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2013-01-17 10:35:47

New research in Nature concludes the eye — which depends on light to see — also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy. Scientists say the unexpected finding offers a new basic understanding of fetal eye development and ocular diseases caused by vascular disorders — in particular one called retinopathy of prematurity that can blind premature infants. The research, led by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of...

Gene Therapy Could Turn Scar Tissue In The Heart Healthy Again
2013-01-05 05:12:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of US researchers has reportedly developed a way to reprogram scar tissue from damaged hearts into healthy muscle through gene therapy -- a discovery which could help strengthen hearts harmed as a result of cardiovascular events. According to a recent statement, scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College, along with colleagues from the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Stony Brook University Medical Center have...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.