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2009-12-20 09:05:16

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have uncovered fundamental differences between the bone which makes up the skull and the bones in our limbs, which they believe could hold the key to tackling bone weakness and fractures. It is well know that bones in the arms and legs become weak and vulnerable to breaks when they are not maintained by weight bearing exercise. However skull bone, which bears almost no weight remains particularly resistant to breaking. The new research published...

2009-12-16 17:20:00

Annual Gala Raises Significant Funds to Benefit of Children with Autism and Other Special Needs, Christine Taylor, Gary Cole and Zachary Levi Join Ben Stiller to Ring in the Holiday Season LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its 13th annual Teddy Bear Ball, The Help Group honored three remarkable individuals. Hasbro President & CEO Brian Goldner received the Help Humanitarian Award in recognition of his far-reaching philanthropic leadership and commitment to children's...

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2009-12-11 06:40:00

A new telescope "” VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) "” has just started work at ESO's Paranal Observatory and has made its first release of pictures. VISTA is a survey telescope working at infrared wavelengths and is the world's largest telescope dedicated to mapping the sky. Its large mirror, wide field of view and very sensitive detectors will reveal a completely new view of the southern sky. Spectacular new images of the Flame Nebula, the center...

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2009-11-17 12:20:51

Tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger animals, despite only having a brain the size of a pinhead, say scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. "Animals with bigger brains are not necessarily more intelligent," according to Lars Chittka, Professor of Sensory and Behavioral Ecology at Queen Mary's Research Centre for Psychology and University of Cambridge colleague, Jeremy Niven. This begs the important question: what are they for? Research repeatedly shows how insects are...

2009-11-16 10:50:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's Eve celebrations at the Queen Mary include five parties and a gigantic fireworks display for one low ticket price of $89 as well as deluxe dining and room packages to ensure a New Year's Eve spent in style. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091116/LA11389) Jazz by vocalist Eddie Wakes, Latin-inspired entertainer Red Loquita, swing and dance classics from The Wise Guys Big Band Machine, dueling pianos, and live D.J. music...

2009-10-30 09:32:49

New research on the fruit-fly brain points to a possible mechanism by which temperature influences the body clock, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London. Although much is known about how light affects the body clock - also known at the circadian clock - it is not well understood which cells or organs sense daily temperature changes or how temperature signals reach the part of the brain that contains the circadian clock. A variety of organisms, including insects and...

2009-10-30 06:35:00

ELDORADO, Ill., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In his debut novel, "The Travelers" (published by iUniverse), Keith Wayne McCoy strengthens the mysterious, haunting link between the past and present by telling the story of how an errant radio signal from the 1947 luxury liner Queen Mary is intercepted by an extraterrestrial intelligence - not to mention a mother - who inadvertently causes the deterioration of one couple in the past and ultimately sends melancholy filmmaker Guy Turner on a journey...

2009-10-28 22:23:55

New research from Queen Mary, University of London and Harvard Medical School has revealed precisely why taking fish oils can help with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In a paper published in Nature today*, researchers describe how the body converts an ingredient found in fish oils into another chemical called Resolvin D2 and how this chemical reduces the inflammation that leads to a variety of diseases. The research also suggests that Resolvin D2 could be the basis for a new treatment...

2009-10-22 15:55:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Cunard's partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival, the iconic ocean liner company will be pleased to welcome acclaimed filmmakers Griffin Dunne and Gary Winick on the 11 November Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton to New York aboard Queen Mary 2. This year, Cunard was recognized as the Official Cruise Line of the Tribeca Film Festival, of which both film industry insiders have been active participants for a number of...

2009-10-02 13:16:25

Scientists working at Queen Mary, University of London, have developed micrometer-sized capsules to safely deliver drugs inside living cells. In the future, this technique could allow full courses of prescription drugs to be effectively 'shrink-wrapped' and buried under the skin or inside the body. These "micro shuttles" can be loaded with a specific dose of medication and be opened remotely, releasing their contents. Using this new technique, drugs - like insulin for managing diabetes -...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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