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Predicting risk of valvular heart disease
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Predicting risk of valvular heart disease

13.1.2014   |   News of Science

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospital have identified a clear link between narrowed heart valves and a special lipoprotein in the blood. In the long term, the research may well help to prevent valvular heart disease. The new findings have just been published in the Journal of the American College of...

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How light affects individual atoms for the first time?
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How light affects individual atoms for the first time?

4.12.2013   |   News of Science

Tyndall National Institute and its collaborators are unravelling how atoms vibrate and change when hit with intense bursts of light. The ground-breaking work has been recognised through publication of a paper in the prestigious journal, Nature Physics.

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Cleaner and Greener Cities With Integrated Transparent Solar Cells

19.11.2013   |   News of Science

Imagine buildings in which the windows allow the sun's light to enter, and at the same time capture the energy from the sun needed to meet all their energy needs. In this seemingly futuristic scenario, the windows become productive solar cells that help us decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and advance towards a greener and cleaner...

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Phytoremediation: Using Plants To Clean Up Soils
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Phytoremediation: Using Plants To Clean Up Soils

21.10.2013   |   News of Science

When it comes to helping clean up soils contaminated with heavy and toxic metals, nature has ARS plant physiologist Leon V. Kochian to thank.

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Effect of particle diameter and surface composition on the spontaneous fusion of monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles with lipid bilayers
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Effect of particle diameter and surface composition on the spontaneous fusion of monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles with lipid bilayers

14.10.2013   |   News of Science

Effect of particle diameter and surface composition on the spontaneous fusion of monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles with lipid bilayers. Anionic, monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been shown to nondisruptively penetrate cellular membranes. Here, we show that a critical first step in the penetration process is potentially the...

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Engineered Spider Toxin Could Be the Future of Anti-Venom Vaccines
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Engineered Spider Toxin Could Be the Future of Anti-Venom Vaccines

30.9.2013   |   News of Science

New engineered spider protein could be the start of a new generation of anti-venom vaccines, potentially saving thousands of lives worldwide. The new protein, created from parts of a toxin from the reaper spider, is described today in the Elsevier journal Vaccine.

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Essential gene regulator for healthy retinal development and good vision in adulthood
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Essential gene regulator for healthy retinal development and good vision in adulthood

19.9.2013   |   News of Science

Scientists are developing a clearer picture of how visual systems develop in mammals. The findings offer important clues to the origin of retinal disorders later in life.

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First Fully Cellular 3D Bioprinted Liver Tissue
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First Fully Cellular 3D Bioprinted Liver Tissue

16.9.2013   |   News of Science

Holdings, Inc., a creator and manufacturer of functional, three-dimensional human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications, presented at the 2013 Experimental Biology conference in Boston, Massachusetts data on the company's in vitro three-dimensional liver.

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Genetic Changes In Offspring, Even Before Conception

12.9.2013   |   News of Science

A female's exposure to distress even before she conceives causes changes in the expression of a gene linked to the stress mechanism in the body - in the ovum and later in the brains of the offspring from when they are born, according to a new study on rats conducted by the University of Haifa.

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