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From October, 17 to 20, 2007 the World Congress on Regenerative Medicine (WCRM) is taking place in Leipzig. For the third time top-level international scientists will present their latest findings in the trade fair city of Leipzig.
"We are very glad that we have succeeded in finding a common platform for the presentation of the novel themes within Regenerative Medicine at the World...
Today, society is seeking ways of dealing with an ageing population, degenerative diseases such as cancer and arthritis, the problems of increased cardiovascular and other life style diseases such as diabetes.
Alongside this is the need to eradicate malaria, tuberculosis and Aids, and other ‘plagues’ of the 21st century. Other crises revolve around the shortage of...
The extent to which there is an “anti-science” culture in Britain will be one of the themes of a conference held today, Tuesday 16th October.
Speakers at the event will challenge the view that the British public is ‘anti-science’ and will suggest instead that people are selective about embracing or...
Comets and asteroids are a small but important part of the Solar System. Scientists have long debated how they formed: did their component grains accrete from the cloud of gas and dust – the solar nebula - that encircled the Sun at the beginning of the Solar System or did they undergo melting due to violent impacts and the presence of short-lived radioactivity?
On October 12th delegates attending the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) meeting ‘Early Solar System Processes on Meteorites’ will discuss the competing...
On 14-17 October it will be time for the second international conference on Global Change Research in Nynäshamn, Sweden.
The theme for the conference is Global Environmental Change with the focus on the Arctic Region. The organizers are the European Science Foundation, ESF, along...
With only few days left until the 3rd World Congress on Regenerative Medicine (WCRM) in the Congress Centre in the city of Leipzig, public interest turns towards the various themes surrounding regenerative medicine.
These topics include stem cell therapies for diverse diseases, new biomaterials, tissue engineering as well as regenerative medicine in veterinary medicine...
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University of Texas and MIT researchers create virtual UAVs that can predict vehicle health, enable autonomous decision-making
In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivering packages, maybe even people, from location...
With ultracold chemistry, researchers get a first look at exactly what happens during a chemical reaction
The coldest chemical reaction in the known universe took place in what appears to be a chaotic mess of lasers. The appearance deceives: Deep within that...
Abnormal scarring is a serious threat resulting in non-healing chronic wounds or fibrosis. Scars form when fibroblasts, a type of cell of connective tissue, reach wounded skin and deposit plugs of extracellular matrix. Until today, the question about the exact anatomical origin of these fibroblasts has not been answered. In order to find potential ways of influencing the scarring process, the team of Dr. Yuval Rinkevich, Group Leader for Regenerative Biology at the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease at Helmholtz Zentrum München, aimed to finally find an answer. As it was already known that all scars derive from a fibroblast lineage expressing the Engrailed-1 gene - a lineage not only present in skin, but also in fascia - the researchers intentionally tried to understand whether or not fascia might be the origin of fibroblasts.
Fibroblasts kit - ready to heal wounds
Research from a leading international expert on the health of the Great Lakes suggests that the growing intensity and scale of pollution from plastics poses serious risks to human health and will continue to have profound consequences on the ecosystem.
In an article published this month in the Journal of Waste Resources and Recycling, Gail Krantzberg, a professor in the Booth School of Engineering Practice...
Prototype microscope teaches itself the best illumination settings for diagnosing malaria
Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal...