Archive: 23/04/2009

Sensor Detects Onset of Acute Myocardial Ischemia

( -- Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have fabricated and tested a unique biosensor that measures concentrations of potassium and hydrogen ions in the human heart with high specificity. The ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Soft Matter
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Shadow of a forming star

( -- A team of astronomers from the Instituto Astrofisica Canarias (IAC) have found an interesting shadow cast by a forming star system. Team member Dr Basmah Riaz, an ER fellow for the Marie Curie CONSTELLATION ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Astronomy
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TB vaccine enters new clinical trials

( -- The world’s leading candidate for a tuberculosis vaccine, developed at the University of Oxford, is to enter Phase IIb proof-of-concept clinical trials, making it the first TB candidate vaccine for more ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Medications
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Planck satellite fuels up

( -- Tests conducted on Planck at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, have confirmed that the satellite's subsystems work perfectly, and the helium dilution cooler tanks have now been filled. While the ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Fingerprinting slow earthquakes (w/Podcast)

( -- The most powerful earthquakes happen at the junction of two converging tectonic plates, where one plate is sliding (or subducting) beneath the other. Now a team of researchers, led by Teh-Ru Alex Song of ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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