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from nitrogen, the other significant component of the waste gas released by coal-fired power stations. This would allow the carbon dioxide to be separated before being stored, rather than released to the...

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2013-04-10 09:58:30

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bucknell University Associate Professor of Biology DeeAnn Reeder made a surprising discovery recently while conducting research in South Sudan. Collaborating with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Programme Officer Adrian Garside, her discovery led to the identification of a completely new genus of bat found while on a mission to conduct general field research and pursue conservation efforts in this remote region of Africa....

2013-03-13 15:03:33

The widespread introduction of a chicken pox vaccine in Australia in 2006 has prevented thousands of children from being hospitalized with severe chicken pox and saved lives, according to new research. In a national study of chicken pox admissions at four participating Australian children's hospitals, researchers found the number of children hospitalized with chicken pox or shingles had dropped by 68% since 2006. The research was led by Associate Professor Helen Marshall from the...

2013-02-20 08:29:55

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program today announces it is awarding $4.7 million to Maryland university researchers to help 16 local companies develop technology products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO) The projects, which team companies with universities across the state, include gene-silencing for cancer treatment, a new cardiovascular diagnostic device,...

Humans Train Their Brain To Like Certain Music, Rather Than Rely On Nature To Do It For Them
2013-02-14 14:50:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has shown that those who dislike a certain style of music based on the sound of it, or the use of harmonies within, simply aren´t trying hard enough. In other words, our love of music and appreciation for harmony is a product of nurture, not nature. According to associate professor Neil McLachlan from the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, people can learn to appreciate and even love different styles...

2013-02-04 10:28:23

Scientists have identified the gene essential for survival of antibody-producing cells, a finding that could lead to better treatments for diseases where these cells are out of control, such as myeloma and chronic immune disorders. The discovery that a gene called Mcl-1 is critical for keeping this vital immune cell population alive was made by researchers at Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Associate Professor David Tarlinton, Dr Victor Peperzak and Dr Ingela Vikstrom from the...

2012-10-26 00:56:31

-Heart cells from patients with inherited heart muscle disease can now be studied in a petri dish without risk to patients, including the possibility of testing new treatments -Experiments performed on the cells show that the heart cell model matches that of the clinical features of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), an inherited heart muscle disease associated with sudden cardiac death -Landmark study published in European Heart Journal, a top ranking international...

Interview With Professor Shu Yang Of The University of Pennsylvania
2012-10-18 08:26:27

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Color is all around us - from painted buildings, to stop signs, to butterfly wings. Traditionally, colorful compounds, called pigments, are added to material to give them the desired color. However, color can often fade and is susceptible to damage from environmental conditions, like rain. A more novel way to create color is to synthesize polymers to create surface types and colors for specific applications. However, creating...

Regenerated Lizard Tails Not A Perfect Match To Original Tail
2012-10-10 08:47:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some lizards have the innate ability to re-grow their tails when their original one gets severed. However, this natural regenerative ability does not occur in a perfect way. In other words, the new tail, based on studies by a team of scientists from two Arizona schools, is quite different from the original appendage it replaces. Scientists from Arizona State University and University of Arizona examined the anatomical and...

2012-09-24 12:50:10

Melbourne researchers have identified a new way of protecting female fertility, offering hope to women whose fertility may be compromised by the side-effects of cancer therapy or by premature menopause. The researchers, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Monash University and Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research, made the discovery while investigating how egg cells die. They found that two specific proteins, called PUMA and NOXA, cause the death of egg cells in the...