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Tiny Transistors Developed For Extreme Environs
2014-03-20 10:29:28

University of Utah University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and collect medical X-rays on a battlefield, and devices to measure air quality in real time. "These plasma-based electronics can be used to control and guide robots to conduct tasks inside the nuclear reactor," says Massood Tabib-Azar, a...

2014-02-18 08:31:16

Former Intermountain Healthcare Leader and Loma Linda University Researcher Brings Decades of Quality Improvement Expertise to Company SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Catalyst, the leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics, today announced the appointment of Bryan Oshiro, MD as chief medical officer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/MM66628LOGO) Dr. Oshiro, currently an Associate Professor at Loma Linda University School of...

2014-02-05 16:27:28

Only 35 percent would seek aggressive preventive treatment SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national poll from the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute shows 34 percent of respondents would not seek genetic testing to predict their likelihood of developing a hereditary cancer - even if the cost of the testing was not an issue. Concerns about employment and insurability were cited as the primary reason, even though current laws prohibit such...

2014-01-27 23:04:41

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Clinical Laboratory Services markets. Global market for Clinical Laboratory Services is projected to reach US$172.8 billion by 2018, driven by rising healthcare needs of the world’s aging population and increasing incidence of chronic diseases. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Clinical laboratory services are defined as diagnostic services comprising of serological, hematological,...

Computer Simulation Of Blood Vessel Growth Is An Early Step Toward Treatment For Diseases That Affect Blood Flow
2014-01-23 15:46:37

University of Utah University of Utah bioengineers showed that tiny blood vessels grow better in the laboratory if the tissue surrounding them is less dense. Then the researchers created a computer simulation to predict such growth accurately – an early step toward treatments to provide blood supply to tissues damaged by diabetes and heart attacks and to skin grafts and implanted ligaments and tendons. "Better understanding of the processes that regulate the growth of blood vessels...

2014-01-15 12:28:24

Waterford Awarded $11.5 Million Grant from the i3 Investing in Innovation 2013 Competition SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterford Institute was recently awarded $11.5 million from the Investing in Innovation (i3) 2013 federal grant competition for its early education curriculum and in-home preschool program UPSTART. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131107/LA12431LOGO) The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $134 million in 2013 for i3, its...

Utah Copper Mine Landslide Triggered Earthquakes
2014-01-06 07:39:40

University of Utah Record-breaking slide would bury Central Park 66 feet deep Last year's gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America's modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly triggered 16 small earthquakes, University of Utah scientists discovered. The landslide – which moved at an average of almost 70 mph and reached estimated speeds of at least 100 mph – left a...

High-fiber Salad Bar May Help Roly-poly Pikas Survive Climate Change
2013-12-18 13:58:16

University of Utah In some mountain ranges, Earth's warming climate is driving rabbit relatives known as pikas to higher elevations or wiping them out. But University of Utah biologists discovered that roly-poly pikas living in rockslides near sea level in Oregon can survive hot weather by eating more moss than any other mammal. "Our work shows pikas can eat unusual foods like moss to persist in strange environments," says biology professor Denise Dearing, senior author of the new...

Promiscuous Female Mice Have Sexier Sons
2013-11-19 07:35:02

University of Utah Males make more pheromone if mama had access to many mates University of Utah biologists found that when mother mice compete socially for mates in a promiscuous environment, their sons play hard and die young: They attract more females by making more urinary pheromones, but smelling sexier shortens their lives. "If your sons are particularly sexy, and mate more than they would otherwise, it's helping get your genes more efficiently into the next generation,"...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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