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Female marine snails trick amorous males

Female marine snails trick amorous males
2010-09-13
Sexual conflict is not only a human phenomenon. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg have shown that females of the rough periwinkle conceal their gender identity in order to avoid excessive copulation. The females of most species of snail excrete a substance in their mucous trails that enables males to find them more easily, since they can distinguish between trails from females and those from other males. The males follow the mucous trails laid down by females in order to find a partner for mating. However, the females of one of the species studied (Littorina ...

Your body recycling itself -- captured on film

Your body recycling itself -- captured on film
2010-09-13
VIDEO: This video shows UBR-box recognition of an arginine residue at the beginning of a protein (blue) targeted for degradation. The structural integrity of the UBR box depends on zinc (grey)... Click here for more information. Our bodies recycle proteins, the fundamental building blocks that enable cell growth and development. Proteins are made up of a chain of amino acids, and scientists have known since the 1980s that first one in the chain determines the lifetime ...

How football playing robots have the future of artificial intelligence at their feet

How football playing robots have the future of artificial intelligence at their feet
2010-09-13
The new Premier League season has begun and in Madrid the World Cup celebrations are barely over, yet according to research in WIREs Cognitive Science the world's best players may soon be facing a new challenge from football playing robots, which their creators claim will be able to play and beat a human team. The research reveals how building robots to play football is driving the development of artificial intelligence and robotic technology which can be used for roles including search and rescue and home help. The author, Claude Sammut, from the ARC Centre of Excellence ...

Breakthrough in drug trial offers hope for heart attack patients

2010-09-13
New findings from a major drug trial have brought experts a step closer to developing a drug which could prevent thousands of British deaths from heart attacks. Dr Robert Storey, Reader at the University of Sheffield and Consultant Cardiologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, was the UK lead for international trials of a new drug, ticagrelor, which have been taking place over the last six years. The new findings from one of these studies, the ONSET/OFFSET study, revealed that the platelet function in patients taking ticagrelor recovered much quicker after the drug ...

Brain stimulation can help partially paralyzed stroke patients regain use of their muscles

2010-09-13
Stroke patients who were left partially paralysed found that their condition improved after they received a simple and non-invasive method of brain stimulation, according to research in the September issue of the European Journal of Neurology. Researchers from the Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, studied 60 patients with ischaemic stroke - where the blood supply is reduced to the brain - who had been left with mild to moderate muscle weakness down one side of their body. Twenty of the randomly assigned treatment group received repetitive transcranial magnetic ...

MIT researchers develop a way to funnel solar energy

2010-09-13
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms), MIT chemical engineers have found a way to concentrate solar energy 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell. Such nanotubes could form antennas that capture and focus light energy, potentially allowing much smaller and more powerful solar arrays. "Instead of having your whole roof be a photovoltaic cell, you could have little spots that were tiny photovoltaic cells, with antennas that would drive photons into them," says Michael Strano, the Charles and Hilda Roddey Associate Professor of ...

Engineers make artificial skin out of nanowires

Engineers make artificial skin out of nanowires
2010-09-13
Berkeley – Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that could one day give new meaning to the term "thin-skinned." "The idea is to have a material that functions like the human skin, which means incorporating the ability to feel and touch objects," said Ali Javey, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and head of the UC Berkeley research team developing the artificial skin. The artificial skin, dubbed "e-skin" by the UC Berkeley researchers, ...

Cancer deaths fall, but prevention still lags behind

2010-09-13
Although overall mortality from cancer is decreasing in the European Union, its incidence increased by almost 20%, from 2.1 million new cases in 2002 to 2.5 million in 2008, says a special issue [1] of the European Journal of Cancer (the official journal of ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation) on cancer prevention, published today (Monday 13 September). The current economic crisis threatens to affect cancer incidence in a number of areas, says a paper by Dr. José M. Martin-Moreno from the University of Valencia, Spain, and colleagues. Public donations to cancer ...

Scripps Research scientists solve long-standing mystery of protein 'quality control' mechanism

2010-09-13
LA JOLLA, CA – September 9, 2010 – Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have solved a long-standing mystery of how cells conduct "quality control" to eliminate the toxic effects of a certain kind of error in protein production. The findings may lead to a better understanding of a host of neurodegenerative diseases. The research was published in an advance, online issue of the journal Nature on September 12, 2010. "It is exciting because we are dealing not only with a process that is clearly relevant for physiology and disease," said Scripps Research Assistant ...

Gene discovery could yield treatments for nearsightedness

2010-09-13
DURHAM, N.C. -- Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common eye disorder in the world and becoming more common, yet little is known about its genetic underpinnings. Scientists at Duke University Medical Center, in conjunction with several other groups, have uncovered a gene associated with myopia in Caucasian people from several different regions, including Dutch, British and Australian subjects. Their work was published in Nature Genetics online on Sunday, Sept. 12. Myopia happens when the focal point of an image falls just short of the retina at the rear of the ...

Henry Ford Hospital study: hVISA linked to high mortality

2010-09-13
A MRSA infection with a reduced susceptibility to the potent antibiotic drug vancomycin is linked to high mortality, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that patients who contracted a MRSA infection with heteroresistance, called hVISA, stayed in the hospital longer, were more likely to have the infection return after 90 days, and were twice as likely to die from it after 90 days than patients who do not have hVISA. The study is being presented Sunday at the 50th annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Boston. "Based ...

Early prostate cancer detection, screening: No benefit for men with low baseline PSA value

2010-09-13
Men aged 55 to 74 years who have low baseline blood levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) are not likely to benefit from further screening and treatment. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The aim of the study is to help physicians and patients weigh the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening and early detection. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the third leading cause of death from cancer in men in Western countries. While a man in the United ...

National study finds 70 percent increase in basketball-related traumatic brain injuries

2010-09-13
A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments among children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 19 from 1997 to 2007. According to the study, more than 4 million basketball-related injuries were treated in emergency departments during the 11-year study. While the number of injuries decreased 22 percent over the course of the study, the average number of injuries per year (375,350) remained high. Data from the study, being ...

MiniFrame and VeryPC Join Forces to Offer the Greenest IT Solution

2010-09-13
Two multi-award winning green IT companies, VeryPC and MiniFrame have today announced their collaboration to produce a range of high performance, energy saving solutions to desktop virtualization. The GreenHive for SoftXpand range combines energy efficient software expertise of MiniFrame with the life-cycle engineering and energy calibrating hardware ingenuity of VeryPC. Close collaboration between the two companies allows VeryPC to optimize and produce a dedicated appliance for MiniFrame's award-winning SoftXpand multi-user software. VeryPC GreenHives enhance the SoftXpand ...

Registration Opens for Olney Chamber's 31st Annual Community Night

2010-09-13
The event is scheduled for 5 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Longwood Community Center, 19035 Georgia Ave., Brookeville, 1.5 miles north of Route 108. Admission is free. Community Night features a business expo of 100+ displays and the Taste of Olney where the area's premier restaurants present their tasty offerings. Registration can be completed online at http://www.olneymd.org, by mail, by fax or in person at the Chamber's Office and Visitors Center, 3460 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. "Community Night is an outstanding venue for companies and organizations to ...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 ~~ SustainableContentment.com celebrates recovery from Childhood Obesity.

2010-09-13
Listen to an unprecedented panel of special guest experts and authors from a variety of professions: Medical, Health and Fitness; Sociology, Diet and Nutrition; Psychology, Nursing, Wellness Coaching, Holistic Medicine, etc., as they tackle the difficult questions about childhood obesity. To participate: Please RSVP at http://www.sustainablecontentment.com Teleseminar: Thurs, Sep 30, 2010 6PM PST, 8PM CST, 9PM EST to access seminar, call this number on Sep. 30th: 1-712-432-3900 access code: 625350# ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF SPECIAL GUEST EXPERTS: ALVATER, Pat -- ...

Second World Productions Presents for Immediate Release: Brandism on the Go! Program Launched Featuring New York's Highline and Architect Anna Klingmann

2010-09-13
The first of its kind, the show kicks off at New York City's Highline, a development which harnessed the power of architecture to create a recognizable brand and inspire a revitalization of the Meat Packing District. The intro episode features architect Anna Klingmann, architect and author and her insights on what Brandism is and how she started her journey combining architecture and branding in global projects around the world. Next episodes are slated to highlight iconic brand destinations throughout New York City. Anna Klingmann's book "Brandscapes: Architecture ...

ChristmasKNIGHTS.com designer hangs customers' personalities out for all to see with custom holiday wreaths!

2010-09-13
It doesn't matter if you're into Barbie dolls, music, sports, or sex and Rock 'N Roll, Patsy Knights-Brown can show customers how to take a few personal items that reflect their personality and customize a holiday wreath that will make their door the envy of the neighborhood. A bag full of old mismatched sparkling jewelry, a broken rhinestone belt buckle & buttons, and a few feathers are transformed into a "Diva Wreath" with lots of sparkle and bling-bling. There's even a spring-time wreath complete with tea cup and saucer, and her 2010 signature luxury wreath, 'The Patsy' ...

Martin Brossman Linkedin Expert Chosen as Thought Leader at Second Annual Real Estate BarCamp RDU

2010-09-13
Real Estate BarCampRDU was a one day event focused on Real Estate and topics the 300 in attendance were interested in exploring. Throughout the day, sessions on a variety of social media and technology subjects, lead by experts, "thought leaders" gave a short talk on a subject to get the conversation going, then opened the room to question and answer. The day long event was held at the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, 111 Realtors Way, Cary, NC 27513 Session Thought Leader Martin Brossman, the Triangle LinkedIn expert and trainer who consults for several real ...

Guidance Software, the Leading Company in Digital Investigations in Aisa

2010-09-13
Around the globe, Guidance Software is recognized as the leading company in eDiscovery and digital investigations. Their world-class solutions for each intensive computer investigation need is now distributed across Asia through Manifest Marketing. Ensuring security is one of the primary investments that any private or non-private company does within their premises. One of the hardest areas for this aim is the digital aspect, where highly intelligent programs and equipment is utilized in order to ensure optimal security. Fortunately, Guidance Software is very helpful ...

Gifted Gospel Jazz Group, 3 Central, Takes Local Ministry Nationwide With "A Feelin' Inside"

2010-09-13
Gospel Jazz is a genre that's busting out at the seams. Artists are expressing their spirituality in jazzy tones and gaining legions of fans along the way. 3 Central, consisting of Ken Anderson, Everett Moore and Russell Moore, are three men on a mission to spread the love of Christ through powerful instrumental and inspirational music. Hailing from St. Louis, MO, the group has been one of the most sought-after Gospel Jazz groups in the region earning the Best Contemporary Jazz Artist Award in St. Louis Award (2002). They've opened for such artists as Gerald Albright, Kem, ...

Olympian University and Aladdin Beauty College Offer Buy One Get One Free for Your BFF

2010-09-13
Best Friends Forever (BFF) can share quality time and save money at the BFF Buy One Get One Free Special Sept. 13-24 at the Olympian University cosmetology schools at: 1011 E 10th Street in Alamogordo; 6300 San Mateo Blvd NE in Albuquerque; 1460 Missouri Ave in Las Cruces and Aladdin Beauty College, 108 S. Union in Roswell. When one person comes in and gets either a haircut, wax services, manicure or purchases any Peter Hantz products during the BFF special, the client's BFF will receive the same service or product for free. "Everyone has someone in their lives that ...

Gallop, Johnson & Neuman Opens Law Offices in Washington, D.C.

2010-09-13
St. Louis-based law firm Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C., has formally opened law offices in Washington, D.C., and named attorney Michael S. Kosmas, who is a well-known business lawyer in the nation's capital, co-chair of the firm's Hospitality/Leisure Practice Group. Mr. Kosmas has worked as an attorney in Washington, D.C. for more than 15 years, representing many of the world's biggest hotel owners and operators in transactions internationally. Mr. Kosmas' recent engagements include serving as special hospitality counsel to the Washington Convention and Sports Authority ...

Trimicid - new Russian disinfectant for surgery distributed by «Orion-MED»

2010-09-13
Trimicid is a disinfectant developed for disinfection and sterilization of surgical and endoscopic instruments in as less as possible periods of time with usage of high level disinfection conditions. It helps to increase the whole efficiency of a surgical and endoscopic departments. Trimicid is a transparent green colored liquid with specific smell. pH value of Trimicid is 5.4. Potency: 12% of glutaric aldehyde and 16% of didodecyldimethylammonium chloride. The disinfectant intended for usage in a medical and prophylactic institutions for disinfection and sterilization ...

The pain of learning and literacy is gone with an easy fun four step process.

2010-09-13
It is incredibly important that your children make very good progress in their literacy. The problem is how to motivate them to want to do this outside of schoolwork and the homework that they must do for school. The solution to this is to have a method and literacy activities that takes the pain out of learning for both children and their parents. The pain means lack of enjoyment for children and frustration for parents. There is a simple four step process that gives the parent the ability to motivate their children so that they want to learn and progress in literacy ...
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