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Hearing Loss Treated In Gerbils With Human Stem Cells
2012-09-13 05:04:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of researchers from the United Kingdom who worked with deaf gerbils were recently able to give the animals the ability to hear again. The study is the first of its kind to replace damaged nerve cells with stem cells. The study, published recently in the journal Nature, discovered that hearing can improve when nerves were placed in the ear of the gerbils. Gerbils were the focus of the study as they have a hearing range...

Researchers Take A New Look At Masers
2012-08-17 05:39:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While we´ve been fixated with lasers – shooting them from flying ships, attaching them to shark´s heads, what have you – there´s been another sort of beam waiting in the wings for someone to take notice. In fact, "Masers" have been around before their cooler, younger sibling the Laser. They´ve also been more difficult to generate, requiring high magnetic fields and plenty of cooling. Masers are...

2012-08-13 11:28:07

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the athletes head home, as the temporary venues are closed down and life returns to normal in the British capital, the London Olympics are now just history. For London, the third time was the charm, as the city previously hosted the games in 1908 and again 40 years later in 1948. Many records were broken while many dreams failed to be achieved. In the pool, Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands broke the women´s 100 meter...

2012-08-13 07:23:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A special type of glass coating, developed by a German company and inspired by spider webs, is being used for the first time in the UK to help protect birds flocking to an island off the northeast coast of England. The glazing, which is known as Ornilux and is visible to birds but invisible to humans, was developed by researchers at Arnold Glas and is being used at a lookout tower at The Holy Island of Lindisfarne in order to keep...

2012-08-07 07:21:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 90 percent. This is the percentage of solid cancer patients who have gradual resistance to chemotherapy, according to BBC News. Researchers recently revealed that chemotherapy, a treatment for cancer, could possibly damage healthy cells and trigger a protein that would strengthen tumor resistance and growth. Chemotherapy is described as a treatment that can stop reproduction of fast-dividing cells and is given in various dosages....

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.