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European Space Agency

European Space Agency funding for UOW invention

Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. The invention that measures astronauts’ levels of radiation exposure will improve the safety of humans and electronics during space missions. In other words, UOW…

The intestine cells might induce inflammation.

Cells In The Intestines Induce Acute Inflammatory Episodes

Medical researchers discover a type of cell which induces acute inflammatory episodes in bowel diseases. Almost 4000,000 people in Germany are get chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn or ulcerative colitis. Patients often suffer from flare-ups, which damage intestinal tissue. In spite of tremendous advances in treating the diseases with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot…

Microbial Detorioration

Fungi Destroys 8-century-old cathedral in Portugal

Researchers retrieved a peculiar fungus from an artwork in the Old Cathedral of Coimbra, Portugal during a multi-disciplinary scientific survey. The organism was found to belong to the group of microcolonial black fungi, which are infamous amongst conservationists and biologists who care for historic monuments. Significant biodeterioration to stone monuments They cause significant biodeterioration to…

Asthma exacerbation

Antibiotic Use Among Patients Hospitalized For Asthma

Antibiotic use among patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbations may lead to longer hospital stays and increased cost, with no reduction in the risk for treatment failure; These findings are novel, reflect the experience of unselected patients cared for in routine settings; and lend strong support to current guidelines that recommend against the use of antibiotics in the…

Fluorescent Microscopy

Biological Imaging By Florescent Microscopy

For the first time, biological imaging experts have used a custom fluorescence microscope and a novel antibody tagging tool to watch living cells undergoing stress. Much like our fight-or-flight response, our cells also have a stress autopilot mode. An oxygen dropoff, overheating, or an invading toxin can trigger the cellular stress response — a cascade…

Human protein

Protein Shows Opposite Effect In Tumor Cells

Researchers studying p53, the heralded cancer-fighting ‘guardian of the genome,’ found that the human protein also plays a role in promoting tumors, in addition to suppressing them. They found that the PUMA protein works inside the cell’s mitochondria to switch energy production processes and stimulate cancer growth. Scientists at the University of California San Diego…

Bone Marrow transplants

Focus On Future Of Stem Cells: Conference By Annual RegenMed SA

Doctors regularly perform stem cell transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, to replace cells damaged by chemotherapy. The stem cells, or the body’s raw material, that make this transplantation possible will be the topic of a two-day event titled, “Fifth San Antonio Conference on Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine.” The conference, at the…

Nervous system

Serotonin: Execute Instantaneous Behaviors

Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may also help the brain execute instantaneous; appropriate behaviors in emergency situations, according to a new Cornell study published in Science. Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter. It has a popular image as a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness, though its actual biological function is complex and…

Sinus infection

Tooth Infection Might Cause Chronic Sinus Problems

According to Dr. Michael J. Lewis, a specially trained root canal dental specialist known as an endodontist, chronic sinus infections are sometimes caused or intensified by an underlying tooth infection. “In short, sometimes the roots of one’s teeth become infected; and that infection can spread to a space located behind one’s cheek bones,” Dr. Lewis…