What Happens to Bacteria in Space?

In the otherwise barren space 220 miles above Earth’s surface, a capsule of life-sustaining oxygen and water orbits at 17,000 miles per hour. You might know this capsule as the International Space Station (ISS), currently home to six humansand untold billions of bacteria. Microbes have always followed us to the frontiers, but it’s only now that scientists at NASA and elsewhere are seriously investigating what happens when we bring Earth’s microbes into space.

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Wistar findings suggest link between colon microbiome and genome stability

Colorectal cancer develops in what is probably the most complex environment in the human body, a place where human cells cohabitate with a colony of approximately 10 trillion bacteria, most of which are unknown. At the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in San Diego, researchers from The Wistar Institute will present findings that suggest the colon “microbiome” of gut bacteria can change the tumor microenvironment in a way that promotes the growth and spread of tumors. Their results suggest that bacterial virulence proteins may suppress DNA repair proteins within the epithelial cells that line the colon.

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NASA research could lead to predicting sinkholes

WASHINGTON Radar images taken from planes or satellites could someday be used to predict where sinkholes might form a potential boon for Florida, the nations sinkhole capital.

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City may change leash law for beaches

The recommendation from the citys Ad Hoc Committee on Dogs could include designating Good Harbor and Wingaersheek beaches as off-leash areas for folks who want to frolic with their Fidos a little more freely. Steve LeBlanc, the Ward 3 city councilor who chaired the ad hoc committee, said the current recommendation which he admitted could change before it is presented to the Ordinances and Administration subcommittee on April 14 and then to a public hearing on April 22 is designed to provide dog owners with a little more latitude when it comes to taking their dogs off the leash. Right now, if your dogs are off the leash in the city of Gloucester outside of the dog park, youre breaking the law, LeBlanc said Wednesday

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Systemic stem cell therapy reduces malignant mesothelioma growth

By Sara Freeman, medwireNews Reporter Systemic delivery of stem cells expressing an apoptosis-inducing protein can successfully incorporate into malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) cells and subsequently induce their death, according to preclinical study findings. While further validation is needed, the research opens up the possibility of using stem cell therapy to decrease tumour burden in this rare and largely untreatable type of lung cancer. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are attractive candidates as vectors for anticancer therapies for a variety of reasons, say Sam Janes (University College London, UK) and colleagues who performed the study

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Space Exploration as Architecture

S Architecture and design magazine Uncube has a new issue out today and it’s all about outer space.

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Husted Orders Libertarian Candidates Off Primary Ballot

By Jim Heath Friday March 7, 2014 5:25 PM UPDATED: Friday March 7, 2014 6:39 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio – Secretary of State Jon Husted decided late Friday to remove Charlie Earl, the Libertarian candidate for governor, off the May primary ballot. That decision effectively removes the possibility of a Libertarian name being on the November ballot

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David Harsanyi Social conservatives would benefit by embracing libertarianism

These days, to even suggest the possibility that a fiscally conservative economic outlook is compatible with faith is a matter of hypocrisy. “I am afraid that (Rep

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Boffins say dark matter found with X-ray

Ten ways to transform your business in a digital economy Two teams working on the search for dark matter have independently suggested the search could concentrate at a specific X-ray wavelength, following study of data collected by the XMM-Newton space observatory. While it’s not a proof of anything just yet, the two groups one from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, the other from the Netherlands’ Leiden Observatory have spotted a spectrographic line in X-rays at 3.5 kiloelectron volts, and this line is observed across 73 galaxy clusters

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Stem cells to fight brain diseases say Cambridge scientists

Cambridge News Follow us on Sunday 23 Feb 2014 6:01 AM Written byELEANOR DICKINSON Sufferers of serious brain diseases could one day be helped by stem cell treatments , according to scientists at Cambridge University. Scientists at the University hope to be able to use the regenerative power of stem cells to treat major brain conditions such as Parkinsons and Huntingtons disease. Their findings are expected to be revealed at the Cambridge Festival of Science next month

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Tito Ortiz Steps Down as Cris "Cyborg" Justino's Manager

Appearing on AXS TV’s Inside MMA, former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter (more or less) Tito Ortiz stated that his days as the manager of Cris “Cyborg” Justino are officially over. “I can live with [UFC president Dana White] not liking me but what I cant live with is Danausing me to hurt someone else,” he said. “Ive taken abuse and maybe I deservedsome of it but Cris is a beautiful person and great athlete and doesntdeserve to be insulted like this.” He continued, “I never said she would die if she made 135…we just repeated what the doctor said, that Cris shouldnt make a career at 135, we offered a 3 fight dealthey said no 7 fights or no deal…Regardless I wont stand in the way from the fans getting a fight theywant and I wont hold Cris back.

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TRANSHUMAN: Quantum Computing to Grant Immortality by 2035 – Video

TRANSHUMAN: Quantum Computing to Grant Immortality by 2035 In today's video, Christopher Greene of AMTV explains the possibility of immortality through technology. http://www.amtvmedia.com/re-direct-transhuman-quantu… By: AMTV (1) Continue reading →
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The Internet of Vegetables: How Cyborg Plants Can Monitor Our World

In the not too distant future, we could see cyborg plants that tell us when they need more water, what chemicals theyve been exposed to, and what parasites are eating their roots. These part-organic, part-electronic creations may even tell us how much pollution is in the air.

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Spirituality centre for Nilackal

The Travancore Devaswom Board is exploring the possibility of setting up an International Centre for Spirituality and Hinduism at Nilackal, near Pampa, at the foothills of Sabarimala. Talking to The Hindu here on Tuesday, Subhash Vasu, TDB member, and P. Venugopal, Devaswom Commissioner, said the proposed spirituality centre was aimed at reviving the once-vibrant spiritual tradition and Ayyappa cult at Nilackal

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Genetic Cures for the Gut

See Inside Image: Marek Haiduk We rely on trillions of bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses in our mouth, on our skin and in our gut to get through the day and to stay healthy. Scientists had no way to study most of these microbes, which do not seem to want to grow in laboratory cultures. Rapidly improving, low-cost genetic-sequencing technologies are finally making it possible, however

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Developments in Nanobiotechnology Drive the Market for Radio-Controlled Genes, According to a New Trend Report …

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn Genes can be defined as the basic molecular units of heredity in a living organism, holding information on creating and maintaining the cells of an organism and passing genetic traits to its offspring. Radio controlled genes refers to remotely activating genes inside the human body through the use of electromagnetic waves to guide the movement of nanoparticles injected inside the body. As the next frontier of medical science, radio controlled genes is attracting immense R&D interest and investment, given its potential to offer non-invasive and non-pharmacological treatment possibilities.

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Russia may build own space station

Moscow, March 27 : Russia may use future modules of its segment of the International Space Station (ISS) to build its own orbital station, a senior space industry official said. Russia is planning to launch four new ISS modules – a multirole laboratory module (MLM), a node module and two science-power modules – by 2020, when the time comes to de-orbit the existing international outpost in space

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