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Shaun McKeegan

Twin study isolates key ageing genes

Another breakthrough in the ever accelerating quest to extend human lifespan has seen researchers identify key genes associated with ageing. By studying these "ageing" genes, which are switched on or off by external factors such a diet and lifestyle, it's hoped that the biological mechanisms of ageing can be better understood. Read More
— Architecture

Innovative theater building planned for Emmen zoological park entrance

By - April 23, 2012 5 Pictures
An international design competition has been won by architectural firm Henning Larson in collaboration with the Van den Berg Groep to create a unique entrance building at Emmen Zoo in the Netherlands. The theater and zoo entrance incorporates a number of innovative features within its passive solar design including floating walls that allow the spaces within it to be reconfigured according to their required use. Read More
— Health and Wellbeing

Antibiotic resistant bacteria discovered in isolated New Mexico cave

By - April 17, 2012 2 Pictures
Research into the growing emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, could be greatly assisted by the discovery of bacteria from deep within Lechuguilla Cave in New Mexico. The previously unknown strains of bacteria, which have never before been exposed to humans, were found to possess a naturally occurring resistance to multiple types of antibiotics that doctors currently use to treat patients. This means that new forms of bacteria may have been exposed to undiscovered antibiotics which, in turn could be used against currently untreatable infections in the future. Read More

Rugged Ridge's PowerTop for Jeep Wrangler

For Jeep Wrangler owners who enjoy driving their all-terrain vehicles with the top down, there is an obvious downside when the weather turns bad – replacing the top quickly. Rugged Ridge's solution to this potentially time-consuming operation is the PowerTop - a hydraulic soft-top that can be raised or lowered with the push of a button. Read More
— Health and Wellbeing

“Nanobubbles” advance use of chemotherapy delivery to cancer cells

By - April 15, 2012 1 Picture
U.S. researchers are developing a promising new approach to the targeting of individual cancer cells. The technique uses light-harvesting nanoparticles to convert laser energy into “plasmonic nanobubbles,” enabling drugs to be injected directly into the cancer cells through small holes created in the surface. Researchers claim that the delivery of chemotherapy drugs in this way is up to 30 times more effective on cancer cells than traditional drug treatments and requires less than one-tenth the clinical dose. Read More
— Mobile Technology

New Nook eReader adds "glowlight" for reading in the dark

By - April 13, 2012 6 Pictures
Barnes and Noble's (B&N) new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight solves one of the biggest downsides of e-ink eReaders - reading in the dark. The device, which will be available in May, features a 6-inch touchscreen, which is illuminated by 8 LEDs embedded in the bezel at the top of the display screen. This creates an even, soft glow which enables the user to continue reading in low-light. Read More
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