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Carbon Nanotube Harpoon Used to Catch Individual Brain-cell Signals
2013-06-20 11:33:48

Neuroscientists may soon be modern-day harpooners, snaring individual brain-cell signals instead of whales with tiny spears made of carbon nanotubes.

Eating And Exercise Habits Influenced By Mothers
2013-06-19 05:31:37

Mothers who practice what they preach when it comes to being active and making healthy food choices are more likely to have children who exercise and eat well, according to research published online Tuesday by the International Journal of Obesity.

2013-06-12 23:18:50

Today DataChambers announces that it plans to expand into the Charlotte market with a new data center to be built on the research campus—providing businesses across the region with hosted and

Gamers Have Better Visual And Decision Making Skills
2013-06-12 09:34:54

Just as exercise and lifting weights can be used to boost the body’s strength, playing video games can train the brain to make better and faster decisions based on visual input.

Bioengineered Blood Vessels Successfully Implanted In Patient
2013-06-07 04:50:47

Surgeons at Duke University have announced the successful implantation of a bioengineered blood vessel in the United States.

Pollution Controls Increase Attendance On Beaches
2013-06-06 11:53:23

Southern California beaches with storm drain diversion systems attract millions more people annually, a new study in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin shows.

Promise In Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Shown With Genetic Editing
2013-06-05 08:48:09

Using a novel genetic 'editing' technique, Duke University biomedical engineers have been able to repair a defect responsible for one of the most common inherited disorders, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, in cell samples from Duchenne patients.

2013-06-03 23:04:25

Duke University Commencement, Edenton NC 300th Celebration among groundbreaking photos hosted on gigapan.com. (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Aqueti, a new company

Having The Biggest Playlist Doesn't Make A Male Songbird The Brainiest Of The Bunch
2013-05-22 13:17:58

For songbirds, singing a lot of songs indicates a bird is smart, but that signal is not necessarily indicative of intelligence for everything

New Method For Producing Clean Hydrogen Developed
2013-05-22 12:11:39

Duke University engineers have developed a novel method for producing clean hydrogen, which could prove essential to weaning society off of fossil fuels and their environmental implications.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.