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2012-04-23 02:24:10

NEW YORK, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Ethics & International Affairs," the flagship journal of Carnegie Council, is proud to announce the launch of its new website and blog, ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org. The new site will offer free full-text book reviews, as well as select free feature articles and essays. The blog will feature timely normative analysis of global political developments and institutions from leading academics. The site will also highlight relevant...

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2012-03-14 09:39:11

Anesthetic gel made from a rare plant found deep in the Peruvian rainforest has been found to be so potent that it could potentially replace the uncomfortable anesthetic injections used prior to dental procedures -- and provide a natural remedy for aching teeth, scientists say. The remarkable painkilling properties of the Acmella oleracea plant, commonly referred to as Spilanthes Extract, have been used for centuries if not millennia by Incas to treat toothache, ulcers, abscesses and to...

Artificial 'Womb' Unlocks Secrets Of Early Embryo Development
2012-03-03 04:47:44

Pioneering work by a leading University of Nottingham scientist has helped reveal for the first time a vital process in the development of the early mammalian embryo. A team led by Professor of Tissue Engineering, Kevin Shakesheff, has created a new device in the form of a soft polymer bowl which mimics the soft tissue of the mammalian uterus in which the embryo implants. The research has been published in the journal Nature Communications. This new laboratory culture method has allowed...

University Denies Report Calling Hawking A Strip Club Regular
2012-02-29 06:03:08

Cambridge University has confirmed reports from an American website that renowned physicist and professor Stephen Hawking had been spotted at a gentleman's club in California. However, they denied that the 70-year-old author of A Brief History of Time was a regular at the Freedom Acres swingers club in Devore, as had been reported by RadarOnline.com last Friday. Tim Holt, a press officer for the university, said on Tuesday that the original story was "greatly exaggerated" and that it...

2012-01-26 04:20:01

A*STAR scholar Ms Christine Cheung first author of team paper published this month in Nature Biotechnology*Singapore, Jan 26, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A Cambridge University research team has for the first time discovered a method of generating different types of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) - the cells which make up the walls of blood vessels - using cells from patients' skin. This work could lead to new treatments and better screening for cardiovascular disease.Cardiovascular disease...

2012-01-17 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Translation tools, case studies and website translation expertise from translation company Globalization Partners International (GPI) are featured in a new book to be published this month by Cambridge University Press entitled "Localization Strategies for Global E-Business" by Professor Nitish Singh, PhD. "GPI provided best practices on website translation, web content management systems, global search engine optimization and related...

Intel Works To Help Stephen Hawking Keep Speaking
2012-01-10 08:05:07

Intel Corp. is searching for ways to help renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking continue speaking, said a senior executive with the company this week. Justin Rattner, Intel´s chief technology officer, told the Associated Press on Monday that the chipmaker has a research team in Britain that is working to develop a new speech system for Hawking, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease when he was just 21 years old. The incurable degenerative disorder has left him...

CO2 Emissions Could Prevent Next Ice Age
2012-01-09 13:18:42

Increases in carbon dioxide emissions will prevent us from experiencing the next Ice Age, which experts believe would have occurred within the next millennium, according to research published in this week's edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. An international team of scientists examined variations in the Earth's orbit, as well as global weather and climate patterns, determining that the next worldwide deep-freeze should begin within the next 1,500 years, the Telegraph reported on...

Physics Luminary Hawking Searching For An Assistant
2011-12-29 14:31:11

One of the 21st century´s most brilliant public figures Stephen Hawking has recently placed an advertisement on his website for a personal assistant at a starting salary of around $40,000. The 69-year old professor at Cambridge University says he is not looking for a fellow physicist, just someone with technical savvy to help him with diverse tasks. Professor Hawking, whose work in theoretical physics, cosmology, and quantum gravity have established him as one of the century´s...

2011-12-13 16:00:00

MRS Communications apps are now available for the iPad, iPhone, and Android. The newest journal serving the materials research world comes in multiple electronic formats, offering digital editions of journal issues for all the leading mobile devices. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 MRS Communications apps are now available for the iPad, iPhone, and Android. The newest journal serving the materials research world comes in multiple electronic formats, offering digital editions of...