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Progress toward artificial tissue?

... to recreate in synthetic materials: It is both soft and very tough. A team of Australian and Korean ... properties closely resemble those of biological soft tissues. As reported in the journal Angewandte ... network of DNA strands and carbon nanotubes. soft tissues, such as tendons, muscles, arteries, and ...

Lyncean Technologies Inc. receives $1.2 M from NCRR to develop new imaging technique

... already demonstrated superior visualization of soft tissue in many publications. The Compact Light ... three images can distinguish subtle variations in soft tissue at an extremely fine scale. When ... require the detection of fine structure within soft tissue. ...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

... reversal that can reveal the characteristics of soft solids. In a pair of presentations, the team will report how they measure the elastic properties of soft solids by using surface or bulk acoustic waves. ... of beef and monitor the ripening process of soft cheese. Their approach is a promising low ...

Eat, drink and be merry?

... Fast food and soft drinks may be making children fatter but they ... about the relationship between fast food and soft drink consumption and children's happiness. ... they studied the effects of fast food and soft drink consumption on children's body weight and ...

Springer author and advisory board member wins L'Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Award

... activity sits within the sector of biological and soft systems, and focuses on using the ideas of soft matter physics to study a wide range of systems ... Board of Springer's European Physical Journal E: soft Matter , where some of her work pertaining to the ...

Girls have superior sense of taste to boys

... boys. Every third child of school age prefers soft drinks which are not sweet. Children and young ... every third schoolchild would prefer non-sugary soft drinks. All the pupils did a blind test in which ... give scores to ten different variants of the same soft drink with varying sweetness and sourness. ...

News from the December 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... Dramatic Improvements in Diet Quality of Menus soft Drink Intake Is Associated with Diet Quality Even among Young Japanese Women with Low soft Drink Intake Nutrient Intake and Immune Function ... "transitional" and "goal." For example, soft drinks were replaced with a yogurt drink and ...

Drink brewed tea to avoid tooth erosion

... (November 25, 2008) - Today, the average size soft drink is 20 ounces and contains 17 teaspoons of ... and are frequently associated with high rates of soft drink consumption," he says. "This study clearly ... resulted in dramatically less enamel loss than soft drinks and acidic juices," says Dr. Ross. "I ...

Deep heat solution to 500-million year mystery

... in the Burgess Shale the most exquisite detail of soft tissues has been preserved. Now, by careful ... became fossilised; the bones, teeth or shells. soft parts were rarely preserved: many plants and ... the fossil record. The Burgess Shales preserved soft tissue in exquisite detail, and the question of ...

Key to function of dinosaur crests found in brain structure

... the reconstruction of hard tissues and associated soft tissue is a powerful tool for understanding ... problems of fossilization. "Even though the soft tissues are not preserved in the fossils, the ... Evans. "From there, the anatomy of these missing soft parts is easily interpreted." The CT scan ...

Highlights from the September 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... sales restrictions on "competitive foods" such as soft drinks at schools. However, researchers at Pardee ... Graduate School say limiting the availability of soft drinks at school may not be enough to affect ... 4,000 children, the researchers found limiting soft drink availability at school is associated with a ...

Bitter-tasting nectar and floral odors optimize outcrossing for plants

... Baldwin, notes that just as the manufacturers of soft drinks protect their formulas and strive for ... "Nectar, which was thought to be nature's soft drink, may not be so soft after all," Baldwin says. Unlike animals, plants ...

Tufts to develop morphing 'chemical robots'

... to develop chemical robots that will be so soft and squishy that they will be able to squeeze ... ChemBots program represents the convergence of soft materials chemistry and robotics. It is an ... the initial chembots with existing synthetic soft materials and actuators, the next stage of the ...

480-million-year-old fossil sheds light on 150-year-old paleontological mystery

... Morocco that preserves evidence of the animals soft tissues has solved a paleontological puzzle about ... studying ancient organisms, he notes, is that the soft body parts, including most internal organs, are ... of the body, and especially the presence of soft limbs carrying bristles, unequivocally identified ...

Using nanotechnology, UCLA researchers discover cancer cells 'feel' much softer than normal cells

... cell, the AFM assigns a value that represents how soft a cell is based on the resistance encountered. ... than the normal cells and they were similarly soft with very little variation in gradation. The ... The metastatic cancer cells were extremely soft and easily distinguishable from the normal cells ...

TAU professor finds global warming is melting soft coral

... School of Environmental Studies, has found that soft corals, an integral and important part of reef ... is damaging the symbiotic relationship between soft corals and the microscopic symbiotic algae living ... relationship is key for the survival of most soft corals. ...

New research to help fight widespread potato disease

... in temperate regions for causing blackleg and soft rot in potatoes. Its success partly lies in its ... store potatoes and to control the disease. soft rots in particular are a concern for many crops ... varieties of potato have no inbuilt resistance to soft rot and there are no available pesticides." ...

Contrast agent trials in swine

... agent distinguishes specific calcium salts in soft tissues, as well as depicting bones. As breast ... When hydroxyapatite is injected into the soft tissues, the contrast agent marks only the tiny ... even make possible image-guided surgery of the soft tissues and bones. ...

Studies: Children obese due to a host of unhealthy pressures

... high schools across the nation, contracts with soft drink bottling companies give students easy ... high schools (83 percent) have contracts with a soft drink bottling company, which in many cases gives students access to soft drinks all day long. Estimates of the median ...

October Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... quickly decay after death, preservation of soft body parts is the exception rather than the rule, ... fish with the first recorded traces of preserved soft tissue (vertebrates), annelids and arthropods with soft body parts (invertebrates), and diverse marine ...

Soft drinks alone do not affect children's weight

... soft drink consumption has increased in both the USA ... lifestyles found no link between the amount of soft drinks children consume and their body weight. ... Nutrition Consultants), investigated sugars and soft drinks intake in children across the range of ...

New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries

... ways to improve the healing of wounds, segmental bone defects and massive soft tissue defects. Traumatic injuries that affect the arms, legs, head and ... include assessing tissue viability, preventing the growth of bone in the soft tissues of the body and improving pre-hospital care of orthopedic ....

George M. Whitesides receives inaugural Dreyfus prize in the chemical sciences

... and microfluidic systems to enable the development of new drugs and extend soft materials into the world of three-dimensional microelectronics, and into consumer devices such as solar cells. Within this work he developed soft lithography, a set of methods for printing and molding organic-based ...

Queen's University Belfast works to save Strangford horse mussels

... and northern part of the Lough, with their hard shells part buried in the soft mud sediment. Horse mussels are important because they provide a hard surface for other species to grow on, in otherwise soft muddy areas. Other organisms also hide and shelter in the crevices and ...

Young adults need to make more time for healthy meals

... of fruit, vegetables, dark-green and orange vegetables, whole grains and soft drinks, as well as their consumption of fast food in the past week. The ... In contrast, "eating on the run" was associated with higher intakes of soft drinks, fast food and fat, and with lower intake of several healthful ...

Bacterial biofilms as fossil makers

... preserve the fossil record's most vulnerable stuff -- animal embryos and soft tissues. A team of 13 scientists led by Indiana University Bloomington ... It is these crystals, Raff says, that provide the support for embryo and soft tissue fossilization. "That's a crucial step," said Rudolf Raff. ...

Brain structure provides key to unraveling function of bizarre dinosaur crests

... able to circumvent the problems of fossilization. "Even though the soft tissues are not preserved in the fossils, the shape of the bones that ... nasal passages are," said Evans. "From there, the anatomy of these missing soft parts is easily interpreted." The CT scan results revealed a mismatch ...

Earliest animal footprints ever found -- discovered in Nevada

... talking about the possibility of more complex animals in the Ediacaran -- soft corals, some arthropods, and flatworms -- but the evidence has not been ... an hour when I saw it." The creature must have stepped lightly onto the soft marine sediment, because its legs only pressed shallow pinpoints into that ...

October 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... and other mineralized skeletal parts, Burgess Shaletype deposits preserve soft tissues, including guts, gills, muscles, appendages, and eyes, and offer ... found in clastic sediments that are unfavorable for the preservation of soft tissues. To enhance paleobiological resolution and track environmental ...

The Clorox Company's new indoor allergen product reduces common indoor allergens up to 90 percent

... house. Keeps Fabrics Safe and Sound Allergens thrive on fabrics and soft surfaces in the home making them a critical part of indoor allergen control. In fact, there may be more allergens on fabrics and soft surfaces (bedding, carpets, overstuffed furniture, stuffed toys) than in ...

Engineers create bone that blends into tendons

... bone, while the skin cells on the scaffold end with no Runx2 turned into soft tissue. The result is an artificial bone that gradually turns into soft tissue, such as tendons or ligaments. If the technology is able to pass ...

Smithsonian coral biodiversity survey of Panama's Pearl Islands

... counted a total of 57 coral species: 19 hard (scleractinian) corals and 38 soft corals (octocorals). For comparison, the species count for Panama's ... tended to have higher species diversity and a higher proportion of soft corals (octocorals) than typical Pacific Panama reefs, the authors ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 14, 2008

... materials, including polymer hydrogels similar to those used to make soft contact lenses, promise to so closely imitate human donor corneas that ... Chemistry Research. Maciej Radosz and colleagues at Wyoming's soft Materials Laboratory cite the pressing need for simple, inexpensive new ...

Fast AFM probes measure multiple properties of biomolecules or materials simultaneously

... implications in drug discovery, where determining how frequently certain soft biological molecules adhere to each other is important. Rather than ... probe to identify the mechanical properties of different samples some soft and some stiff. This research was published in the December 2007 issue of ...

Ancient mystery solved

... parts of ancient animals became fossilised; the bones, teeth or shells. soft parts were rarely preserved: many plants and invertebrate animals evolved, ... but left no trace in the fossil record. The Burgess Shales preserved soft tissue in exquisite detail, and the question of how this came to happen ...

New technology sharpens X-ray vision

... within the material itself, exposing subtle inner changes in bone, soft tissue, or alloys. The overall clarity of the images is striking. The ... than normal cells, dark-field x-ray images can also be used to explore soft tissue, providing safer early diagnosis of breast cancer or the plaques ...

Too much fructose could leave dieters sugar shocked

... a lot of sugar, Johnson said. Probably the biggest source (of fructose) is soft drinks. Johnson also noted that, in relation to obesity, the type of ... fructose and high-fructose corn syrup are in everything. Aside from soft drinks, fructose can be found in pastries, ketchup, fruits, table sugar ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Press Pac

... to increased diabetes risk Researchers have found new evidence that soft drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may contribute to ... Ho and colleagues conducted chemical tests among 11 different carbonated soft drinks containing HFCS. They found astonishingly high levels of reactive ...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

... handles for manipulating the immune system. Dietary phosphate and prostate cancer: The nutrient phosphate is an additive in products ranging from soft drinks to meats and bakery goods, but it plays a critical role in regulating cell growth and could encourage tumor formation. This project monitors ...

Neuropathic pain: The sea provides a new hope of relief

... A compound initially isolated from a soft coral ( Capnella imbricata ) collected at Green Island off Taiwan, could lead scientists to develop a new set of treatments for neuropathic pain ...
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