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2014-08-12 08:31:03

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- eLux Medical, Inc., developer of NanoLipo(TM), a novel nanomedicine approach to liposuction, is pleased to announce that Professor Robert S. Langer, Sc.D., has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Langer has written over 1,250 articles and has over 1,060 patents worldwide, many of which have been licensed or sublicensed to over 250...

antarctic research
2014-08-10 02:05:36

Monash University Countries need to work together to ensure Antarctic research continues and key questions on the region are answered, researchers say. In an article published in Nature, 75 scientists along with policy makers in 22 countries have outlined what they see as the major priorities for Antarctic research over the next 20 years and beyond. In it they outline six priorities for Antarctic science – the most important scientific questions to be addressed in the region, as...

2014-08-04 12:41:03

University of Warwick Like a self-assembling 'Lego Death Star,' says lead researcher Researchers have developed a simple and versatile method for making artificial anti-cancer molecules that mimic the properties of one of the body's natural defense systems. The chemists, led by Professor Peter Scott at the University of Warwick, UK, have been able to produce molecules that have a similar structure to peptides which are naturally produced in the body to fight cancer and infection....

hummingbird beats helicopter
2014-08-02 04:17:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Hummingbird wings are more efficient than even the highest-quality helicopter blades when it comes to generating lift, according to new research appearing in the current issue of the Journal of the Royal Society: Interface. However, experiments conducted by Stanford University professor David Lentink indicate that the gap between nature and human engineering is closing. While the best hummingbird was found to be over 20 percent...

2014-07-31 12:29:54

Privately-held Rogne Biosciences plans to develop the first topical biologic, a peptide-based skin treatment for patients with psoriasis, derived from a protein which occurs naturally in the body. PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogne Bioscience, a privately-held biotechnology company based in San Francisco Bay Area, has acquired a licence to anti-inflammatory peptides from Isis Innovation, the University of Oxford's commercialisation company. The potent...

water shortage
2014-07-31 02:15:58

Winnie Axelsen, Aarhus University Two new reports that focus on the global electricity water nexus have just been published. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population and keep the current energy and power solutions going if we continue doing what we are doing today. It is a clash of competing necessities, between drinking water and energy demand. Behind the research is a group of researchers...

2014-07-30 23:08:54

FAMU Fulbright recipients will conduct research at Nigeria's Federal University of Technology to study diabetes and green alternatives to harden steel. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Florida A&M University (FAMU) mechanical engineering doctoral candidate Renee Gordon and biochemistry professor Ngozi Ugochukwu, Ph.D., will head to Nigeria in August to conduct research as Fulbright Scholars. The prestigious Fulbright Scholars Program is a highly competitive international...

2014-07-29 20:22:57

- The closing session of the III Universia International Presidents' Meeting Rio 2014, with the participation of 1,103 honorable presidents from 33 countries. RIO DE JANEIRO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today we have the final activities as part of the III Universia International Presidents' Meeting Rio 2014, after two days of intense discussions about 10 topics that are key for higher education in Ibero-America. 1,103 honorable presidents from 33 countries participated in this event, which...

2014-07-28 13:25:26

University of Manchester Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. The findings, published in Nature Medicine, show that drugs widely used to treat lung diseases work with the body clock. In the UK pneumonia, which is caused by an infection, affects around 1 in 1000 adults each year and is more serious for babies, young children, the elderly, smokers and those with an underlying health condition....

2014-07-28 08:29:21

Researchers: Automated Measurement of Volumetric Mammographic Density is a Promising Tool for Widespread Breast Cancer Risk Assessment WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A prospective study conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has validated the performance of VolparaDensity breast imaging software across multiple vendor platforms and has associated volumetrically assessed breast density measurements to breast cancer risk. Published in Cancer...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin