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Using a deacetyl chitin conduit and short-term electrical stimulation for PNI

July 21, 2014 12:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Previous studies have demonstrated that deacetyl chitin conduit nerve bridging or electrical stimulation shows therapeutic effect on peripheral nerve injury (PNI). Dr. Peixun Zhang, Peking University People's Hospital, China and his team bridged the injured right rat sciatic nerve using a deacetyl chitin conduit combined with electrical stimulation....

New technique uses 'simulated' human heart to screen drugs

July 21, 2014 12:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using samples of beating heart tissue – to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials. The breakthrough is the work of Dr Helen Maddock – an expert in cardiovascular physiology....

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More than glitter

July 21, 2014 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. A new study from MIT materials scientists reveals that these nanoparticles enter cells by taking advantage of a route normally used in vesicle-vesicle fusion....

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Another advancement in imaging from INRS professor François Légaré's team

July 21, 2014 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

François Légaré's team at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre successfully imaged a chemical reaction with a spatial and temporal resolution greatly exceeding that obtained to date using microscopes. The team used a femtosecond laser source to shoot a molecular movie....

Scientists successfully generate human platelets using next-generation bioreactor

July 21, 2014 12:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work is a major biomedical advancement that will help address blood transfusion needs worldwide....

NRL reveals new meteorological insight into mid-level clouds

July 21, 2014 12:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Research meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division (MMD) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, employing the Navy's Mid-Course Doppler Radar (MCR) at Cape Canaveral, were able to characterize mid-level, mixed-phase altocumulus clouds....

Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with you

July 21, 2014 12:06 pm | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | Comments

Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would a house or a box of letters? A leading group of lawyers says that families should immediately get access to everything online unless otherwise specified in a will....

F-35's no-show at Farnborough disappoints

July 21, 2014 12:03 pm | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | Comments

The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a premier air show heaped further embarrassment on its developers as they try to convince skeptics that the $400 billion program was a price worth paying. The plane couldn't cross the Atlantic to be gazed at by industry experts at the Farnborough Airshow in southern England....

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Ground-mount demand outpacing building-mount in U.S. PV market

July 21, 2014 11:18 am | by DisplaySearch | Comments

Demand in the U.S. market can be viewed in a variety of ways: by state, by customer segment, by size, or by application segment. Each of these can reveal different aspects of how the market operates because each has unique drivers, suppliers, and growth potential....

New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers

July 21, 2014 10:19 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

ADELPHI, Md. (July 21, 2014) -- Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system, known as a CT scanner.

UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

July 21, 2014 9:55 am | by AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press | Comments

Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world's tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an ambitions trip to Mars. The energy-rich country on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula announced plans Wednesday to send the first unmanned Arab spaceship to Mars in 2021....

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After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

July 21, 2014 9:52 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker. Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles, Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, an even cleaner technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction....

New Argonne initiative to examine the details of the combustion process

July 21, 2014 8:15 am | by Argonne National Laboratory | Comments

A complex system like an engine has many parameters that must be included in any reliable simulation. From fuel injectors to combustion chemistry, every part of the process of combustion has parameters with some level of uncertainty associated with them....

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UK lawmakers debate emergency data-retention law

July 21, 2014 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

British lawmakers debated the balance between privacy and security Tuesday during an unusual one-day session designed to rush an online surveillance bill through Parliament. A series of government and opposition legislators spoke in the House of Commons to condemn the Data Retention and ...

House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

July 21, 2014 8:14 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | Comments

The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. Under current law, the moratorium expires Nov. 1, exposing Internet users to the same kind of connection fees that often show up on telephone bills....

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