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+ - New Possible treatment for Type II Diaberes->

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Phoghat (1288088) writes "There’s no cure for type 2 diabetes right now, and even with the best practices and therapies, healthy glucose levels are hard to achieve. Now researchers say they're onto a potential treatment that can restore normal insulin activity, normalizing blood sugar levels with just one injection. So far it works without adverse side effects, at least in mice.
An international team led by Michael Downes and Ronald Evans from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies investigated a promising protein called fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1). In this study, the researchers injected the protein into the bloodstream of diabetic mice and found a potent, glucose lowering effect — without weight gain, bone loss, or fatty buildup in the liver."

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Comment: Re:Watch Out for PETA (Score 1) 466

by Phoghat (#46865969) Attached to: Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test
you're going to end up with a massive animal welfare crisis on your hands. All those cows, pigs, sheep, chickens etc are no longer going to be wanted by mankind. we've got Creationists, Bible thumpers, who will eat this if and when a gunn ( that they probably left unattended) is put to their heads

+ - Amazon acquires Liquivista from Samsung, producer of color e ink displays->

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Phoghat (1288088) writes "Using the principle of Electrowetting, Liquavista is developing a range of products based on a variety of architectures. Available in 3 distinct modes; transmissive, reflective and transflective, Liquavista’s technology is the only solution, other than LCD, which operates in all 3 modes modes, but with 2x, 3x, 4x optical performance. Liquavista’s display cell concepts allow radically brighter and more efficient flat panel displays to be built – but use today’s established manufacturing infrastructure and processes to achieve it.
The combination of superior performance, lower bill of materials and compatibility with existing infrastructure makes Liquavista’s technology unique. Liquavista owns the core patents on the technology built around work done by the founding team at Philips Research.
The performance of Liquavista technology makes it well suited for use in mobile applications such as e-readers, mobile phones, GPS devices, portable media players and cameras because of the ability to see displays in all lighting conditions combined with the ability to show video content at very low power.
Furthermore, the scalability of the technology, being based on conventional manufacturing processes, allows for application in large display products such as laptops and tv’s in the long term.
I think in the coming months, Amazon is going to challenge Apple for tablet supremacy"

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+ - A New LOW COST Open Sourcxe 3D Metal Printer->

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Phoghat (1288088) writes "A new low-cost 3D printer developed by Michigan Technological University's Joshua Pearce and his team could add hammers to the list of items you can print at home. The detailed plans, software and firmware are all freely available and open-source, meaning anyone can use them to make their own metal 3D printer.
The work is described in "A Low-Cost, Open-Source Metal 3-D Printer," to be published Nov. 25 in IEEE Access"

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+ - The Battery That Would Not Die !->

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Phoghat (1288088) writes "IF you get enough batteries entangled, you become so arbitrarily close to the thermodynamic limit that you can consider the energy exchange ‘almost perfect’ (because, you can’t have a perfect energy exchange without violating thermodynamics).
There are flaws though: no one knows how to build such a battery using current technology. Another is that even if there were a way, the practicalities of building a real battery would likely introduce inefficiencies into the system, removing its perfection."

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