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IRSF announces translational research award funding to test potential therapeutics for Rett syndrome

January 27, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( International Rett Syndrome Foundation ) The International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) announced that it will commit $446,000 to fund a large translational research program to test potential therapeutics for Rett Syndrome in mouse models. IRSF's Advanced Neurotherapeutic Grant...

A-Power signs new contract, delivers turbines

January 27, 2010 10:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd has shipped turbines to two wind projects in China, marking its first renewable power equipment delivery, the Chinese company said on Wednesday.

Climate change options for Congress in 2010

January 27, 2010 10:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Wednesday, he is expected to promote alternative energy as a way of tackling global warming problems and creating more domestic jobs.

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Global warming to trigger more warming

January 27, 2010 9:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Climate change caused by mankind will release extra heat-trapping gases stored in nature into the atmosphere in a small spur to global warming, a study showed.

Cleantech "needs billions" to scale up: fund

January 27, 2010 9:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Emerging clean energy technologies are facing a funding shortfall in a race to roll out at a commercial scale, said Alan Salzman, chief executive of investors VantagePoint Venture Partners, on Wednesday.

Trade Commission To Investigate Apple

January 27, 2010 9:29 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The U.S. International Trade Commission will explore Nokia's complaint that Apple's iPhones, iPods, and Macs infringe on the phone maker's patents.

Discovery of mechanism in brain cell injury in Huntington's offers new treatment approaches

January 27, 2010 9:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of British Columbia ) Scientists at the Brain Research Centre and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics have uncovered a key cellular mechanism that alters brain cell function in Huntington's disease, and identified a possible treatment for the disease.

Older dental fillings contain form of mercury unlikely to be toxic

January 27, 2010 9:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) A new study on the surface chemistry of silver-colored, mercury-based dental fillings suggests that the surface forms of mercury may be less toxic than previously thought. It appears online in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.

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Mismatched alloys are a good match for thermoelectrics

January 27, 2010 9:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ) Using the supercomputers at NERSC, Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrated that the semiconductors known as highly mismatched alloys hold great promise for the future development of high performance thermoelectric devices. Thermoelectrics...

Metal hydrides for high temperature superconductivity

January 27, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Uppsala University ) An international research team, comprising scientists working in the Sweden, UK, US and South Korea and led by Professor Rajeev Ahuja of Uppsala University now presents new findings for better understanding of superconducting high-pressure metal hydride...

The roots of food security

January 27, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany, describe that the plant hormone auxin together with an increased cell cycle activity leads to a boost in root branching in the common thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana....

$3.75 million grant advances tissue engineering partnership

January 27, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center ) An award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases will aid a partnership between the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in finding new ways to use adult...

Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

January 27, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ) Researchers with the Joint BioEnergy Institute have developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel fuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of E. coli...

No "scaling back" on U.S. cap-and-trade: John Kerry

January 27, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John Kerry, a key U.S. lawmaker trying to craft a cap-and-trade bill, denied a report on Wednesday that advocates of this plan to curb climate change were scaling back their efforts.

Designer Starck turns to micro wind turbines

January 27, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

MILAN (Reuters) - French designer Philippe Starck, creator of chic hotels, high-tech lamps and modern-style furniture, has turned his attention to energy with the design of two sleek micro wind-power turbines aimed at domestic use.

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