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April 18, 2014
How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Apr 17, 2014
The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows. The researchers coaxed human embryonic stem cells to turn into working spinal cord cells more efficiently by growing the cells on a soft, utrafine carpet made of a key ingredient in Silly Putty. Their study is published online at Nature Materials on April 13. This research is the first to directly link physical, as ... read more
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Mali remains free of deadly Ebola epidemic: government
Mali said on Tuesday it was clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind around 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia. ... more

Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder
Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Tuesday. ... more

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south
Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed Sunday bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south. ... more


China and India face huge cancer burden: experts
China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday. ... more


Novel plant biotechnology approach for sustainable production of pharmaceutical compounds
European scientists have made ground-breaking discoveries for improving the efficiency of the production of pharmaceuticals through plant biotechnology. Biotechnological production offers a cost-eff ... more
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Self-assembled superlattices create molecular machines with 'hinges' and 'gears'
A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale ... more

Sneezes and coughs project germs farther than previously thought
Each time you cough or sneeze, you may be sending a mini cold front across the room - a germ-filled weather system. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire


Dachshund puppy 'Mini-Winnie' becomes first cloned dog in U.K.
For many dog-lovers, the fading moments of their favorite pooch's life are painfully sad. They'd give anything for another ten or fifteen years with their beloved canine companion - anything to turn back the clocks and take that happy pup on a walk for the first time. ... more

CSU Researcher to Examine Health Impacts of Space Travel in NASA-Funded Twin Study
When NASA sends an identical twin to the International Space Station next year, a Colorado State University researcher will be among just a few hand-picked scientists studying him and his brother to ... more

West Africa mobilises against Ebola epidemic
West African countries mobilised Friday against an epidemic of haemorrhagic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed more than 80 lives in Guinea with more suspected cases in Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone. ... more
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Major breakthrough in stem cell manufacturing technology
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have developed a new substance which could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy in the pioneering world of regenerative medicine. Cell therapy is ... more

Nano-paper filter removes viruses
Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. Th ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

Plugging an ozone hole

Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act


Self-healing engineered muscle grown in the laboratory
Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates t ... more

Study finds astronauts' hearts become more spherical in space
New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to res ... more

Canada Invests in Health Technologies for Astronauts
Today, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), announced five new studies that will help assess innovative Canadian health tech ... more
Malaysia vows to be transparent with 'black box' data

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search

US housing effort in Haiti falls short: official

Fifth Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Joins Global Positioning System

Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup

USAF Awards Lockheed Martin Full Production Contracts For Next Two GPS 3 Satellites

Evolution explains facial hair trends

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula

New method confirms humans and Neandertals interbred

Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls

Iconic boreal bird species declining in the Adirondacks

A European bear's point of view, finally on film


Liberia confirms spread of 'unprecedented' Ebola epidemic
Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing dozens in Guinea was an "unprecedented epidemic" as Liberia confirmed its first cases of the deadly contagion. ... more

Pocket diagnosis
A recently-developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and urinary tract infections much clearer and easier for both patients and doctors, a ... more

New Method Yields Potent, Renewable Human Stem Cells with Promising Therapeutic Properties
The curative and therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) offers much promise, as these multipotent cells are currently being tested in more than 300 clinical trials in a range of dise ... more

Iraq reports first suspected polio case since 2000
Iraq's health ministry said Wednesday it had found its first suspected polio case in 14 years, which could have originated in neighbouring Syria where confirmed cases have sparked a region-wide alert. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018


Intel buys fitness-tracking band maker Basis


Switching an Antibiotic on and off with Light


Guinea confirms Ebola as source of deadly epidemic


Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks


Researchers Devise New, Stretchable Antenna for Wearable Health Monitoring


Two-year-old Cambodian girl dies of bird flu

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