Journal of the American Medical Association Studies of H1N1 (swine) flu deaths in Canada and Mexico

Journal of American Medical Association published study of people who die from H1N1 in Canada Key Takeaways:* Get into the hospital before you get supersick from flu and your organs start showing problems* Unlike regular flu where the very young and very old are at more risk, H1N1 is hitting harder those who are 10-60 …

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Gene therapy appears safe to regenerate gum tissue

The figures show microcomputed tomographic images of regenerated periodontium (tooth supporting structures) following delivery of PDGF genes. Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a method of gene delivery that appears safe for regenerating tooth-supporting gum tissue—a discovery that assuages one of the biggest safety concerns surrounding gene therapy research and tissue engineering. Gene …

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Carnival of Space #67

Carnival of Space #67 is up at next generation blog at discovery.com Centauri Dreams looks at space anomalies and implications in regards to the search for extraterrestrial life This site contributed the article on progress to radiation protection 21st century waves considers the future of nasa and the economic impact of exploration There is a …

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IBM makes a major advancement in the field of on-chip silicon nanophotonics

Using light instead of wires to send information between the computer cores of a computer chip can be 100 times faster and use 10 times less power than wires. The new IBM technology aims to enable a power-efficient method to connect hundreds or thousands of cores together on a tiny chip by eliminating the wires …

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