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2012-08-27 12:21:27

Harvard scientists have, for the first, time created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues. As described in a paper published August 26 in Nature Materials, a multi-institutional research team led by Charles M. Lieber, the Mark Hyman, Jr. Professor of Chemistry at Harvard and Daniel Kohane, a Harvard Medical School professor in the Department of Anesthesia at Children's Hospital Boston...

2012-08-25 23:04:23

Poor balance, a persistent problem for millions of adults, can cause life-changing falls. Better Balance, a new report from Harvard Medical School, offers six workouts designed to help anyone achieve better balance. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 24, 2012 A tumbling toddler can be a joy to behold. A tumbling adult often verges on tragedy. Poor balance, a persistent problem for millions of adults, can cause bone breaking falls. It can also lead to a damaging, downward spiral of inactivity that...

2012-08-24 23:01:27

Cenegenics® Medical Institute´s customized age management medicine program demonstrates the success of low-glycemic nutrition for optimized health Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 The Cenegenics customized healthy aging program goes beyond the recent Harvard Medical School research on nutrition, published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association," to real-life applications, demonstrating the positive impact low-glycemic nutrition has on hormonal balance, caloric...

2012-08-15 22:06:34

Watch the Video: Recreating a Slice of the Universe Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have found a way to accurately follow the birth and evolution of thousands of galaxies over billions of years. For the first time, scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and their colleagues at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have made it possible to build a universe from scratch that brims with galaxies like we...

2012-07-12 23:00:56

With a new study linking the use of several popular sleep aids to premature death, falling asleep without medicine is a better way to go. The Harvard Women's Health Watch offers tips for falling asleep. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 With several popular hypnotic sleep aids, including zolpidem (Ambien) and temazepam (Restoril), now linked to an increased risk of death, the July 2012 issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch offers eight tips for getting a better night's sleep without...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.