- Brown Research Reveals Synovial Fluid's Role In Joints
Synovial fluid is slime with a serious purpose: Protecting shoulders, hips and other joints from wear, reducing the likelihood of injuries and arthritis. Scientists have long believed that synovial fluid gets its surface-slicking, shock-absorbing properti ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2007 - 6:17pm
- The Sturdier Sex? Study Finds Female Stem Cells Work Better
Female stem cells derived from muscle have a greater ability to regenerate skeletal muscle tissue than male cells, according to a study at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The study, which is being published in the April 9 issue of the Journal o ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2007 - 11:52am
- Molecular 'fishing' Paves Way For Advanced Hand-held Sensing Devices
A new molecular "fishing" technique developed by researchers at Duke University and Duke's Pratt School of Engineering lays the groundwork for future advances in hand-held sensing devices. Hand-held devices used for medical testing or envir ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2007 - 2:59pm
- Study Of Different Coastal Disasters Yields Surprising Commonalities
Two of the world's worst natural disasters in recent years stemmed from different causes on opposite sides of the globe, but actually had much in common, according to researchers who are part of a large National Science Foundation-funded research ini ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2007 - 10:46am
- Earthshaking Images- Simulating Eathquakes In The Lab
The powerful earthquake struck suddenly, shaking the seven-story building so hard it bent, cracked and swayed in response. But this was no ordinary earthquake. In a groundbreaking series of tests, engineering researchers from UC San Diego's Jacobs Sc ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2007 - 3:18pm
- Iowa State Physicist Leads Team Designing Detector For International Particle Collider
John Hauptman stood before an international gathering of particle physicists and announced he had another idea. One that was different. One that was simpler. And best of all, one that he was sure would work. The 4th Concept detector would eliminate the ir ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 11:25pm
- Clean Energy Breakthrough- Low Density Crystals Spur Alternatives
Chemists at UCLA have designed new organic structures for the storage of voluminous amounts of gases for use in alternative energy technologies. The research, to be published on April 13 in the journal Science, demonstrates how the design principles of re ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 11:38pm
- Study: Sensors,dampers Limit Earthquake Damage
An earthquake engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has successfully performed the first test of wireless sensors in the simulated structural control of a model laboratory building. Shirley J. Dyke, Ph.D., the Edward C. Dicke Professor of Civil E ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:32pm
- On The Horizon: Glasses That See Through Fog- And Clothing.
Are you ready for "X-ray glasses" that see through fog- and even clothing? With their new world record in high-frequency submillimeter waves, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science are bringing that kind ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2007 - 10:00am
- Ethanol A Significant Risk To Human Health, Study Finds
Ethanol is widely touted as an eco-friendly, clean-burning fuel. But if every vehicle in the United States ran on fuel made primarily from ethanol instead of pure gasoline, the number of respiratory-related deaths and hospitalizations would likely increas ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 18 2007 - 1:24am