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AstraZeneca opens research center as UK builds science hub

Prince Charles praised Cambridge as a center of scientific collaboration Tuesday as the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca opened a 1 billion-pound ($1.34 billion) research center, hoping to build on work in developing one ...

Health

Using silicone wristbands to measure air quality

A study by researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health shows that inexpensive and convenient devices such as silicone wristbands can be used to yield quantitative air quality data, which is particularly ...

Neuroscience

Improved tool to help understand the brain, one section at a time

In the brain, billions of neurons connect to each other, exchanging information, storing memories, reacting to danger and more. Scientists have barely scratched the surface of the most complex organ, but a new device to automatically ...

Medical research

New thesis on different aspects of a new automatic urinometer

Martin Slettengren at the research group Thoracic Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, will defend his thesis "Evaluation of an automatic urinometer including use of silicone oil ...

Diabetes

Uncovering the social factors lurking within diabetes risk

For assistant professor of sociology James Doucet-Battle, diabetes research is personal. His grandmother was diabetic, and that's part of what inspired him to delve into the issue through the lens of African American experience.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigators develop sterilizable, alternative N95 mask

With N95 masks in short supply, a team of bioengineers and clinical experts from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been developing a new, sustainable solution for health ...

Immunology

Silicones may lead to cell death

Silicone molecules from breast implants can initiate processes in human cells that lead to cell death. Researchers from Radboud University have demonstrated this in a new study published on 12 June in Scientific Reports. ...

Surgery

Breast implants saved woman shot in chest

A woman's life was likely saved by her silicone breast implants after she was shot in the chest at close range while walking down a street in Toronto, doctors have said.

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