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2010-06-02 09:30:00

About to be shut away from the outside world, the Mars500 volunteers still get to have fun. Their duties will include regular playing of video games "“ though with a serious purpose. Results from the games will help develop computerized "Ëœelectronic partners' to support crews on future deep space missions. The latest stage of the international Mars500 program begins in June: a six-man crew will be sealed in an isolation facility at Moscow's Institute for Biomedical Problems...

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2010-06-01 08:37:06

EMBL scientists identify molecules that ensure red blood cell production Red blood cells, the delivery men that take oxygen to cells all around the body, have short lives. To keep enough of them in circulation, the human body produces around 2 million of these cells every second "“ even more in response to challenges like severe blood loss. In a study published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo,...

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2010-06-01 08:15:00

ESA's Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli will soon visit the International Space Station, and he needs your help to name his mission. Paolo Nespoli is now in intensive training for his challenging 6-month mission that will start next November. He will be launched in a Soyuz TMA spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 30 with Dmitri Kondratyev and Catherine Coleman. After docking two days later, they will stay on the International Space Station (ISS) as members of...

2010-05-31 01:59:00

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, May 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced that its joint venture Health Robotics South East Asia Ltd. scored two strategic wins by reaching agreements on two separate government-sponsored projects to deliver CytoCare-made accurate and sterile oncology patient doses in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, respectively. Health Robotics' CytoCare is the first and only robot in the world proven to automatically compound and dispense oncology intravenous...

2010-05-20 07:00:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) had teamed up with leading public-domain data providers European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the U.S.-based informatics service provider Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) to make freely available key scientific information on more than 13,500 compounds that could ultimately lead to new treatments for malaria. The release of this data marks the first time that a...

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2010-05-11 14:00:00

Astronaut candidate Tim Peake is on his way to becoming the first U.K. citizen to be admitted into the European Space Agency's (ESA) Astronaut Corps. Peake's training will get him ready to fly to the International Space Station (ISS). "We had a number of very important tasks to do, but at each stage there was also a lot of laughter because it was so much fun," Peake told BBC News. The former British Army helicopter pilot took a parabolic flight that allowed him to float free in the cabin of...

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2010-05-04 10:20:00

A group of volunteer astronauts are beginning their final round of training in preparation for a simulated mission to Mars that will last 520 days, according to Tuesday media reports. In late May or early June, a team of three Russian, one Chinese, and a pair of European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts will be locked into a 1,000 square foot module near Moscow. The mission, which has been dubbed Mars500, was designed to simulate the journey from Earth to the Red Planet, and will help illustrate...

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2010-05-03 09:10:04

During embryonic development, proteins called Polycomb group complexes turn genes off when and where their activity must not be present, preventing specialized tissues and organs from forming in the wrong places. They also play an important role in processes like stem cell differentiation and cancer. In a study published online Sunday May 2 in Nature, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, identified a new Polycomb group complex, and were...

2010-04-27 04:00:00

LONDON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe is moving towards becoming a knowledge-based economy. Keeping in line with this objective, the European commission has instituted the Framework 7 (FP7) programme. Launched to support the re-launched Lisbon strategy, FP7 focuses on research themes rather than the framework programmes of the past. It has been designed to meet some of the persisting challenges of raising Europe to match global excellence in research, thereby benefiting the European life...

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2010-04-21 07:10:00

The Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334, is a huge stellar nursery, the birthplace of hundreds of massive stars. In a magnificent new ESO image taken with the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, the glowing gas and dust clouds obscuring the view are penetrated by infrared light and some of the Cat's hidden young stars are revealed. Towards the heart of the Milky Way, 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius (the...


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