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2014-07-21 12:25:35

SAN ANTONIO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ADB International Group Inc.: OTCQB: ADBI (ADBI or the Company) today announced a partnership with Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA or the Institute), for the purpose of bringing ADBI's E-QURE BST(TM), a bioelectrical signal therapy device (the E-QURE BST Device), to the U.S. market. The Institute, which has significant expertise in wound healing, clinical trial development and regulatory operations, will conduct a...

2014-06-07 23:01:38

ABIA interactive Synergy Seminar features international expert working with local leaders on violence prevention and response strategies. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 • ABIA Synergy Seminar features international expert working with local leaders on violence prevention and response strategies Interactive 90-minute session encourages participation by those in attendance on actionable paths to solutions The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) will gather public safety...

cracked smartphone screen
2014-06-07 06:07:43

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online That annoying cracked screen on your smartphone could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new transparent electrode developed by University of Akron (UA) polymer scientists. A study by Dr. Yu Zhu, UA assistant professor of polymer science, UA graduate students Tianda He and Aozhen Xia and professor of polymer science at UA Darrel Reneker, demonstrated how a transparent layer of electrodes on a polymer surface is tough and...

2014-06-06 23:03:24

Teams at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and OMNOVA Solutions today began working on a pioneering project to explore the interactions between disinfectants and common health facility surfaces, with the goal of developing solutions that effectively minimize the risk of infection while preserving physical assets. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 •Reducing infections contracted during care a major challenge •Project will focus on health facility surfaces and methods...

2014-06-06 12:21:50

Reducing infections contracted during care a major challenge AKRON, Ohio, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teams at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and OMNOVA Solutions today began working on a pioneering project to explore the interactions between disinfectants and common health facility surfaces, with the goal of developing solutions that effectively minimize the risk of infection while preserving physical assets. The partnership, which is being funded...

2014-05-20 23:02:51

Interactive simulations mimic real-world scenarios, providing more comprehensive training solutions for Ohio professionals, communities facing natural and man-made emergencies. Akron Ohio (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) today announced an expansion of its medical simulation training and introduced Hands On Heroes, an extensive and immersive training solution for Ohio’s first responders. Hands On Heroes offers emergency medical technicians (EMTs)...

Common house spider - Achaearanea tepidariorum
2014-05-17 05:52:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether you think they are creepy and scary, or useful and beautiful, one has to admit that spiders are also fascinating. And it isn't just Hollywood that finds spiders irresistible - research scientists find them equally alluring. A group of researchers from the University of Akron (UA), for example, have just released a new study demonstrating a more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesive inspired by spider silk....

2014-04-21 12:27:44

- Relationship to accelerate biomedical innovation in Ohio CLEVELAND, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and Nottingham Spirk, a national innovation firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, announced today a strategic partnership to accelerate innovation and commercialization of biomedical devices and products. The partnership joins two of Northeast Ohio's most prominent centers of innovation and creates a team capable of...

2014-04-08 12:23:06

AKRON, Ohio, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has issued a $15,000 challenge to future engineers in grades nine through 12 - try your hand at inventing the "tire of tomorrow." The challenge, which offers a top prize of $7,500 to the high school group that produces the most innovative concept, is part of Goodyear's 14(th) Annual Engineering Career Day event, which will be hosted by The University of Akron, on Saturday, April 12. Grant...

Missing Hormone 'Leptin' Found In Birds
2014-03-26 12:32:02

The University of Akron How does the Arctic tern (a sea bird) fly more than 80,000 miles in its roundtrip North Pole-to-South Pole migration? How does the Emperor penguin incubate eggs for months during the Antarctic winter without eating? How does the Rufous hummingbird, which weighs less than a nickel, migrate from British Columbia to Mexico? These physiological gymnastics would usually be influenced by leptin, the hormone that regulates body fat storage, metabolism and appetite....


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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