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  • Everything in the way Shall be removed !

    02/20/2014 6:30:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM with you, my angels surround you, go behind enemy lines and take back my land ! My army is rising up to take back land now that my testimony is sure in my front line(Chosen Ones)assaults( words of declaration) removing the lies of the enemy, and all distractions now shall be dealt with in their time and season of correction or removal for My Testimony is paramount as my spirit moves across the waters of my voice for you are the many waters of my Testimony and I AM sure and true to my word that I will...
  • I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation

    08/09/2013 4:26:55 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-9-13 | Jedediah
    I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation and "TRUTH" shall be its Robe ! Zechariah 4:9 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it. Then you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger] to you. The unction of My Spirit is something to be followed not ignored ! My blessings flow through My Spirit and Guiding counselor of My very Heart ! So understand this ; To reject My Spirit is to deny Me ,...
  • O’Keefe Sting Catches ‘Obamaphone’ Salesmen on Camera: ‘I Don’t Care What You Do With It’

    06/18/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2013 | John Fund
    James O’Keefe is back. His new book Breakthrough chronicling his undercover video takedowns of ACORN, NPR, and local election officials who ignore voter fraud is being published today. He also has a new video out that should embarrass two companies who distribute government-paid-for “Obamaphones” to people who claim they lack cellular service. Company reps are seen handing them out to O’Keefe allies who say they will sell them for drug money, to buy handbags, or to pay their bills. No objection is heard. O’Keefe will appear on tonight’s O’Reilly Factor to discuss just how much of a scam the $2.2...
  • You "ARE" the waters of My voice

    03/25/2013 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,Jedediah ^ | 3-25-13 | Jedediah
    Do you see My children I have come to take you by the hand, to say things, to do things and to reveal things, new things not from long ago but My very fresh Manna no longer hidden but true and uncontainable for it is Kingdom Fruit from The Tree of Life and My river flows through it for you "ARE" the waters of My Voice (that "is" The will of The Father). . . Revelation 2:17 17 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). To him...
  • IBM makes atomic chip breakthrough

    03/22/2013 5:02:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    TGDaily ^ | 3/22/13 | Mike Magee
    Scientists at IBM claimed today that it has cracked a materials conundrum that may well create a new class of memory and logic chips. The scientists discovered a way to operate chips using small ionic currents. That’s streams of charged atoms mimicking the way the human brain works. Moore’s Law is close to bust at the CMOS level, IBM thinks and low power and high performance semiconductors using different techniques will soon be needed. The IBM scientists have figured out that you can reversibly transform metal oxides between inslating and conductive states by inserting and removing oxygen ions through electric...
  • Doctors say infant cured of HIV at UMC

    03/03/2013 4:49:57 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 90 replies
    WAPT ^ | 3/3/13
    JACKSON, Miss. —Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center said they have cured a baby suffering from HIV and the breakthrough is reverberating worldwide. Related Woman says ex kidnapped her 18-wheeler overturns off of I-20 3 arrested in Jackson drug bust Grenade launcher found during drug bust Fire hydrant testing begins in West... "There is excitement around this," said Dr. Deborah Persaud of John's Hopkins Children's Center. Doctors across the country are heralding the medical breakthrough in Jackson. "We have, perhaps inadvertently, but in fact, cured the child," said Dr. Hannah Gay, associate professor of pediatrics. "We don't know...
  • The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives (UPDATED)

    02/09/2012 10:15:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 2/8/12 | Brent Rose
    There are no hospitals in space. The closest E.R. is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by? The NASA Biocapsule—made of carbon nanotubes—will be able to "diagnose" and instantly treat an astronaut without him or her even knowing there's something amiss. It would be like having your own personal Dr. McCoy—implanted under your skin. It represents one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of medicine, and yes, it'll work on Earth, too....
  • Physicists 'record' magnetic breakthrough

    02/07/2012 10:44:06 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/7/12
    An international team of scientists has demonstrated a revolutionary new way of magnetic recording which will allow information to be processed hundreds of times faster than by current hard drive technology. The researchers found they could record information using only heat - a previously unimaginable scenario. They believe this discovery will not only make future magnetic recording devices faster, but more energy-efficient too. The results of the research, which was led by the University of York's Department of Physics, are reported in the February edition of Nature Communications. York physicist Thomas Ostler said: "Instead of using a magnetic field to...
  • Now patients are denied 'breakthrough' prostate cancer drug as health watchdogs brand

    02/01/2012 9:30:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/1/12 | Jenny Hope
    A ‘breakthrough’ drug that gives extra months of life to men with advanced prostate cancer has been rejected for use on the NHS. The once-daily pill was developed by UK scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and trials were partly funded by British charities. But it has been branded as too expensive by the rationing watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Abiraterone is the latest prostate cancer drug to face an NHS ban despite being proven to extend life for men with advanced disease. Last month another drug--Jevtana--was turned down as ‘not cost-effective’.
  • IAEA: Iran reaches breakthrough in suspected nuclear weapons push

    09/03/2011 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/3/11 | Yossi Melman
    The United Nations nuclear watchdog released a report Saturday stating that Iran is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons, adding that the Islamic Republic has upgraded its nuclear facilities in order to defend them from possible cyber attacks. According to the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has installed new and improved 2IR as well as 4IR centrifuges, which according to experts, will be immune to cyber attacks that were able to breach the older centrifuges. The centrifuges have allegedly been installed, the report states, in a fortified underground facility for uranium enrichment near the city of Qom.
  • IBM makes breakthrough in new kind of “universal” memory chip

    07/01/2011 11:41:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | 6/29/11 | Dean Takahashi
    IBM researchers have made a breakthrough in a new kind of memory chip that can record data 100 times faster than today’s flash memory chips. That means scientists are one step closer to creating a universal memory chip that is fast, permanent, and has lots of capacity. If they really work as billed, these multi-bit phase-change memory chips could transform enterprise computing and storage by around 2016, according to IBM. The technology could lead to chips that are lower cost, faster, and more durable in storing applications for consumer devices, including mobile phones and cloud storage. It could also benefit...
  • My Will Fully Fulfilled Through You . . .

    06/06/2011 5:48:21 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    My will is being done through you , No longer in part but all the way through , You have passed by the Ark and now onto Zion you have come , For I AM continually with you releasing My kingdom , So now as you venture into My Will , It is My fullness that you fulfill , Not a jot or a tittle a thought or a vow , You are My Kingdom "alive" ( (( Operating NOW )) ) , So as you reach out your hands My coals of fire reveal * , All of My...
  • 'Cow valve' heart implant hailed as breakthrough

    04/03/2011 9:01:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/3/11 | Kerry Sheridan - AFP
    NEW ORLEANS (AFP) – A new type of heart valve made with cow tissue and inserted by catheter was hailed on Sunday as a major breakthrough that could eliminate the need for open heart surgery in some patients, US doctors said Sunday. The method is aimed at high-risk patients who suffer from severe aortic stenosis, a clogged valve that impedes the pathway of oxygen-rich blood by making the heart work harder to pump blood through a narrowing opening. The condition affects nine percent of Americans over 65. Without treatment, up to half of patients die within two years. The technique...
  • Possible breakthrough in breast reconstruction surgery

    02/21/2011 8:59:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/21/11 | Staff
    There's an exciting prospect for breast reconstruction for women. As CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained on "The Early Show" Monday, stem cells and the body's own fat are used to essentially re-grow breast tissue. "A patient's own fat and stem cells are combined in the lab," Ashton told co-anchor Erica Hill, "growth factors are added. It's then injected into a biodegradable chamber in the breast. A blood supply is attached to feed these cells, and in about six-to-twelve months, that tissue then creates the form and shape of a breast."
  • Doctors produce first-ever MRI scan of baby at the moment of birth

    12/07/2010 3:36:53 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:26 PM on 7th December 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Doctors at a Berlin hospital have made a medical breakthrough after capturing live MRI images of the miracle of birth. The pictures, taken after a German mother agreed to give birth inside a magnetic-resonance imaging machine, could provide valuable new insights into the birthing process and allow future lives to be saved. Gynaecologist Ernst Beinder at Berlin's Charité Hospital said the birth proceeded normally and the machine filmed all the movements and processes that went on inside the womb.
  • Getting Your Breakthrough

    10/05/2010 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 5 replies
    10-05-10 | Frank Broom
    God does not have to create your breakthrough. Your breakthrough or your answer already exists. You may not be able to see it but it already exists. Because faith is the substance of things (Hebrews 11:1). And a thing is only a thing when it exists. If it did not exists you couldn't have faith for it. The Bible says while we look not at the things which are seen but at the things which are not seen (2Corinthians 4:18). Notice it says to look at the things which are not seen. You can't judge whether something exists or not...
  • WORSHIP \O/ THANKS \O/ AND PRAISE GOD \O/ FOR YOUR BREAKTHROUGH ! "JESUS" !

    12/29/2009 3:03:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies · 515+ views
    Your going to see " Yeah " witness a new Regime come into the church and body worldwide , My angels carrying the "Fire" of My Testimony in deliverance and freedom setting the captives free \o/ , releasing My glory upon the Earth for where ever I place My footstep so My glory shall show and accomplish ALL I have set out to do " Yeah " every Jot and Tittle ! My Spirit of Deliverance (Psalm 34:7) is here for you " Today " ! Merely raise your hands \o/ and repent call , call out My name so...
  • Did a Devoted Husband Find a Cancer Breakthrough?

    12/01/2009 8:50:12 PM PST · by Main Street · 39 replies · 2,410+ views
    Good Morning America ^ | Dec. 1, 2009 | CLAIRE SHIPMAN
    See Video at link: http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/husband-searches-cancer-cure-wifes-death/story?id=9212102&page=2 Throughout his years of groundbreaking research, endocrinologist Dr. David Vesely never gave curing cancer a lot of thought. But then it became personal. "We started to work on cancer when my wife died of breast cancer seven years ago," Vesely said. His wife, Clo, died in 2002, leaving Vesely and their five children behind. Vesely said he directed his sorrow into his work at the James A. Haley Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and seven years later he may have a breakthrough. An Idea From the Heart Vesely said it was originally his son's idea to...
  • STAND IN THE GAP AS "MY OVERCOMERS" FOR MY CHILDREN I CALL MY OWN !

    10/03/2009 6:18:46 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies · 521+ views
    Jordans (walls of resistance) are breaking wide open today , But not in the old fashioned way , For now not an Ark will hold troubled waters aside , But my very own overcomers will cause them to subside , So stand in the gap for my children I call my own , And do not move from this appointed place until I bring them all home \o/ 4) Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubits in length. Do not come near it, in order that you may know the way you shall go,...
  • Obama, allies, see November health care breakthrough

    09/10/2009 4:45:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 701+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/09 | Olivier Know
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Despite fierce opposition, the White House and top Democratic allies in the Senate on Thursday predicted they would pass the most sweeping health care overhaul in decades by late November. And President Barack Obama signaled that opposition to his plan -- chiefly from Republicans -- would not derail his goal of a comprehensive remaking of the way the world's richest country manages medicine. "If there are real concerns about any aspect of my plan, let's address them. If there are real differences, let's resolve them," said the president. "But we have talked this issue to death, year...
  • The End of Medical Miracles?

    06/01/2009 9:04:14 AM PDT · by Jbny · 23 replies · 806+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June 1st, 2009 | Tevi Troy
    Americans have, at best, a love-hate relationship with the life-sciences industry—the term for the sector of the economy that produces pharmaceuticals, biologics (like vaccines), and medical devices. These days, the mere mention of a pharmaceutical manufacturer seems to elicit gut-level hostility. Journalists, operating from a bias against industry that goes as far back as the work of Upton Sinclair in the early years of the 20th century, treat companies from AstraZeneca to Wyeth as rapacious factories billowing forth nothing but profit. At the same time, Americans are adamant about the need for access to the newest cures and therapies and...
  • Scientists: Women more attracted to men in expensive cars (Plus, Men attracted to good looks!)

    03/25/2009 4:23:54 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 37 replies · 2,665+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 25 Mar 2009 | Daily Telegraph
    Men who drive expensive cars really are more attractive to women, according to a study by university researchers. Psychologists proved what car-dealers have boasted for generations the car one drives is key when it comes to turning a woman's head. The university team showed women pictures of the same man sitting in two cars - a £70,000 silver Bentley Continental and a battered Ford Fiesta. The women, who were aged between 21 to 40, picked the man sitting in the Bentley ahead of the same man in the Ford. Dr Michael Dunn, of the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff,...
  • On Abortion and Gay Rights, Evangelicals and Liberals Join to Advise Obama

    01/15/2009 2:38:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies · 802+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 1/15/2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    A coalition of prominent evangelical leaders who've partnered with Third Way, a Washington think tank influential in shaping Democratic Party policy and messaging, is presenting policy recommendations to Barack Obama's transition team today that purport to offer a consensus approach to hot-button issues that have long divided evangelicals and liberals. More News * Hot Docs: Obama and Human Rights, Skewed Nuclear Spending * Is Mike Huckabee Right About Sarah Palin and the Media? * Democrats Push for Stimulus Package to Include Education Spending The recommendations include a framework for reducing demand for abortion without further restricting abortion rights, through initiatives...
  • Cancer Breakthrough: Researchers can now target only cancer cells (Kanzius Update)

    12/19/2008 4:22:52 AM PST · by Main Street · 154 replies · 7,816+ views
    Naples News ^ | 6:12 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2008 | By MATT CLARK
    They've demonstrated the cancer research "holy grail." In a manuscript published today, researchers say they have successfully targeted and killed two of the most deadly types of cancer cells, colon and pancreatic, using the treatment invented by Sanibel Island and Erie, Pa. resident John Kanzius. "This is what everybody's been waiting for," Kanzius said. "Can you target cancer cells? And the answer is 'yes.' Can you kill them? Yes. Can you target specific cancers? Yes." Though the researchers said the destroyed cancer cells were not in animals or humans, the findings published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Experimental Therapeutics and...
  • Battery Life Breakthrough Could Increase Li-Ion Capacity by 1000%

    11/25/2008 8:12:11 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 52 replies · 1,560+ views
    ZoomLife ^ | 11/25/08 | Sebastian Schepis
    In what could potentially be a revolutionary breakthrough for everything from laptops to electric cars, a South Korean team of researchers have made a major discovery in Lithium-Ion battery technology. A team of researchers at South Korea’s Hanyung University, led by professor Cho Jaephil, has claimed a discovery that could extend lithium ion battery energy capacity by up to 1000% or more. The key to Jaephil’s discovery was the application of a three-dimensional porous silicon graphite cathode, which has the ability of holding up to ten times the number of lithium ions as conventional graphite cathodes. Patents have already been...
  • Aussie cancer breakthough holds promise for leukemia, arthritis

    08/12/2008 10:44:30 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 182+ views
    Courier Mail ^ | August 12, 2008 | Tamara McLean
    NEW treatments for leukemia and asthma are in development after scientists discovered a way to stop the production of malfunctioning blood cells. Researchers at the St Vincent's Institute in Melbourne and Hanson Institute in Adelaide have unravelled the structure of a protein in the blood control system that is key to some blood and inflammatory disorders. Pharmaceutical company CSL will use the breakthrough to develop new treatments which stop the protein from being activated, hindering the spread of cancer. Professor Michael Parker, of the St Vincent's Institute, said his team established the structure of a receptor that controls the actions...
  • Anorak fabric a boost for fuel cells

    07/31/2008 9:50:53 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 21 replies · 66+ views
    Sydney Morning Times | August 1, 2008 | Deborah Smith
    Can only post link, due to copyright stipulations: http://www.smh.com.au/news/science/anorak-fabric-a-boost-for-fuel-cells/2008/08/01/1217097479505.html
  • BREAKTHROUGH Energy Development ignored

    I and many others, have been growing more and angry at the main stream media’s total lack of interest in what could be the important development in energy production the last 100 years. I am referring to Researcher J.C. Bell and his company, Bell Bio-Energy. To quote the source article below: “After three years of clandestine development, a Georgia company is now going public with a simple, natural way to convert anything that grows out of the Earth into oil." Yes, you read it right, anything.....anything that grows in the earth: All matter of plant refuge from plants and cities:...
  • 'Breakthrough' At Stonehenge Dig

    04/09/2008 2:07:22 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 58+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-9-2008 | Rebecca Morelle
    'Breakthrough' at Stonehenge dig By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC News (Go To The BBC Site To View The Video)Professor Darvill explains what is happening at the Stonehenge dig Archaeologists carrying out an excavation at Stonehenge say they have broken through to a layer that may finally explain why the site was built. The team has reached sockets that once held bluestones - smaller stones, most now missing or uprooted, which formed the site's original structure. The researchers believe that the bluestones could reveal that Stonehenge was once a place of healing. The dig is the first to take place...
  • Autism Breakthrough: Girl's Writings Explain Her Behavior and Feelings

    02/19/2008 10:44:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 195+ views
    ABC ^ | 2/19/08 | John McKenzie
    Doctors Amazed by Carly Fleishman's Ability to Describe the Disorder From the InsideCarly Fleischman has severe autism and is unable to speak a word. But thanks to years of expensive and intensive therapy, this 13-year-old has made a remarkable breakthrough. Two years ago, working with pictures and symbols on a computer keyboard, she started typing and spelling out words. The computer became her voice. "All of a sudden these words started to pour out of her, and it was an exciting moment because we didn't realize she had all these words," said speech pathologist Barbara Nash. "It was one of...
  • Nanotechnology yields a breakthrough in battery life

    12/27/2007 11:43:25 PM PST · by PeaceBeWithYou · 52 replies · 290+ views
    Nanotechwire ^ | 12/27/2007 | Staff
    Stanford researchers have found a way to use silicon nanowires to reinvent the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, iPods, video cameras, cell phones, and countless other devices. The new version, developed through research led by Yi Cui, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, produces 10 times the amount of electricity of existing lithium-ion, known as Li-ion, batteries. A laptop that now runs on battery for two hours could operate for 20 hours, a boon to ocean-hopping business travelers. "It's not a small improvement," Cui said. "It's a revolutionary development." The breakthrough is described in a paper, "High-performance...
  • Big Ideas for a Better World

    10/11/2007 4:04:40 PM PDT · by dickmc · 2 replies · 103+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October, 2007 | unidentified
    For PM's third annual innovation celebration, we honor eight bold inventors (with video from the lab) and 10 cutting-edge products with one big, IQ-packed party and three important discussions for our future. * PLUS: 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets of 2007 * UPDATE: Where Are Past Winners Now? Some neat stuff and interesting links: vibrational wind generator, do-it-yourself 3-D 'inkjet' printer prototyper, length morphing helicopter rotor, etc. http://www.popularmechanics.com/breakthrough07Enjoy
  • Inventor may have breakthrough in killing cancer cells

    08/22/2007 6:47:15 PM PDT · by Main Street · 46 replies · 1,879+ views
    wkyc.com ^ | :8/22/2007 | Michael O'Mara
    Inventor from Erie, P.A. teams up with leading cancer center. The work has been quietly been going on for the last three years in a no-frills laboratory in Erie, Pennsylvania. Inventor, John Kanzius, working with Jim and Charlie Rutkowski, have been perfecting a device that will kill cancer cells with a radio frequency. This humble workspace could soon become the epicenter of one of the most stunning scientific breakthroughs in cancer treatment in years. Using the Kanzius RF machine and special nanoparticles, it appears that cancer cells can be targeted and killed without harming the rest of the body. This...
  • Inventor May Have Breakthrough in Killing Cancer Cells

    08/20/2007 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 138 replies · 4,996+ views
    WKYC.com ^ | August 20, 2007 | Michael O'Mara
    Inventor from Erie, P.A. teams up with leading cancer center. The work has been quietly been going on for the last three years in a no-frills laboratory in Erie, Pennsylvania. Inventor, John Kanzius, working with Jim and Charlie Rutkowski, have been perfecting a device that will kill cancer cells with a radio frequency. This humble workspace could soon become the epicenter of one of the most stunning scientific breakthroughs in cancer treatment in years. Using the Kanzius RF machine and special nanoparticles, it appears that cancer cells can be targeted and killed without harming the rest of the body. This...
  • Solar power breakthrough at Massey (Dye-based solar cells)

    04/05/2007 6:25:44 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 64 replies · 1,995+ views
    Manawatu Standard ^ | 4/5/2007 | Mervyn Dykes
    Solar power breakthrough at Massey By MERVYN DYKES - Manawatu Standard | Thursday, 5 April 2007 New solar cells developed by Massey University don't need direct sunlight to operate and use a patented range of dyes that can be impregnated in roofs, window glass and eventually even clothing to produce power. This means teenagers could one day be wearing jackets that will recharge their equivalents of cellphones, iPods and other battery- driven devices. The breakthrough is a development of the university's Nanomaterials Research Centre and has attracted world-wide interest already - particularly from Australia and Japan. Researchers at the centre...
  • Potential Treatment Found For Muscular Dystrophy

    01/24/2007 2:34:52 PM PST · by Main Street · 8 replies · 463+ views
    CBS Broadcasting Inc. ^ | Jan 22, 2007 | Kathryn Brown
    WJZ) Baltimore, MD Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered a potential medical breakthrough that could help those who suffer from muscular dystrophy. WJZ's Kathryn Brown talked to doctors at Hopkins who are calling it one of the biggest breakthroughs ever when it comes to treating the devastating condition, which weakens ones muscles over the coarse of time. The potential new treatment is from a medicine now commonly used to treat high blood pressure. Marion and John Bailey know a lot about the disease, which has affected their son Stephen for years. That is why they are so excited about a...
  • Breakthrough Sheds Light On Cause Of Diabetes

    12/15/2006 4:40:10 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 557+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-15-2006 | Alison Motluk- Linda Geddes
    Breakthrough sheds light on cause of diabetes 17:56 15 December 2006 NewScientist.com news service Alison Motluk and Linda Geddes One of the root causes of type 1 diabetes may need rethinking – the condition may be triggered by faulty nerves in the pancreas, a new study reveals. Type 1 diabetes has long been described as an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system targets islet cells in the pancreas, eventually destroying their ability to produce insulin. Without insulin, the body cannot convert glucose into energy, so people with type 1 diabetes have to regularly inject themselves with insulin to...
  • Diabetes breakthrough: Toronto scientists cure disease in mice

    12/15/2006 8:44:05 AM PST · by A Mississippian · 13 replies · 2,771+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | Friday, December 15, 2006 | Tom Blackwell
    In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at a Toronto hospital say they have proof the body's nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a potential near-cure of the disease that affects millions of Canadians.Diabetic mice became healthy virtually overnight after researchers injected a substance to counteract the effect of malfunctioning pain neurons in the pancreas."I couldn't believe it," said Dr. Michael Salter, a pain expert at the Hospital for Sick Children and one of the scientists. "Mice with diabetes suddenly didn't have diabetes any more."The researchers caution they have yet to confirm...
  • Hubble telescope makes new discovery

    11/16/2006 9:07:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 88 replies · 3,827+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/06 | Matt Crenson - ap
    NEW YORK - The Hubble Space Telescope has shown that a mysterious form of energy first conceived by Albert Einstein, then rejected by the famous physicist as his "greatest blunder," appears to have been fueling the expansion of the universe for most of its history. This so-called "dark energy" has been pushing the universe outward for at least 9 billion years, astronomers said Thursday. "This is the first time we have significant, discrete data from back then," said Adam Riess, a professor of astronomy at Johns Hopkins University and researcher at NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute. He and several colleagues...
  • CA: Senators fault claim of stem cell research breakthrough (firm misrepresented its work)

    09/06/2006 4:33:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 316+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/6/06 | Kimberly Hefling - ap
    WASHINGTON A company that claimed it developed a way to harvest stem cells from days-old human embryos without harming the embryos was accused at a Senate hearing Wednesday of misrepresenting its work. Advanced Cell Technology Inc. of Alameda, Calif., drew fire from Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., authors of a bill vetoed by President Bush that would have expanded embryonic stem cell research through government funding. Supporters of such research say it could lead to treatments and cures for a wide variety of ailments, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuries. Bush and abortion foes,...
  • Iran to announce nuclear 'breakthrough'

    08/23/2006 9:54:43 AM PDT · by Adam-ondi-Ahman · 160 replies · 10,399+ views
    AFX ^ | 23 August 2006 | AFX
    TEHRAN (AFX) - Iran will soon announce an atomic breakthrough, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported today, a day after the country responded to an offer aimed at resolving a nuclear standoff. 'This great scientific achievement is the fruit of a long-term research project ... It will be formally announced by a top official,' Mehr quoted an informed source as saying.
  • Stem cell 'breakthrough' challenges ban

    08/23/2006 1:49:08 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 53 replies · 1,156+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 24 August 2006 | Maggie Fox
    A UNITED STATES company said overnight that it had developed a way to make human embryonic stem cells without harming the original embryo, a finding it said could dispel ethical objections to promising medical research using such cells. "It is possible to generate stem cells without destroying the embryo and without destroying its potential for life," said Dr. Robert Lanza, chief scientist at Advanced Cell Technology in Massachusetts. US President George W. Bush last month vetoed an expansion of federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, saying that US taxpayers who object to such research should not have to pay for...
  • California on brink of global warming breakthrough (plans aggressive climate change program)

    08/17/2006 10:00:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 606+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/17/06 | Mary Milliken
    SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California is forging ahead with the most aggressive U.S. program to reduce global warming -- a plan that pits Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger against fellow Republican George W. Bush. Both the governor and his state's Democratic-led legislature want to make California -- the world's eighth largest economy -- a model to follow with caps in greenhouse gas emissions that the U.S. president rejects. State politicians still are hammering out differences over the proposed Global Warming Solutions Act. If passed, it is likely to play a role in November's vote for governor and in national politics for years...
  • The Six Billion Letter Man Makes DNA Breakthrough

    05/25/2006 6:57:07 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 345+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-26-2006 | Roger Highfield
    The six billion letter man makes DNA breakthrough By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 26/05/2006) An american scientist has become the first person in history to gaze at his entire genetic makeup, the DNA recipe book that he inherited from his parents. Craig Venter, 59, one of the pioneers of the effort to read all the genes in a human - the human genome - has now gone much further and produced the ultimate autobiography, one written in six billion "letters" of DNA. This heralds a new era of medicine, that of personal genomics. While the first draft human genomes,...
  • Iran Claims Nuclear Project Breakthrough

    04/29/2006 6:01:22 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 547+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-30-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    Iran claims nuclear project breakthrough By Philip Sherwell in New York (Filed: 30/04/2006) Iran is developing an advanced centrifuge that would allow it to accelerate its controversial uranium enrichment programme, a senior official told state television yesterday. Mohammad Saidi, the vice-president of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, made the claim a day after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had ignored a United Nations ultimatum to end enrichment work. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Iran will never renounce its nuclear programme A more sophisticated breed of centrifuge would allow scientists to speed up purification of uranium towards the 90 per...
  • Breakthrough in split second 3D face imaging

    03/25/2006 12:47:31 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 517+ views
    Face recognition technology that could revolutionise security systems worldwide has been developed by computer scientists at Sheffield Hallam University. The new specialist software can produce an exact 3D image of a face within 40 milliseconds. Similar systems that have been trialled have proved unworkable because of the time it takes to construct a picture and an inaccurate result. The ground-breaking invention, by experts in the University’s Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) was tested by Home Secretary Charles Clarke on a recent visit to Sheffield. It could be used for tighter security in airports, banks, and government buildings and ID...
  • Hamas Hails 'Breakthrough' Visit

    03/04/2006 7:46:28 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 319+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-5-2006
    Hamas hails 'breakthrough' visit Mr Meshaal (left) of Hamas met Russian religious leaders Members of the Palestinian militant group Hamas have called their visit to Moscow an "important breakthrough" amid US attempts to isolate the group. One delegate, Mohammed Nazzal, said the US was trying to put Hamas under "political siege" following its victory in the Palestinian election last month. He said the group looked forward to "good relations" with Russia. The delegation has met religious and political leaders on the second day of its trip. "We consider this visit to be a very important breakthrough," Mr Nazzal told the...
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Make OLED Breakthrough which will Influence Next Generation Flat Panel TV's

    12/21/2005 4:33:56 PM PST · by Baby Driver · 17 replies · 872+ views
    Azom.com ^ | December 21st, 2005 | (No author cited)
    Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Mitsubishi Chemical Group Science and Technology Research Center, Inc. today announced that both companies have developed an Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) device with the highest efficiency in the world in our new blue phosphorescence OLED material. The new OLED material, which can be produced by a lower-cost, wet-coating process, is expected to open the way to the development of a new class of large flat-panel displays. Unlike LCD screens, OLED devices emit light when an electric current is applied and do not require a backlight to function. They consume less power, have a wider viewing angle...
  • Stem cell breakthrough to treat liver damage

    10/08/2005 11:55:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 1,027+ views
    LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - British scientists have successfully repaired patients' damaged livers by using bone marrow stem cells from their own blood. The victim is first injected with a drug which stimulates their bone marrow to produce extra stem cells. The stem cells are then harvested from the blood and injected into a vein or artery leading directly to the liver. Although the researchers are unsure what the cells then do they seem to help repair any liver damage, reports New Scientist. The finding raises the prospect of regenerating diseased livers and avoid problems with current liver transplants where...
  • Paraplegic breakthrough using adult stem cells

    09/28/2005 8:30:45 PM PDT · by pending · 30 replies · 2,466+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 28, 2005
    Paraplegic breakthrough using adult stem cells Apparent major breakthrough with patient paralyzed 19 years Posted: September 28, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com In an apparent major breakthrough, scientists in Korea report using umbilical cord blood stem cells to restore feeling and mobility to a spinal-cord injury patient. The research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Cythotherapy, centered on a woman who had been a paraplegic 19 years due to an accident. After an infusion of umbilical cord blood stem cells, stunning results were recorded: "The patient could move her hips and feel her hip skin on day 15 after...