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August 26, 2014

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New Image Provides the Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe

New View of Merging Galaxies in the Distant Universe

Astronomers have obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a […]

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August 26, 2014

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New Acoustic Device Separates Tumor Cells from Blood Cells

Researchers Develop New Way to Separate Cells by Exposing Them to Sound Waves

A team of engineers has developed a new acoustic device that separates tumor cells from blood cells, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread. Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through […]

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August 26, 2014

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A New Treatment Approach for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Potential Therapy for Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

A team of scientists from the Department of Neurogenetics at the Max Planck Institute and University Medical Center Göttingen has discovered a new treatment approach for the hereditary neurological disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A is the most common inherited disease affecting the peripheral nervous system. Researchers from the Department of Neurogenetics […]

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August 26, 2014

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Researchers Identify Gut Bacteria That Protect Against Food Allergies

Researchers Identify Gut Bacteria That Protects Against Food Allergies

A newly published study from the University of Chicago reveals that the common gut bacteria Clostridia prevent sensitization to allergens in a mouse model, paving the way for probiotic therapies to treat food allergies. The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds. By […]

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August 26, 2014

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Pluto-Bound New Horizons Gets a Distant Look at Neptune and Triton

New Horizons Views Neptune

This newly released image of Neptune and its large moon Triton was captured by NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft as it continues on its voyager towards Pluto. NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter […]

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August 26, 2014

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Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Images of Recent M5 Solar Flare

NASA Views M5 Solar Flare

New images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory show the M5 solar flare that erupted on August 24, 2014. On August 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are […]

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August 25, 2014

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ESA Identifies Five Candidate Landing Sites on Comet 67P

Five Candidate Landing Sites on Comet 67P

Rosetta Spacecraft data have allowed scientists to identify five candidate sites to set down the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November. Using detailed information collected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft during its first two weeks at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, five locations have been identified as candidate sites to set down the Philae lander in November – […]

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August 25, 2014

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LLNL Engineers Create New Microscale Energy Absorbing Material

LLNL Researchers Create Engineered Energy Absorbing Material

Engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a way to design and fabricate new microscale cushioning materials with a broad range of programmable properties. Materials like solid gels and porous foams are used for padding and cushioning, but each has its own advantages and limitations. Gels are effective as padding but are relatively […]

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August 25, 2014

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Physicists Preserve Spin Information for Much Longer than Previously Possible

Physicists Manipulate Spin Information in Graphene with Electric Fields

By isolating the spin information from the influence of the outside world in a nanoscale graphene device, physicists have found a way to preserve spin information for much longer than previously possible. Researchers from the FOM Foundation and University of Groningen have found a way to preserve spin information for much longer than previously possible. […]

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August 25, 2014

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Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation Discovered, May Help Improve Treatments for Depression

Researchers Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation

Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute have discovered that the dorsal medial habenula region in the brain controls the desire to exercise in mice, possibly helping researchers develop more targeted and effective treatments for depression. Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person’s motivation to […]

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August 25, 2014

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Biologists Grow a Living Organ from Lab-Created Cells

Living Organ Grown in a Lab

Scientists from the MRC Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh have grown a fully functional organ from scratch in a living animal by transplanting cells that were originally created in a laboratory. The research could aid in the future development of ‘lab-grown’ replacement organs. Scientists have grown a fully functional organ from […]

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August 25, 2014

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Historic Voyager 2 Image of Neptune

Image of Neptune from Voyager 2

This historic image of Neptune was taken twenty-five years ago by NASA’s Voyager 2 Spacecraft. NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first glimpse of Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989. This picture of Neptune was produced from the last whole planet images taken through the green and orange filters on […]

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