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Supercomputer simulates cartilage in human knee joints

July 25, 2012 7:16 am | News | Comments

A Cleveland Clinic research team is developing virtual models of human knee joints to better understand how tissues and their individual cells react to heavy loads—virtual models that someday can be used to understand damage mechanisms caused by the aging process or debilitating diseases, such as osteoarthritis.


Researchers create artificial mother of pearl

July 25, 2012 6:53 am | News | Comments

Mimicking the way mother of pearl, also called nacre, is created in nature, scientists have, for the first time, synthesized the strong, iridescent coating found on the inside of some mollusks. By recreating the biological steps that form nacre in mollusks, the scientists were able to manufacture a material which has a similar structure, mechanical behavior, and optical appearance of that found in nature.


June gambling revenue almost flat in Mississippi

July 25, 2012 6:41 am | by JEFF AMY - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Mississippi's casino revenues were basically flat in June, as a recovery at gambling halls along the Mississippi River barely made up for losses on the Gulf Coast.Overall revenue rose less than 1 percent from June 2011, to $186.9 million, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures...


France plans to save car industry by going green

July 25, 2012 6:40 am | by SARAH DiLORENZO - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Green technology is the answer to the declining fortunes of France's auto industry, according to a new government plan to turn the sector around.The strategy for France's carmakers was unveiled Wednesday by the Ministry for Industrial Recovery — a government department created by President...


ANA inaugurates daily Seattle-Tokyo flight

July 25, 2012 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

All Nippon Airways is inaugurating a daily nonstop flight from Seattle to Tokyo with a ribbon cutting and ceremonial sake barrel opening in Seattle.The festivities take place Wednesday at Sea-Tac Airport.All Nippon Airways is launching the service with the Boeing 777, but it plans to switch to...


Factory Design Labs Names Bob Reimer as VP of Global Operations

July 25, 2012 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Factory Design Labs, a full-service agency delivering digital and traditional advertising solutions to premium lifestyle brands, today announced it has hired Bob Reimer as Vice President of Global Operations. Reimer is a seasoned global brand strategist with 25 years' experience in the...


Scientists explore new class of synthetic vaccine

July 25, 2012 5:37 am | News | Comments

In a quest to make safer and more effective vaccines, scientists at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have turned to a promising field called DNA nanotechnology to make a new class of synthetic vaccines. In their work, the team developed the first vaccine complex that could be delivered safely and effectively by piggybacking onto self-assembled, 3D DNA nanostructures.


Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope

July 25, 2012 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

FEI Company has introduced the Titan ETEM G2, an environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM) that enables time-resolved, in-situ studies of processes and materials exposed to reactive gases and elevated temperatures.


Five-Channel Fluorescence Digital Pathology Scanning

July 25, 2012 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems has introduced the SCN400 2.2 scanning platform. Batch processing in both brightfield and multichannel fluorescence, coupled with user-friendly workflow, makes the SCN400 2.2 a high-performance solution for digital pathology scanning.

JC Penney will open Joe Fresh store-in-stores

July 25, 2012 4:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

J.C. Penney will begin offering Canadian fast-fashion label Joe Fresh in stores next spring as part of its plan to introduce more store-within-stores at its department store locations.About 700 Joe Fresh shops will open within J.C. Penney stores in April 2013, offering women's clothing such as...


Cellulaze(TM) Cellulite Reduction Research With Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

July 25, 2012 4:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Christine Petti, a board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon, was one of six national authors of an FDA study that was recently presented, "Multi-Center Evaluation for the Treatment of Cellulite Using a New Minimally Invasive Laser Approach," at the annual meeting of The American Society...


Engineers study physics of avalanches

July 25, 2012 3:32 am | by Anne Ju, Cornell University | News | Comments

Snow avalanches, a real threat in countries from Switzerland to Afghanistan, are fundamentally a physics problem: What are the physical laws that govern how they start, grow, and move, and can theoretical modeling help predict them? Cornell University researchers have uncovered some clues.


DARPA, NIH to fund 'human body-on-a-chip' research

July 25, 2012 3:24 am | News | Comments

Researchers in the Department of Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will receive up to $32 million over the next five years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Institutes of Health to develop a technology platform that will mimic human physiological systems in the laboratory, using an array of integrated, interchangeable engineered human tissue constructs.


Computational method simplifies gene selection for drug development

July 24, 2012 5:58 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new computational method that will make it easier for scientists to identify and prioritize genes, drug targets, and strategies for repositioning drugs that are already on the market. By mining large datasets more simply and efficiently, researchers will be able to better understand genomic and proteomics interactions, as well as identify fellow researchers with whom they can collaborate.


European regulators eye Google antitrust truce

July 24, 2012 5:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European regulators say they are encouraged by recent negotiations with Google aimed at settling an antitrust investigation into the company's business practices.Tuesday's statement from the European Commission comes three weeks after Google Inc. submitted a list of changes that it's willing to...



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