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2013-03-14 19:59:00

Scientist from Dortmund, Helsinki, Potsdam, and the ESRF have revealed details of the microscopic atomic structure of water under extreme conditions.

2013-03-12 22:45:12

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new "plug-and-play" method to assemble complex cell microenvironments that is a scalable, highly precise way to fabricate tissues with any spatial organization or interest—such as those found in the heart or skeleton or vasculature.

2013-03-05 10:35:15

Human activities are not the primary cause of arsenic found in groundwater in Bangladesh.

2013-03-04 11:15:32

A shortage of a protein called TDP-43 caused muscle wasting and stunted nerve cells.

2013-03-04 11:04:35

A new study has exam­ined how bac­te­ria clog med­ical devices, and the result isn’t pretty.

2013-02-21 11:34:39

Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading preventable cause of developmental disorders in developed countries.

2013-02-19 10:18:54

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects about 4 million in the United States and is the primary cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

2013-02-19 10:14:44

Eleven Biotherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company creating novel and differentiated protein-based biotherapeutics, has published preclinical data in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showing beneficial effects of EBI-005, the first rationally-designed topically administered IL-1 protein for the treatment of ocular diseases.

2013-02-19 10:10:37

A new approach to bladder regeneration is capitalizing on the potential of two distinct cell populations harvested from a patient's healthy bone marrow.

2013-02-19 10:07:52

A new study by Columbia Engineering researchers finds that the infant brain does not control its blood flow in the same way as the adult brain.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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