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Whitehead Institute researchers create 'naïve' pluripotent human embryonic stem cells

7/24/2014
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 24, 2014) For years, researchers and patients have hoped that embryonic stem cells (ESCs)capable of forming nearly any cell type in the bodycould provide insight into numerous diseases perhaps even be used to treat them. Yet progress has been hampered by the inability to transfer research and tools from mouse ESC studies to their human counterparts, in part because huma... [Comments]

Rutgers study explores attitudes, preferences toward post-Sandy rebuilding

7/24/2014
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. A yearlong study funded by the New Jersey Recovery Fund and conducted by researchers at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University has found that individual property owners in Sandy-affected towns are skeptical about the likelihood of community-based rebuilding solutions. Of the more than 400 online survey respondents, 45 percent indi... [Comments]

Neiker-Tecnalia is researching the potato genes that best adapt to climate change

7/24/2014
Neiker-Tecnalia is currently conducting research into the potato genes that best adapt to the anticipated climate change conditions, characterised by a reduction in rainfall and increased extremes of hot and cold temperatures.The aim is to identify the most resistant genes in order to create new potato varieties that will adapt optimally to future climate conditions.The research is also seekin... [Comments]

Four billion-year-old chemistry in cells today

7/24/2014
Parts of the primordial soup in which life arose have been maintained in our cells today according to scientists at the University of East Anglia. Research published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals how cells in plants, yeast and very likely also in animals still perform ancient reactions thought to have been responsible for the origin of life some four billion ye... [Comments]

Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation

7/24/2014
An international team of researchers led by the University of York has carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean. The results, reported in the journal PLOS ONE , point to a revolution in the management of marine protected areas, with almost half of the sites more than 11,000 km in the region now under local community stewardship.... [Comments]

Fires in Central Africa During July 2014

7/24/2014
Hundreds of fires covered central Africa in mid-July 2014, as the annual fire season continues across the region. Multiple red hotspots, which indicate areas of increased temperatures, are heavily sprinkled across the Congo (northwest), Angola (south), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (nor... [Comments]Fires in Central Africa During July 2014

New drugs to combat asthma and the like

7/24/2014
This news release is available in German . Statistics indicate that there are 300 million asthma sufferers worldwide, a further 600 million people living with chronic pneumonia and up to 30% of the global population contending with allergic rhinitis (allergic inflammation of th... [Comments]New drugs to combat asthma and the like

Biomedical engineer looks at new applications for novel lupus drug

7/24/2014
Expanding on his work with a new drug that successfully treated lupus in mice, a biomedical engineer at the University of Houston has received a $250,000 grant to expand his research to a new version of the drug in an effort to treat a wider range of autoimmune diseases. Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical Engineering at UH, previously published a... [Comments]

Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars

7/24/2014
This news release is available in German . Electric cars are very much welcomed in Norway and they are a common sight on the roads of the Scandinavian country so much so that electric cars topped the list of new vehicle registrations for the second time. This poses a stark contrast... [Comments]Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars

Singapore team develops Asia's first genetic test that can prevent corneal blindness

7/24/2014
A team of eye doctors and scientists from Singapore have developed Asia's first genetic test for identifying patients with a type of eye disease that affects the cornea called corneal stromal dystrophy which can lead to blurring and loss of vision. Called the POLARIS TGFBI (Transforming Growth Factor beta Induced) test, this genetic test is designed to aid in the diagnosis and manageme... [Comments]

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