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2008-12-29 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, December 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Technology Licensed Exclusively by Stem Cell Sciences - ("Stem Cell Sciences", "SCS", "the Company") Stem Cell Sciences plc (AIM:STEM, ASX:STC) is pleased to announce that pioneering research describing a technique for creating authentic embryonic stem (ES) cells from rats has been published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Cell (Ref. 1). This publication is believed to be the first in which germ-line...

2008-12-18 08:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Plextronics, Inc. -- an international technology company that specializes in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics -- announced today that its conductive ink has been shown to improve the performance of certain P-OLED devices. P-OLEDs (Polymer Organic Light Emitting Diodes) are a fast growing, new generation of display technology, which promise to replace liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in many existing applications in the coming years,...

2008-12-04 22:25:35

A London woman who said her efforts to conceive have failed is seeking a specific brand of donor -- an Oxford or Cambridge University student. Sally Adams, who described herself as in her 50s, said she was unable to have a child even after undergoing a $30,000 in vitro fertilization treatment, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. She said she is seeking an egg donor, but only Oxford University or Cambridge University students and graduates need apply. Oxford is a very good possible...

2008-11-21 17:12:05

A student magazine at Britain's Cambridge University has raised controversy by publishing a topless picture of a female undergraduate. Vivid Magazine, which has a distribution of more than 5,000 including students from all of the university's 31 colleges, printed the photo of the blond student, whose name was not printed, wearing only a black lacy thong and stockings while straddling the historic Clare College bridge, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The photograph is believed to mark the...

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2008-11-13 10:45:00

Scientists from the universities of Leicester and Cambridge and from the British Geological Survey have published new research in the journal Geology this month (November) shedding new light on a 500-million year old mystery. The 500 million year-old fossils of the Burgess Shale in Canada, discovered over a century ago, still provide one of the most remarkable insights into the dawn of animal life. The beautiful silvery fossils show the true nature of the life of that time, just after the...

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2008-11-03 08:10:00

Researchers from Cambridge University have pinpointed a sequence of DNA present in two-thirds of common tumors for the first time. Each year, 145 children between the ages of 5 and 19 are diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytomas.  Of those diagnosed, nearly 40 cases are untreatable. Researchers hope the findings can lead to greater knowledge, and treatment of brain tumors. Professor Peter Collins, lead researcher from Cambridge University, performed genetic scans on 44 pilocytic astrocytoma...

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2008-10-24 12:25:00

Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking will retire from his prominent Cambridge University position at the end of the academic year in September, but plans to continue his study of space and time, the university said Friday. Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a position once held by the distinguished 18th century physicist Isaac Newton. Cambridge University policy requires officeholders to retire at the end of the academic year in which they turn 67 years old, a milestone Hawking...

2008-10-07 00:00:18

Physicist who proved the existence of the Fermi surface and was the first President of Clare Hall, Cambridge Brian Pippard was a distinguished physicist and university teacher, a talented classical pianist, a historian of science and an able administrator. He enjoyed discussion and debate and he had an impressive knowledge and understanding of classical physics, quantum physics and statistical thermodynamics. He was the Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge University from 1971 to...

2008-10-04 09:00:06

By Craig Brown IT IS without doubt one of the hardest tests for any Christian's faith: to watch images of natural disasters on the scale of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 or the Asian tsunami that destroyed thousands of lives in 2004 occur, or to witness a friend or family member suffer a slow and painful death through a terminal illness, and still be sure that their God is, as the Bible asserts, a loving one. Certainly, at its polarities, the moral complexities are almost unbearable for...

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2008-09-23 12:56:04

Chemical engineer Stephen Gerrard of Cambridge University has developed a nipple shield that disinfects milk from a HIV-positive breast-feeding mother. The shield uses a layer of cotton-wool soaked in a detergent used by biochemists to denature proteins for analysis. The chemical deactivates the virus, which prevents HIV transmission from a breast-feeding mother to her child. The International Design Development Summit (IDDS) in the United States brought together engineers and field workers...