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Fly Ash Bricks are Absolutely Safer Than Actually Predicted

A new study by an American researcher has revealed that bricks made from fly-ash particles captured as waste by coal-fired power plants might be safer than predicted. Rather than leach minute amounts of mercury as some researchers had predicted, the bricks do the reverse, pulling minute am...

Mayor Menino Joins The Salvation Army to Celebrate the Groundbreaking of the Kroc Community Center

...nd money into the project in order to make it a reality for their families and neighbors. Through a combination of selling engraved Kroc center paver bricks and tireless door to door campaigning, the community continues to help raise these funds to make Kroc a reality. "The Kroc Center has been de...

Hartford's Camp Courant Gets a 'Brick' Up on Summer Thanks to $100,000 Grant From The LEGO(R) Children's Fund

...f LSI employees will also sponsor "LEGO Days" this summer at camp to teach children the creative problem-solving skills employed in building with LEGO bricks and elements, then coach them through the process of designing and building their own creations. "The LEGO Children's Fund is our way of sup...

Hospital Staffing Cuts - Pragmatic, Panic or Carefully Planned?

...ars at Children's Hospitals and Clinics," said Melissa Hansing, RN, MNA Tri-Chair and staff nurse in Children's emergency department. "My questions: bricks and mortar may impress financiers, but what is going on behind the walls? Aren't critically ill patients being attended to by overworked, fatigued nu...

Emmi + KidsHealth = Prescription for Informed and Involved Patients

...entered health information "Emmi + KidsHealth promotes important patient/physician communication by extending the reach of clinicians beyond bricks and mortar and into the comfort of the patient's own home," says Neil Izenberg, MD , founder and editor-in-chief of KidsHealth. "The abilit...

National Hospice Foundation Gala to be a Sparkling Celebration

...r Significant Achievement ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice Foundation will hold its fifth annual gala - bricks and Diamonds - on Friday, April 24, 2009, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The event applauds those who have advanced hospice and pallia...

Punch Up Your Martial Arts Practice

...in martial arts, make sure they understand that they should not attempt stunts performed by more experienced practitioners, such as breaking boards or bricks by kicking or punching. Also, ensure that they realize that martial arts can be dangerous, and therefore they should be careful of using their techniq...

ITelagen Develops Customized Health Advocacy System for Wellness 360

...globe -- everything from fitness centers in New York City to corporate health programs in Bangalore to wellness programs in Hong Kong. In addition to bricks and mortar facility design and management, we have a host of other services that can be delivered on-site, online, or telephonically. These include we...

Light shines for potential early cancer diagnosis technique

...echnique can see not only the sizes of the house's bricks but the details of those bricks. And it can show when those bricks are in trouble even when the house looks normal. C...croscopy can see the individual houses but not the bricks that make up the house. That's a significant diffe...

2701 Australian: A Unique Partnership

...vest further in its new neighborhood: "Quantum Foundation believes that investments in the human infrastructure of a neighborhood go hand-in-hand with bricks and mortar investments. We are initiating a new set of community investments in 2008, and members of Quantum Foundation's Board of Trustees have in mu...
Bricks in Biological News

A research work on molluscs nacre opens new doors for its possible use in biomedicine

...s), which grow just like terraces of tablets. Nacre is made up of blocks of aragonite separated by membrans of polysaccharides and proteins, just like bricks and mortar in a wall. The scientist whi ve studied gastropods' nacre in detail, revealing that it grows in terraces because it is limited by a memb...

T-cadherin affects blood vessel growth in breast cancer, hormone from fat cells may play a role

... therapy by showing the link between a certain protein and the formation and development of blood vessels that feed breast tumors. Like mortar between bricks in a wall, T-cadherin is a protein that helps cells stick together and collectively form tissues. Cancer cells that loosen their adhesive tissue bonds...

Substantial improvement in essential cheap solar cell process

... to the semiconductor. Once there, they generate electric power. Lego Huijser: You can compare dye molecules to Lego bricks. I vary the way the bricks are stacked and observe how this influences the exciton transport through the solar cells. Excitons need to move as freely as possible through the sol...

Gene therapy research switches off joint inflammation; switches on genetic process of joint repair

... glucosamine or chondroitin that consumers can trust and try". Coauthor Paul Bobrowski emphasized that "If joints are like a brick wall made from bricks of glucosamine, and then it makes sense that to rebuild a functional wall that you need the master bricklayer and not just the simple approach of gett...

Ghost protein leaves fresh tracks in the cell

... Spectrin and ankyrin are two essential proteins acting like bricks and mortar to shape and fortify cell membranes. But distinguishing which protein is the brick and which is the mortar has turned out to be difficult. ...

No cell walls, no new cancer cells

... (LICR) has not only shown how the cell gets this timing right, but has also conducted proof-of-principle studies that indicate taking away the cell's bricks and mortar is a potential strategy for cancer control. "New cells are created by the duplication of existing cells through a highly-organized proce...

Anthrax inhibitor counteracts toxin, may lead to new therapeutics

... binds to a single site. "Think about how two Lego blocks snap together. A brick with four studs can interlock with a brick with four holes. These bricks will grip together better than if they had only one stud and one hole," says Jeremy Mogridge, Canada Research Chair and assistant professor of Laborat...
Bricks in Biological Technology

New organic material may speed Internet access

...xt time an overnight snow begins to fall, take two bricks and place them side by side a few inches apart in your yard. In the morning, the bricks will be covered with snow and barely discernible. ...mimics the behavior of the snowflakes covering the bricks when it is deposited into the slot, or gap, that s...

Life Science: From Chicago to the Twin Cities: All tech roads lead to Wisconsin

...ent part 5. Stay tuned for more chapters! What is Biostar? At a time when many state governments and public universities have pulled back on bricks and mortar investments, Wisconsin and UW-Madison have stayed the course with BioStar. This project, which is nearing the halfway mark, will result in ...

UW-Madison picks scalable SGI computer to simulate weather

...ecommendations to the institute. Rogers said that one of the things that worked out best was the scalability of the Altix system. Altix is built of bricks that contain a variety of services, with customers adding features such as processors, memory, routers or storage individually. This system meant that...
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