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2011-08-10 10:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS), a historically effective innovation development program in the State of Maryland, has approved 15 new high-technology and biotechnology product development grants worth $4.2 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO ) Among the projects are new drugs, treatments or tests for breast cancer, staph infections and malaria, "green" heated chicken house...

2011-08-01 16:10:23

The push for campaign finance reform may be driven by a tendency to overestimate the power of political messages to influence other people's opinions, according to researchers. In an experiment, people who viewed negative political advertising said the advertisements had little effect on their own opinions, but believed the ads would have a greater influence on others, said Fuyuan Shen, associate professor, communications, Penn State. "People have a tendency to overestimate the effect media...

2011-07-21 12:25:31

The optgenetical engineering technology controls the activity of orexin neurons of the brain Recently, optogenetics, which controls the activity of neuron using the light-activated protein, has been getting a lot of attention. This light-activated protein works like a switch of neurons by sensing specific color of light. This time, Associate Professor Akihiro YAMANAKA and Dr. Tomomi Tsunematsu from National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), succeeded in suppressing only the...

2011-06-28 20:30:06

Tiny metallic particles produced by University of Adelaide chemistry researchers are bringing new hope for the production of cheap, efficient and clean hydrogen energy. Led by Associate Professor Greg Metha, Head of Chemistry, the researchers are exploring how the metal nanoparticles act as highly efficient catalysts in using solar radiation to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. "Efficient and direct production of hydrogen from solar radiation provides a renewable energy source that is the...

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2011-06-28 07:37:23

Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney diseases later in life according to a landmark study investigating the impacts of preterm birth on kidney development. The Monash University study is identifying new strategies for minimising the consequences of being born preterm, which accounts for around eight percent of births each year in Australia. By comparing the kidneys of babies born prematurely with those born after the full nine-month gestation, the research...

2011-06-03 08:30:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of South Carolina's Office of News and Internal Communications has compiled a list of faculty experts, many of whom conducted research along the Southeast coast and Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, for reporters who are covering hurricane, environmental and weather-related stories. To arrange interviews, call 803-777-5400 and ask for the media relations contact listed with each entry. Preparedness and policy Dr....

2011-05-16 15:56:41

Stem cell research courts both controversy and support in the community- depending on your viewpoint. Now, for the first time, scientists at Monash University's Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories (MISCL) have shown that they can make human stem cells from healthy adult kidneys without working on human embryos, circumventing ethical concerns around this research. This achievement will allow group leader Associate Professor Sharon Ricardo and her team to model genetic kidney diseases in the...

2011-04-29 22:52:52

Perception of "Ëœtragic, freak accidents' undermine efforts to improve caregiving, protect kids Patricia Schnitzer, associate professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, says that most unintentional child injury deaths of young children result from inadequate supervision or failure to protect children from harm. Although injuries to children may be unintentional, they can be prevented and should not be considered accidents. "Persistent references to tragic, freak, and horrible...

2011-04-23 00:00:31

Leading provider of audio CME introduces new titles in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Urology. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 Audio-Digest Foundation announced today 17 new issues of Continuing Medical Education (CME) audio programs covering 15 medical specialties including Anesthesiology,...

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2011-04-04 23:50:00

A new study reveals that a group of ancient enzymes adapted to substantial changes in ocean temperature and acidity during the last four billion years, providing evidence that life on Early Earth evolved from a much hotter, more acidic environment to the cooler, less acidic global environment that exists today.The study found that a group of ancient enzymes known as thioredoxin were chemically stable at temperatures up to 32 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than their modern...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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