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Memory In Patients With Early Alzheimer’s Improves From Nutrient Mixture
2012-07-10 15:20:27

In clinical trial, mixture developed at MIT appears to help overcome loss of connections between brain cells. A clinical trial of an Alzheimer´s disease treatment developed at MIT has found that the nutrient cocktail can improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer´s. The results confirm and expand the findings of an earlier trial of the nutritional supplement, which is designed to promote new connections between brain cells. Alzheimer´s patients gradually lose those...

2012-06-25 23:23:14

Bielefeld University students participating in MIT competition A biological filter to remove estrogens from waste water and drinking water -- 15 Bielefeld students submitting this project to the 'international Genetically Engineered Machine competition' (iGEM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA are setting their sights high. They are persuading internationally active companies and associations in the biotechnology and chemistry sector to contribute several...

Snow On Mars Size Of Red Blood Cells, Study Shows
2012-06-21 12:36:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com It snows on Mars, but it´s a little alien to what you see in places like Vail, Colorado here on Earth. The snow is actually made up of frozen crystals of carbon dioxide about the size of red blood cells, according to new research. Most of Mars' atmosphere is made up of carbon dioxide (CO2), so during the winter months the poles get so cold that gas condenses and forms tiny particles of snow. MIT researchers decided to use science to calculate the...

'Sugar' New Energy Source For Future Medical Implants
2012-06-13 16:48:00

Implantable fuel cell built at MIT could power neural prosthetics that help patients regain control of limbs. MIT engineers have developed a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells: glucose. This glucose fuel cell could be used to drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, which could help paralyzed patients move their arms and legs again. The fuel cell, described in the June 12 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, strips electrons from glucose molecules to...

2012-06-05 06:29:06

LUBBOCK, Texas, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Positron Corporation a leading molecular imaging healthcare company, specializing in the field of nuclear cardiology announces completion of its first strontium validation effort. In May 2012, Manhattan Isotope Technology (MIT), a Positron subsidiary, successfully processed strontium. The internal analysis of the product demonstrates it meets the Sr-82 purity specifications required for the formulation of Sr-82/Rb-82 generators. MIT has now...

2012-06-04 17:41:18

Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting. Using a technique known as “nucleic acid origami,” chemical engineers have built tiny particles made out of DNA and RNA that can deliver snippets of RNA directly to tumors, turning off genes expressed in cancer cells. To achieve this type of gene shutdown, known as RNA interference, many researchers have tried – with some success – to deliver RNA with particles made...

2012-05-30 11:18:15

Tuberculosis, now largely controlled in the industrialized world, remains a stubbornly persistent killer in most of Africa, as well as parts of Asia and South America. The spread of multidrug-resistant strains of TB has slowed progress against the devastating disease, which is estimated to strike more than 10 million people annually. Now a modified soft-drink cooler, developed by researchers at MIT´s D-Lab, could make a dent in the disease´s impact. There are two big issues that...

People With Trypanophobia Need Not Fear, New Research Is Here
2012-05-26 05:14:49

A new device may be the cure for those who are afflicted with trypanophobia, someone who has a fear of needles. MIT researchers have created a device that delivers a tiny, high-pressure jet of medicine through the skin without the use of hypodermic needles. The new device can be programmed to inject a range of doses at various depths, helping to deliver the medicine to different skin types. The researchers say the technology may reduce the potential for needle-stick injuries, which,...

2012-05-24 02:31:05

BEIJING, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/-- iSoftStone Holdings Limited ("iSoftStone", NYSE: ISS), a leading China-based IT services provider, joined executives from around the world as a featured gold sponsor of the 2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium (http://www.mitcio.com) on May 22 , the premier international event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. iSoftStone's Executive Vice President, Mr. John Peng, and Sr. Vice President, Mr. Karl Pessinis,...

2012-05-24 02:23:06

EWING, N.J., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SOLEC - Solar Energy Corporation's LO/MIT-I technology, trusted by SpaceX on its recently launched Dragon Capsule, and approved by NASA for space applications is available for everyday use in homes and buildings to reduce solar heat gain in roofs and attics and lower energy costs. LO/MIT-I is one of the LO/MIT family of low "e" paints available in both water borne and solvent borne formulations that are extensively used as spray-applied insulation...