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Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Aid In Future Transplant Therapies
2013-10-10 14:38:50

University of Cambridge A new method for creating stem cells for the human liver and pancreas, which could enable both cell types to be grown in sufficient quantities for clinical use, has been developed by scientists. Using the technique, researchers have for the first time been able to grow a pure, self-renewing population of stem cells specific to the human foregut, the upper section of the human digestive system. These so-called "Foregut stem cells" could then be developed...

2013-10-03 08:57:15

Researchers discover that the cells play a major role in inflammation which underlies Crohn's disease in small intestine Scientists have discovered that Crohn's disease, the inflammatory bowel disorder, can originate from specialized intestinal cell type called Paneth cells. As such, they propose that small intestinal Crohn's disease might be a specific disorder of this cell type, providing a possible new target for treatments. The study, by researchers from the University of Cambridge and...

Computers Keeping Our Minds Alive After We Die? Stephen Hawking Says Yes
2013-09-22 08:02:19

[ Watch the Video: Download Your Brain To A Computer After Death? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Stephen Hawking does not believe in the conventional version of the afterlife, but he does believe that technology could someday allow our minds to live on once our bodies are gone. Speaking at the UK’s Cambridge Film Festival following the premiere of a biopic of his own life, the 71-year-old cosmologist told reporters – including Nick Collins, Science...

2013-09-19 13:22:40

A new, highly-accurate temperature sensor could save manufacturers millions in maintenance costs, lower fuel consumption, and prolong the lifespan of jet engines, nuclear reactors and other types of large gas turbine engines. A temperature sensor developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could improve the efficiency, control and safety of high-temperature engines. The sensor minimizes drift –degradation of the sensor which results in faulty temperature readings and reduces...

2013-09-16 04:22:36

LONDON and CAMBRIDGE, England, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Invoke Capital, a technology fund vehicle dedicated to unlocking the potential of European technology, has made its first investment in Darktrace, a cyber security company that offers a new approach to cyber defense based on ground-breaking mathematical research out of the University of Cambridge. Invoke is a new type of technology investor that combines a deep understanding of technology with financial,...

Functioning 'Mechanical Gears' Observed In Nature For The First Time
2013-09-13 13:15:26

University of Cambridge The juvenile Issus - a plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe - has hind-leg joints with curved cog-like strips of opposing 'teeth' that intermesh, rotating like mechanical gears to synchronize the animal's legs when it launches into a jump. The finding demonstrates that gear mechanisms previously thought to be solely man-made have an evolutionary precedent. Scientists say this is the "first observation of mechanical gearing in a biological...

2013-09-05 08:34:46

NEW YORK, September 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge University Press' industry-leading digital products to be enhanced by Knewton adaptive learning technology Today, global publisher Cambridge University Press announced a comprehensive partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton. Cambridge University Press, one of the world's foremost English Language Teaching (ELT) publishers, will use Knewton technology to create...

Honeyguide Birds Destroy Their Own Species' Eggs To Eliminate Competition
2013-08-21 09:19:04

University of Cambridge Scientists believe behavior drives evolution of egg size similar to hosts Like cuckoos, honeyguides are parasitic birds that lay their eggs in other birds' nests and dupe them into raising their young. Now scientists reveal that, unlike in cuckoos, the resemblance between honeyguide eggs and those of their bee-eater bird hosts hasn't evolved to trick hosts into accepting the imposter egg as one of their own. Rather, it appears to have evolved to trick other...

Researchers Study Allergic Reactions To Cat Dander
2013-07-25 11:16:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those allergic to cats: New research from the University of Cambridge has helped unlock some of the long-standing mysteries behind allergic reactions to cat dander. The British research team has discovered which biological toxin and receptors are responsible for triggering an extreme reaction to the combination of a cat's skin flakes and saliva. It had been previously shown that a protein found in dander called Fel D 1...

Android App Lets You Track Your Mood
2013-05-13 12:07:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the 1970s, people used mood rings to determine their disposition. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have now developed an Android app which can replace the mood ring by constantly measuring data relating to the user´s mood. This data can then be stored and used later for psychological therapy or other treatments. The free app is called “Emotion Sense” and essentially monitors your behavior...