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Welfare reform from the street up

January 28, 2010 6:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

Philadelphia has about 6,000 vacant properties; half of them abandoned row houses. The row houses, many formerly occupied by Philadelphia’s working class in factory neighborhoods, are...

Princeton's Laser Discovery

January 28, 2010 3:41 am | News | Comments

Princeton University researchers made a surprising discovery when a new laser was found during experimenting.

Antibiotic Found to Protect Hearing in Mice

January 28, 2010 3:33 am | News | Comments

A type of antibiotic that can cause hearing loss in people has been found to paradoxically protect the ears when given in extended low doses in very young mice.  

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Cryocooler Improves Airborne Applications

January 28, 2010 3:29 am | News | Comments

Researchers led by a Univ. of New Mexico professor created the first-ever all-solid-state cryocooler that can be applied to airborne and spaceborne sensors.

Blood Protein Alleviates Anemia

January 28, 2010 3:24 am | News | Comments

In an animal study, injections of the protein, known as transferrin, protected against potentially fatal iron overload in mice with thalassemia, a type of inherited anemia that affects millions of people worldwide.  

Pollen Tube Growth Captured on Camera

January 28, 2010 3:21 am | News | Comments

Researchers captured some of the fastest growing tissues known to advance understanding of fertilization processes critical to development of all fruits, nuts, and other crops.  

GE Develops New Magnet Technology

January 28, 2010 3:18 am | News | Comments

Working to expand access of state-of-the-art medical imaging to underdeveloped regions around the world, GE Global Research has been awarded a four-year, $3.27 million award from NIH to develop new magnet technology.  

Blue Crabs Face Environmental Threats

January 28, 2010 3:14 am | News | Comments

The Atlantic blue crab is a multi-million dollar source of income for those who harvest and market the crustacean, but the crab population has been declining in recent years under the assault of viruses, bacteria and man-made contaminants.  

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Bacteria Produce Biofuel From Fatty Acids

January 28, 2010 3:09 am | News | Comments

A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. 

Running Barefoot is Better

January 28, 2010 3:05 am | News | Comments

Running barefoot seems better for the feet, producing far less impact stress compared to feet shod in fancy, expensive running shoes. The study concludes that people seem to be born to run barefoot.  

Secret to happiness: Hourly wages

January 27, 2010 1:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

A study that finds a stronger tie between money and happiness for hourly workers also finds salaried people would rely more on income to evaluate their happiness if they were made aware of...

Almost half of injured Haitians are children

January 27, 2010 12:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

Capt. Mark Poirier, a medical officer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, checks a baby brought to the squadron’s forward operating base in...

Sweet corn's field of dreams

January 27, 2010 12:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

“Rather than a typical controlled field experiment, this was a large scale approach. We wanted to find out what some of the driving characteristics are on the regional level for sweet...

Empathy is like music to the ears

January 27, 2010 10:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

Previous studies suggest that people learn by imitating through “mirror neurons”. The new study shows that prosody-the music of speech-works on a similar mirror-like system....

Nice to meet you. What's your name again?

January 27, 2010 10:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

“If you meet a bunch of people at one time, you should slow down the introductions so you actually get the names down. And don’t try to take in too many at once-your brain can...

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