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University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers

... have suffered severedisfigurements, may soon be a reality using inkjets which can printhuman cells.Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed thebreakthrough technology which will allow tailor-made tissues and bonesto be grown, simply by inputting their dimensions into a computer. ProfessorB...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...y to unlock it and get the iron out of it. "Now in reality it's warfare. In some cases other bacteria have figured out ways to get the iron from molecules that they didn't produce. So, they can pirate that iron. It's beginning to look like the same thing may be happening in the ocean," Wells explains. In Jul...

Termites feed through good vibrations

... the wood that they find," Dr Evans says. "But the reality is that termites are selective feeders and choose their food very carefully. The palatability of the wood species and hardness is important as are defensive chemicals made by the plant. But our work shows that this is not the only method of assessmen...

Affymetrix and bioMerieux Extend Their Agreement on GeneChip(R) Technology to Breast Cancer Diagnostics

...Microarrays are on the path to becoming a clinical reality in oncology, helping clinicians to provide a more holistic understanding of disease and treatment," said Dr. Dirk Lammerts, M.D., Affymetrix' Vice President of Molecular Diagnostics. "bioMerieux is at the cutting edge of diagnostic technology and we ...

OHSU research shows vitamin C counteracts some negative impacts of smoking on unborn babies

...ch Center and senior author of the paper. "The sad reality is that approximately 11 percent of pregnant mothers continue to smoke during pregnancy -- this translates to about a half a million American women a year. Reflecting the highly addictive nature of smoking, these women continue to smoke despite the w...

Method slashes quantum dot costs by 80 percent

...ar engineering and of chemistry. "That was a great reality check, and it made us look at the problem of solve...le synthesis of high-quality quantum dots became a reality in the early 1990s when researchers at MIT pioneered a new method of producing quantum dots with uni...

Bone marrow stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

...clinical applicability of stem cells will become a reality in one to two years." Dr. Bolli pointed out that since the Strauer et al. study was not randomized nor double-blinded, and involved only 18 patients, it does not provide conclusive proof that the technique is effective. However, he noted that the re...

The right drug at the right time

...ar engineering and of chemistry. "That was a great reality check, and it made us look at the problem of solve...le synthesis of high-quality quantum dots became a reality in the early 1990s when researchers at MIT pioneered a new method of producing quantum dots with uni...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

...ed a key part in bringing down infections. But the reality is that the AIDS epidemic continues to outstrip global and national efforts to contain it,?said UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot. “It is clear that a rapid increase in the scale and scope of HIV prevention programmes is urgently needed. We mus...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

...ed a key part in bringing down infections. But the reality is that the AIDS epidemic continues to outstrip global and national efforts to contain it,?said UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot. “It is clear that a rapid increase in the scale and scope of HIV prevention programmes is urgently needed. We mus...

Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management

...'ground truth' to calibrate satellite imagery with reality on the sandy arid ground ?as well as seeing what can be learnt about the water beneath it. The Sahara has altered through the ages: during the last Ice Age, 10 000 years ago, there was savannah here with rivers, lakes and plentiful rains. That land...

The bioweapon is in the post

...ve them by post within weeks. That's the sobering reality uncovered by a New Scientist investigation into the bioterror risks posed by the booming business of gene synthesis. Dozens of biotech firms now offer to synthesise complete genes from the chemical components of DNA (See "A dollar a base pair"). Yet ...

Screening blood for West Nile virus

... comes to protecting human life and health, but in reality there is limited money available for public health measures. Studies such as this one are therefore essential to help politicians decide how to spend their budget wisely.) The analysis, published in the international open-access medical journal PLoS...

The closest look ever at the cell's machines

... a team leader at EMBL. "We've discovered that the reality is different. Cells use a mixed strategy of prefabricating core elements of machines and then synthesizing additional, snap-on molecules that give each machine a precise function. That provides an economic way to diversify biological processes and al...

Wisconsin scientists grow two new stem cell lines in animal cell-free culture

...ps move stem cells a small step closer to clinical reality by completely ridding the culture medium in which they are grown of animal products that could harbor viruses or other deleterious agents. Successfully growing living cells outside the body generally requires providing the cells in a lab dish with t...

UC Davis researchers move biotechnology closer to replacing electronic pacemakers

...sts are one step closer to making bioengineering a reality in treating the more than 2.2 million Americans affected by irregular heartbeats. The UC Davis study, which was co-authored by an international team that included scientists from the University of Hong Kong and Johns Hopkins University, is publish...

MIT engineers probe spiders' polymer art

...ivaled strength and durability, bringing closer to reality the long-sought goal of spinning artificial spider silk. Manufactured spider silk could be used for artificial tendons and ligaments, sutures, parachutes and bulletproof vests. But engineers have not managed to do what spiders do effortlessly. In ...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

...science fiction, but this concept is moving toward reality at Physiologic Communications LLC, a biotech company founded by University of Rochester Medical Center cardiologist Spencer Rosero, M.D., who specializes in heart rhythm disorders. The company is developing implantable biosensors ?integrating living ...

Did 'ABCs' cause Uganda's fall in HIV rates?

...onships, and becoming socially empowered. Yet the reality for many young women in Uganda, they say, is that social circumstances drive them into transactional or commercial sex to pay for, among other things, schooling or gaining financial independence from family obligations. "Encouraging abstinence, whil...

Sea urchin genome suprisingly similar to man and may hold key to cures

...e way the study of history helps understanding the reality of our modern world." The genome sequencing project was led by Erica Sodergren and George Weinstock at the Baylor College of Medicine-Human Genome Sequencing Center in Houston, along with Dr. Richard Gibbs, director of the Baylor center, and Drs....

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