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2011-05-06 00:00:29

Joseph W. Belluck, a New York lawyer who represents mesothelioma victims throughout the country, says that asbestos must be carefully removed, secured and disposed of in order to avoid exposing others to danger. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 New York personal injury attorney Joseph W. Belluck said today that the recent arrest of a Buffalo man on federal charges of illegally storing asbestos shines a light on the health risks posed by the improper handling of the dangerous material. The...

2011-04-18 13:06:26

For the first time, scientists have made star-shaped, biodegradable polymers that can self-assemble into hollow, nanofiber spheres, and when the spheres are injected with cells into wounds, these spheres biodegrade, but the cells live on to form new tissue. Developing this nanofiber sphere as a cell carrier that simulates the natural growing environment of the cell is a very significant advance in tissue repair, says Peter Ma, professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and...

2011-04-12 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Life Science, the innovative biological products and services research business of Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL), today announced the signing of an agreement with Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) to develop genetically modified silkworms for the production of spider silk, using Sigma's proprietary CompoZr Zinc Finger Nuclease (ZFN) technology. The transfer of silk genes from the spider to the silkworm is expected to...

2011-04-02 00:00:27

Law Firm's Public Service Announcement Will Incorporate Pictures and Videos Submitted by Supporters of the "Ban Asbestos Now!" Advocacy Program Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) April 1, 2011 Sokolove Law, a leading provider of legal services and the nation's most trusted mesothelioma law firm, is proud to announce its support of "National Asbestos Awareness Week" and plans to recognize the event by creating an ongoing series of public service announcements (PSA) warning the public about the dangers of...

2011-03-30 12:44:35

Encapsulating antibiotics inside nanofibers, like a mummy inside a sarcophagus, gives them the amazing ability to destroy drug-resistant bacteria so completely that scientists described the remains as mere "ghosts," according to a report today at the the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Mohamed H. El-Newehy, Ph.D., leader of the nanofibers research team, said the new technology has potentially important applications in the on-going battle against...

2011-03-17 17:26:00

PORTLAND, OR, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT) has agreed to a ten-year CRAiLAR(R) fiber supply agreement with Hanesbrands Inc. that will commercialize NAT's proprietary fibers. Terms of the agreement were undisclosed. This represents NAT's initial commercialization agreement for CRAiLAR and establishes the foundation for continued adoption of its proprietary flax-based fiber. The all-natural CRAiLAR process is...

2011-03-17 19:59:39

Carbon nanofibers hold promise for technologies ranging from medical imaging devices to precise scientific measurement tools, but the time and expense associated with uniformly creating nanofibers of the correct size has been an obstacle "“ until now. A new study from North Carolina State University demonstrates an improved method for creating carbon nanofibers of specific sizes, as well as explaining the science behind the method. "Carbon nanofibers have a host of potential...

2011-03-14 00:00:27

Renovating your home to cut down on energy costs can raise the risk of exposure to dangerous asbestos materials, New York attorney Joseph W. Belluck warns, citing a recent report from Canada. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 12, 2011 Although it makes economic and environmental sense to renovate your home to make it more energy efficient, homeowners need to ensure that they are not exposing themselves and contractors to dangerous asbestos in the process, New York personal injury attorney...

2011-03-11 08:22:00

RED BANK, N.J., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, "spending on remodeling probably will rise 9.2 percent to $125.1 billion in the first quarter from $114.6 billion a year earlier." According to Bloomberg, "a 13 percent increase forecast for April through June would be the largest jump in five years, referring to a report by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based center." Attorney Chris Placitella, partner at the law firm of...


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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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