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2012-01-27 12:17:59

According to a recent study, there is a new mechanism of drug release using 3D superhydrophobic materials that utilizes air as a removable barrier to control the rate at which drug is released. The study was electronically published on January 16, 2012 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Boston University (BU) graduate student Stefan Yohe, under the mentorship of Mark Grinstaff , PhD, BU professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry,  and Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD,...

2011-12-11 06:09:46

New research published Dec. 9 in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise. Experiments conducted at Boston University (BU) and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, recently demonstrated that through a person's visual cortex, researchers could use decoded functional magnetic...

2011-11-11 14:20:55

In a breakthrough study published online today in The Lancet, researchers from Boston University, Save the Children and the WHO found that young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's network of "lady health workers" were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities. The finding could save thousands of children's lives every year. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of young children around the world, killing some 1.4 million children under...

Mind Reading Computer System May Help People With Locked-in Syndrome
2011-10-17 14:41:10

[ Watch the Video ] Totally paralyzed people could communicate and control robots Imagine living a life in which you are completely aware of the world around you but you're prevented from engaging in it because you are completely paralyzed. Even speaking is impossible. For an estimated 50,000 Americans, this is a harsh reality. It's called locked-in syndrome, a condition in which people with normal cognitive brain activity suffer severe paralysis, often from injuries or an illness such...

How Key Genes Cooperate To Make Healthy Skin
2011-09-21 04:02:48

  Scientists from Berkeley Lab, the University of Bradford and Boston University discover a crucial connection in skin formation Skin is the body's armor, protecting us from disease agents, injury, excessive water loss, and cold and heat. Yet mutations in a single gene, the gene for the protein p63, cause numerous diseases and malformations of the uppermost layer of skin — the epidermis — and other tissues. In the epidermis, these range from skin cancers to dysplasias...

Extreme Summertime Temps Could Become A Regular Thing
2011-09-11 04:09:34

  To happen even if expected increases in global temperatures are avoided In an article in the current issue of the journal Climatic Change Letters, Boston University researchers have estimated the impact near-term increases in global-mean temperatures will have on summertime temperatures in the U.S. and around the globe. The “2°C global warming target” is in reference to the current international efforts to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases and limit...

2011-08-26 07:33:59

BU researchers find that modeling errors produced exaggerated claims A new, comprehensive study by an international team of scientists, including scientists at Boston University in the US and the Universities of Viçosa and Campinas in Brazil, has been published in the current issue of Science (August 26, 2011) refuting earlier alarmist claims that drought has induced a decline in global plant productivity during the past decade and posed a threat to global food security....

2011-06-15 11:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) will be hosting a free panel discussion on how to build and develop a career in Web Design. The event will be held Monday, June 20, 2011 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts, located in Georgetown at 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 2007. The entire panel represents over 75 years of experience in Web Design and will explore a...

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2011-06-13 11:17:20

Aisha Sohail describes the Neuromorphics Lab at CELEST and the work of building artificial brains to be used in robotics I walked into the building and there was a human-sized robot waiting to greet me. It shook my hand, took my coat and brought me to sit in the room where my interview was going to be held. It asked me whether I needed a drink, and then proceeded to clean the countertops and water the plants. When I asked whether there was a reason it was working so hard, it simply said: "I...

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2011-06-09 13:45:00

NASA said on Thursday that its Voyager spacecraft has helped to show that the edge of our solar system may not be smooth, but filled with a turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles. Scientists found the sun's distant magnetic field is made up of bubbles about 100 million miles wide.  NASA said the bubbles are created when magnetic field lines reorganize, and the new model suggests the field lines are broken up into self-contained structures disconnected from the solar magnetic field. The...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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