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Sleeping Pills Linked To Increased Risk Of Death
2012-02-28 11:03:43

A new study finds that people who take certain commonly prescribed sleeping pills have a five-fold increased risk of death, even among those taking fewer than 18 doses a year.

2012-02-22 22:10:31

University of California, San Diego researchers have developed a new injectable hydrogel that could be an effective and safe treatment for tissue damage caused by heart attacks.

2012-02-10 14:08:23

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new method for making scaffolds for culturing tissue in three-dimensional arrangements that mimic those in the body.

Electrical Engineers Build 'No-waste' Laser
2012-02-09 05:12:54

A team of University of California, San Diego researchers has built the smallest room-temperature nanolaser to date, as well as an even more startling device: a highly efficient, "thresholdless" laser that funnels all its photons into lasing, without any waste.

Image 1 - How Do You Fight Fire In Space?
2012-02-01 05:33:41

Research on the International Space Station also aims for a better understanding of fuel combustion here on Earth.

2012-01-30 09:07:47

Stem cells derived from fat have a surprising trick up their sleeves: Encouraged to develop on a stiff surface, they undergo a remarkable transformation toward becoming mature muscle cells.

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2012-01-26 10:05:48

The people of the Hadza group exhibited many of the “friending” habits familiar to today’s Facebook users

2011-12-13 19:13:03

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Sandia National Laboratories, and the University of California, San Diego have developed new technology that uses microneedles to allow doctors to detect real-time chemical changes in the body – and to continuously do so for an extended period of time.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.