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Semi-artificial chloroplasts to manufacture biotechnologically relevant products Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Ruhr-University Bochum) An international research team wants to create semi-artificial chloroplasts for the manufacture of biotechnologically relevant products. For this purpose, they aim to modify the photosynthetic process of natural chloroplasts. The EU is funding the undertaking with 1.2 million euros for the time period of three years, as part of 'ERASynBio,' an initiative striving to promote synthetic biology in Europe. Prof Dr Thomas Happe from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is coordinating the 'Sun2Chem' ...

Breakthrough paralysis research powered by Wings For Life World Run Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation) Today, in a powerful statement for the progression of spinal cord injury research, the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced they have joined forces to expand groundbreaking work. The study, called The Big Idea, will test the hypothesis in 36 individuals living with spinal cord injury that epidural stimulation can be used to recover a significant level of autonomic control.

VTT: New flavors for lager beer -- successful generation of hybrid yeasts Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. has been the first to publish a scientific study on the successful generation of hybrid lager yeasts.

Medical nanoparticles: Local treatment of lung cancer Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Nanoparticles can function as carriers for medicines to combat lung cancer: Working in a joint project, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich have developed nanocarriers that site-selectively release medicines/drugs at the tumor site in human and mouse lungs. In the journal, 'ACS Nano,' the scientists reported that this approach led to a significant increase in the effectiveness ...

Making our highways safer and more efficient Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Griffith University) All over the world, gridlock, stop and go driving and constant and sometimes dangerous lane changes are a daily frustration for highway motorists. However, new research by Dr. Xiaobo Qu from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, in collaboration with Dr. Shuaian Wang from Old Dominion University, USA, may provide the means to improving traffic safety, capacity and efficiency between cities.

Hidden hazards found in green products Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(University of Melbourne) A University of Melbourne researcher has found that common consumer products, including those marketed as 'green,' 'all-natural,' 'non-toxic' and 'organic' emit a range of compounds that could harm human health and air quality. But most of these ingredients are not disclosed to the public.

Biomolecular force generation based on the principle of a gas spring Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Technische Universität Dresden) Scientists at Technische Universität Dresden have now been able to add another piece to the puzzle of cell biological mechanisms, as they report in the latest issue of the renowned scientific journal Cell on March 5, 2015.

Reliance on smartphones linked to lazy thinking Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(University of Waterloo) Our smartphones help us find a phone number quickly, provide us with instant directions and recommend restaurants, but new research indicates that this convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves.

Magnetic material attracts attention for cancer therapy Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Monash University) An extraordinary self-regulating heating effect that can be achieved in a particular type of magnetic material may open the doors to a new strategy for hyperthermia cancer treatment.

Cebit 2015: DIY printing custom touch-sensitive displays Thursday March 5th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Saarland University) Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have developed a technique that could enable virtually anyone to print out customized displays of their own in future -- in all shapes and sizes and onto various materials. A regular home printer could be used to print wafer-thin displays onto paper, so these printed displays might present custom-designed icons or even respond to touch.

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