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Researchers develop graft that regenerates coronary arteries


June 25th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new biodegradable graft that helps regenerate coronary arteries within 90 days of bypass surgeries, leaving no trace of itself in the body. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Amazing gel could breathe feeling in robots


March 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) An amazing oscillating gel could imbue robots with feeling in the near future, says a new study.These findings pave the way for the development of a ... Read more...

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A quick-fix found for mobile phone cracks, scratches


January 11th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Mobile phones, iPads and iPhones often suffer cracks or scratches that are too small to detect, causing malfunction. Researchers have now come up with a new ... Read more...

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Scientists peer into real time brain cell activity


May 31st, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Scientists, for the first time, peered into real time brain cell activity that underlay memory formation.Researchers reproduced the brain's complex electrical impulses onto models made of ... Read more...

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Bio-plastics ‘aren’t necessarily greener than oil-based relatives’


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Biopolymers are more eco-friendly, but farming and energy-intense chemical processing means they are dirtier to produce than petroleum-derived plastics, according to a new study.University of Pittsburgh researchers suggest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Synthetic cells that act like real ones designed


July 21st, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Inspired by ants' social interactions, researchers have created artificial cells capable of acting like their biological counterparts. The research paves the way towards producing synthetic cells that could ... Read more...

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Simple polymer-based filter cleans water, recovers oil


June 8th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A University of Pittsburgh engineering professor has developed a technique for separating oil from water via a cotton filter coated in a chemical polymer that blocks oil while ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nano-particle coating to prevent freezing rain buildup on roads and power lines


October 30th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created a nano-particle coating solution to prevent freezing rain buildup on roads and power lines.The nanoparticle-based coating, developed in the lab ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Baby beetles inspire scientists to build mini boat powered by surface tension


January 22nd, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Inspired by the aquatic wriggling of beetle larvae, scientists have built a mini boat that is powered by surface tension.Designed by a University of Pittsburgh research team, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover novel process behind heart muscle contraction


April 10th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 10 (ANI): A research team, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has provided new understanding of how heart muscle functions, by discovering the previously unknown role of two enzymes ... Read more...

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