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Bioactive cement scaffold may improve bone grafts

A new technology for implants that may improve construction or repair of bones in the face, skull and jaw, has been developed by researchers from the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Described in recent and upcoming jour...

Alzheimer's disease drug treats traumatic brain injury, report GUMC researchers

...t mice had brain lesions that were as much as 70 percent smaller than control animals and they experienced minimal impairment. The findings further cement the connection between Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury, Burns says, and show that "modulation of beta and gamma secretase may provide n...

Waste water treatment plant mud used as 'green' fuel

...nt plants as a partial alternative fuel can enable cement factories to reduce their CO 2 emissions and comp... carried out the first study into this method at a cement plant in Vallcarca (Catalonia), which has been producing cement for more than 100 years, and they confirm in the l...

Large sponges may be reattached to coral reefs

...ndance, can be more than 1m in diameter and may be hundreds or thousands of years old. The success of past attempts at reattaching sponges, which used cement or epoxy, has been limited because adhesives do not bind to sponge tissue. When damaged or dislodged, large sponges usually die because they are unabl...

A dirty job but ...

...w, an innovative Tel Aviv University soil-cleaning technique, which turns a cement truck into a giant mixer, may change things for industry and environmental ...ll make it possible for truckloads of contaminated earth to be cleaned in a cement mixer. The compound not only leaves life-sustaining nutrients in the soil, ...

Metastatic bone disease patients can walk in Lazarus' footsteps

...e to treat the painful effects of metastatic bone disease by injecting bone cement to support weakened bonesprovides immediate and substantial pain relief, of...perform osteoplasty. Osteoplasty involves the injection of semi-liquid bone cement (in this case, polymethyl-methacrylate or PMMA) into a bone lesion under co...

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

...e. The 2009 Award for Europe is given to Athene Donald for her work in unraveling the mysteries of the physics of materials ranging from ice-cream, cement and starch to protein aggregation (which may be relevant to brain disease). Her activity sits within the sector of biological and soft systems, and fo...

TECNALIA leads five projects within the VII Framework Program

...rojects within the VII Framework Programme with regard to the simulation of cement materials, nanomaterials for building safer aircraft, communications and mo...ool enabling the reproduction of the mechanical structure and properties of cement materials from macroscopic variables, as well as their resistance to proces...

Monash researchers uncover cancer survival secrets

...cancers?" The Monash team will now apply their laboratory findings to human cancer samples to see if they contain low levels of TCPTP and hopefully cement the role of this protein in cancer formation and development. ...

Building on pyramids of trash

... solid toxic waste in lined deposits underground, which is current best practice. He says that such waste should first be immobilized by mixing with a cement and immobilizing additives to reduce the possibility of toxic materials leaching into the earth and ground water. Moreover, if this solidifying mat...

OSU technologies funded for development

...coustic noise and vibration and provide protection from blast loading. Currently, used tires are employed in basic applications like burning fuel for cement kilns and crumb rubber for molded products. The researchers assert this proposed application would greatly extend the use of crumb rubber by enabling...

UW launches cutting-edge DNA 'fin-printing' project for salmon

...ers and provide a pathway for these markers to be shared by interested labs in Asia and North America," Lisa Seeb says. One of the project goals is to cement international relationships with the common databases that can be used to track the migration of Pacific salmon in the Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. ...

New south Florida nursery to focus on staghorn corals

...coral genetics on the resilience of this species to disturbance. A total of 250 fragments of staghorn coral have been collected to date, and placed on cement platforms where they are individually measured at monthly intervals to assess growth and mortality patterns. It is expected that the staghorn fragment...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...s, said Lynn Orr, director of GCEP and professor of energy resources engineering. Stationary facilities that burn fossil fuels-such as power plants or cement factories-would be candidates for the technology, he said. Capturing carbon dioxide from small, mobile sources, such as cars, would be more diffi...

Scientists find a key to immune system's ability to remember

...cientists call Lck, is essential for immune system T cells -- white blood cells that attack virus-infected cells, foreign cells and cancer cells -- to cement the memory induced by cell surface sensors known as antigen receptors that act to identify the signatures of pathogens like measles virus and HIV, age...

New book highlights world's borderless conservation areas

...atural resources. "Transboundary Conservation: A New Vision for Protected Areas" was produced in partnership with CEMEX, one of the world's largest cement producers, Conservation International and Agrupaci�n Sierra Madre, with the collaboration of IUCN�The World Conservation Union and the International ...

Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality

...en is an unfortunate side effect of economic success. China's industrial boom has seen it become the world's largest consumer of copper, aluminium and cement and the second bigger importer of oil. Car ownership within the country has been doubling every few years. "China's nitrogen dioxide concentration...

Give thanks for the cranberry, say dental researchers

.... Koo's team also found evidence that cranberry juice disrupts the formation of the building block of plaque, known as a glucan. Like a mason using cement to build a wall brick by brick, bacteria use enzymes known as glucosyltransferases to build dental plaque piece by piece, quickly forming a gunky fort...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...de logging and intentional burning to clear land for livestock or agriculture. Hotspots Revisited was produced by CEMEX, one of the world's largest cement manufacturers, in collaboration with Conservation International, Agrupación Sierra Madre, and the University of Virginia. It was edited by Russell Mit...
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