Archive: 05/18/2009

How embryo movement stimulates joint formation

A new study uncovers a molecular mechanism that explains why joints fail to develop in embryos with paralyzed limbs. The research, published by Cell Press in the May issue of the journal Developmental Cell, answers a long ...

May 18, 2009
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How Solid Is Concrete's Carbon Footprint?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many scientists currently think at least 5 percent of humanity's carbon footprint comes from the concrete industry, both from energy use and the carbon dioxide (CO2) byproduct from the produc ...

May 18, 2009
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KIDO'Z: Internet for Kids

(PhysOrg.com) -- When my son first started going to pre-school, I was surprised by the fact that there was a computer in the classroom. Aren't 3-year-olds a little young for this? However, the computer wasn't ...

May 18, 2009 weblog
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Is random lasing possible with a cold atom cloud?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Random lasing, Robin Kaiser tells PhysOrg.com, is like standard lasing, with a little bit of a twist: “You don’t know the direction the photons will go, as you do with a more standard laser. This is bec ...

May 18, 2009 feature
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Early mobilization of patients in ICU improves outcomes

Aside from the obvious and immediate health problems that patients undergoing mechanical ventilation face, those who recover often do so with profound loss of strength and mobility that can impair their daily functioning ...

May 18, 2009
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