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Surgeon Attempts to Create A Surgical Hernia Feat

A surgeon in Chennai performed 41 hernia surgeries in 13 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds said a press release of a hospital here in Chennai. // The surgeon Dr J S Rajkumar, chairman, Lifeline hospitals was attempting to surpass the previous record of 41 surgeries in 24 hours. The pati...

Scientists Bioengineer New Teeth in Mice

... They hope feat will someday lead to organ generation for humans MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in Japan report that they've grown new tee...

Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments

...ority Leader for the fact that we have passed all 12 of our appropriations bills. No small feat. And if it were not accomplished, it would be a large feat to do. But in terms of quality health care, not only do we have our health care reform, we have SCHIP as I mentioned, Food Safety, FDA regulation of t...

Scientists Find Way to Make 'Good' Brown Fat

... fight obesity WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Boston scientists have succeeded in making brown fat out of mouse and human cells, a feat that takes scientists a step closer to victory in the fight against obesity and type 2 diabetes. Brown fat is "good" fat because it burns energy, a...

A Random Act of Kindness Changes a Family's Life Forever as Alexzander Prado's Wish to Walk is Granted at Abilities Expo

... /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday, May 31, 2009, will live in the hearts and minds of everyone whose tears of joy followed 5-year-old Alexzander Prado's amazing feat at the Southern California Abilities Expo ( www.abilitiesexpo.com ) in the Anaheim Convention Center. This was the day that a triumphant little boy ...

Smallpox -- the death of a disease

... the World Health Organization's campaign to eradicate smallpoxthe only disease in history to have been deliberately eliminated. Some have called this feat "the greatest scientific and humanitarian achievement of the past century." In a lively, engrossing narrativeone that reaches audiences just as th...

OpenViBE: The first French software program enabling 'action through thought'

... Operating a computer by thought alone was unimaginable ten years ago, but this incredible feat is now possible. Financed by the ANR (the French national research agency) OpenViBE is the first French multi-partner project on brain-computer interf...

Ontario Systems Announces New Alliance With Microsoft

...flow and realize cost reductions and operational efficiencies. The alliance also will help Ontario Systems' clients successfully unlock cash, a tough feat in today's economic environment. "Retrieving cash in tough economic times takes innovation, market power and technological advancements," said O...

What killed Naval hero John Paul Jones?

...oint for Jones during the Revolution was his victory over the HMS Serapis in 1779, which British admiral Horatio Nelson claimed was the greatest naval feat in history. Jones was praised in both Europe and the United States for his seamanship, dogged courage and determination. In 1781, the Continental Cong...

Denver Athlete to Compete in the Most Challenging Hand Bike Race in the World

...e Alaskan, way more difficult and way more scenery," Denver Paralympian Matt Updike will attempt to conquer the new route and take home a win (a major feat which Matt accomplished once before in 2004). After competing in Beijing in 2008, Matt was eager for his next major challenge. When asked about ...

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Researchers Use Poliovirus to Destroy Neuroblastoma Tumors in Mice

...me. According to Jeronimo Cello, Ph.D., senior author of the Cancer Research paper and research assistant professor at Stony Brook, this engineering feat is like putting a double failsafe into the virus. “The engineered poliovirus cannot produce neurovirulent copies of itself if the spacer regio...

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Climbing to new heights in the forest canopy

...ories, and sweet peas, are especially remarkable. Not only are these plants beautiful, but their ability to climb walls and trellises is an impressive feat of biological engineering that has taken millions of years to accomplish. A recent article by Dr. Sandrine Isnard and Dr. Wendy Silk in the July is...

Mice run faster on high-grade oil

...uld be achieved by a simple change in diet. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology in Austria have managed to achieve an equivalent feat in mice fed on a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are important dietary components which mammals cannot synthe...

New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission

...n in the deep waters of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Six of these species may represent entirely new genera, a remarkable feat given the broad classification a genus represents. A genus is a major category in the classification of organisms, ranking above a species and below a...

New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission

...n in the deep waters of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Six of these species may represent entirely new genera, a remarkable feat given the broad classification a genus represents. A genus is a major category in the classification of organisms, ranking above a species and below a...

Long-sought protein structure may help reveal how 'gene switch' works

...or the E. coli protein. The team's initial successobtaining crystals of CRP in the "off" statewas dramatic given that no one had accomplished the feat in nearly three decades of trying with E. coli. But the real excitement came when the crystals were examined with X-ray diffraction. "Although the ...

CSHL researchers map changing epigenetic modifications that enable transposons to run amok

...ly rendered inactive by a series of complicated steps masterminded by small molecules of RNA, called small interfering RNA (siRNA). They perform this feat in a phenomenon known as RNA interference (RNAi). The discovery that modifications of heterochromatin -- densely packed, genetically "inactive" region...

Farming and chemical warfare: A day in the life of an ant?

...n article in the November issue of Microbiology Today, leaf-cutter ants have developed a system to try and keep their gardens pest-free; an impressive feat which has evaded even human agriculturalists. Leaf-cutter ants put their freshly-cut leaves in gardens where they grow a special fungus that they e...

Ecologists use oceanographic data to predict future climate change

... northern ocean circulation patterns. Since 1989, a species of plankton native to the Pacific Ocean has been colonizing the North Atlantic Ocean, a feat that hasn't occurred in more than 800 thousand years. These plankton were carried across the Arctic Ocean by Pacific waters that made their way to the...

How we see objects in depth: The brain's code for 3-D structure

...our eyes is one of the most difficult tasks the brain performs. Even sophisticated computer vision systems have never been able to accomplish the same feat using two-dimensional camera images. The Johns Hopkins research suggests that higher-level visual regions of the brain represent objects as spatial...

Wistar Institute researcher receives 'New Innovator' award from NIH

...al, Ph.D., at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, he mapped an uncharted region of the fission yeast genome and published the results in Science a notable feat for a fledgling researcher. He went on to further elucidate genome dynamics in fission yeast as a staff scientist at the National Cancer Institute's L...

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Bacteria pack their own demise

...erium tuberculosis bacteria even have them in 60 locations. A difficult feat The T-A mechanism has been known for a while, but nobody clearly understo...m of their interaction and the forms they take while in action a difficult feat to pull off, requiring the simultaneous use of a whole range of different t...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

...if. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have created the first carbon nanotube device that can detect the entire visible spectrum of light, a feat that could soon allow scientists to probe single molecule transformations, study how those molecules respond to light, observe how the molecules chang...

American Geographical Society awards honor Henson, Smith on April 15 at UD

... decades, culminating in the 1909 expedition to the North Pole. Peary repeatedly acknowledged that he could not have reached the top of the world-a feat many believe to have been accomplished on April 6, 1909 - without Henson, who learned all he could from the native Inuit people, including their langu...

Frost & Sullivan European Drug Discovery Product Innovation Award Bestowed on Xenometrix AG

...hrough lead optimisation. One product line - the IN CYTOTOX PAN I kit - enables researchers to detect 4 main toxicity parameters on a single sample; a feat unmatched by competing life science organisations. "The multiple endpoint IN CYTOTOX test kits are able to determine up to four metabolic paramet...

TauTaTis Discovers Potent Inhibitor of Parkinson's Disease Gene Activity

...to offset symptoms for a limited period of time, but do not alter the prognosis of the disease, which would require to stop the loss of nerve cells, a feat not accomplished in any neurodegenerative disorder to date. "LRRK2 is one of the most promising targets to fundamentally address a vexing disorde...

Biotechnology Value Fund Urges Stockholders to Remove and Replace Current Board of Avigen, Inc. in an Effort to Protect and Maximize Stockholder Value

...rather than stock in the companies they supposedly supported. The directors and management of companies like Avigen deserve recognition: it is quite a feat to destroy 80% of the liquidation value of a company possessing little else but cash! The charts below illustrate these astonishing failures. (Ph...

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Appoints Dr. Gualberto Ruano to College of Fellows

...inical practice requires integration of molecular technologies, medical decision algorithms, and physician user interfaces. Such synthesis indeed is a feat of biomedical engineering," said Dr. Ruano. "I look forward to working with AIMBE and its fellows in this quest to bring personalized medicine to heal...

Re-Shaping the Future with Shape Memory Alloys - SMA Starter Kit

... unique class of materials that possess the ability to dramatically alter their shapes based on heat stimulus. The material accomplishes this unusual feat through what is known as an austenite to martensite solid-to-solid phase transition - the transition temperature can range between sub-zero to over 10...

Alkemists Labs Wins Nutrition Business Journal's 2008 Industry Growth Award

... Maintaining growth in the face of a recession is no small feat for any company. Last year, Alkemists Labs reaped the benefit of what company Founder Sidney Sudberg called "being in the right place at the rig...

University of Florida and Cyntellect Collaborate to Unlock Mysteries of Cancer Stem Cells

...n will exploit Cyntellect's proprietary LEAP system to purify these CSCs and their progeny without disturbing them from their growing environment -- a feat that should improve scientists' ability to study the natural properties and responses of these cells. Under the agreement, University of Florida wi...

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