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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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2010-04-15 11:07:30

ESA's Technology Transfer Program's booth "ËœESA Space Apps' at this year's Hanover Fair will present a number of impressive spin-offs and technology transfers, illustrating the huge untapped potential of advanced space technology for European non-space business. "With "ËœESA Space Apps' we wish to draw the European industry's attention to the great number of existing innovative space technologies available," explains Frank M. Salzgeber, Head of ESA's Technology Transfer...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

GRENOBLE, France, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Despite its Recent Discovery, one of the Best-Preserved Hominid Fossils has Already Been Analysed with Synchrotron Light Prof. Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) has discovered a new species of early human ancestor in one of the best-preserved skeletons of an hominid, dated around 1.9 million years old, in the Cradle of Humankind. This discovery was published on 9 April in Science. The fossil's...

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2010-04-12 07:59:57

Despite its recent discovery in South Africa, one of the best-preserved hominid fossil ever discovered has already been analyzed with synchrotron light Palaeoanthropologist Prof. Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, has discovered a new species of early human ancestor in one of the best-preserved skeletons of an early hominid, dated around 1.9 million years old, in the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. This discovery was published on 9 April...


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