Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 07, 2011
Parkinson's disease may be caused by microtubule, rather than mitochondrial complex I, dysfunction
Patients with Parkinson's disease suffer a specific loss of dopaminergic neurons from the midbrain region that controls motor function.

Flipping a switch on neuron activity
All our daily activities, from driving to work to solving a crossword puzzle, depend on signals carried along the body's vast network of neurons.

UCLA performs first hand transplant in the western United States
UCLA surgeons performed the first western US hand transplant in an operation that began one minute before midnight on Friday, March 4, and was completed 14-and-a-half hours later, on Saturday, March 5.

Research sheds light on fat digestibility in pigs
Producers and feed companies add fat to swine diets to increase energy, but recent research from the University of Illinois suggests that measurements currently used for fat digestibility need to be updated.

UCLA researchers use 'nano-Velcro' technology to improve capture of circulating cancer cells
UCLA researchers announce the successful demonstration of their 2nd-generation CTC enrichment technology, capable of effectively identifying and capturing circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in blood samples collected from prostate cancer patients.

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy plan for life
The Mediterranean diet has proven beneficial effects not only regarding metabolic syndrome, but also on its individual components including waist circumference, HDL-cholesterol levels, triglycerides levels, blood pressure levels and glucose metabolism, according to a new study published in the March 15, 2011, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

NIH study examines best time for healthy HIV-infected people to begin antiretrovirals
A major new clinical trial seeks to determine whether HIV-infected asymptomatic individuals have less risk of developing AIDS or other serious illness if they begin taking antiretrovirals sooner rather than later, based on their level of CD4+ T-cells.

New UCSF robotic pharmacy aims to improve patient safety
UCSF has opened an automated hospital pharmacy believed to be the nation's most comprehensive facility using robotic technology and electronics to prepare and track medications with the goal of improving patient safety.

Study shows tissue-engineered urethras can be used for complex urethral reconstruction in boys and can last 6 years or more
A pioneering study has shown that tissue-engineered urethras, made with the boys' own cells, are functional and viable and show the characteristics of

Accurate measurement of radioactive thoron possible at last
Annette Rottger and her scientific team managed to do something that was previously thought to be impossible: they developed a primary standard for the measurement of short-lived radioactive thoron.

Popular drugs for common male health problems can affect their sexual health
5a-reductase inhibitors commonly used to treat urinary problems in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and found in popular medications to treat hair loss, can produce, persistent erectile dysfunction

Study examines prevalence of eating disorders among adolescents
Eating disorders are prevalent in the general US adolescent population and are associated with other psychiatric disorders, role impairment and suicidality, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the July print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Monitoring waste in groundwater (without all the waste)
Under a new three-year, $1.15 million grant from the US Department of Defense, Rolf Halden, assistant director of ASU Biodesign Institute's Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, is pursuing an in situ method for groundwater monitoring, with lower cost and less ecological damage.

Clinical observation leads to lung cancer discovery
A discovery at University of Colorado Cancer Center shows testing lung cancer on a molecular level can produce new insights into this deadly disease.

New perspective diminishes racial bias in pain treatment
Years of research show black patients getting less treatment in the American health care system than their white counterparts, but a new study suggests that a quick dose of empathy helps close racial gaps in pain treatment.

Genome sequencing used to assess a novel form of Clostridium botulinum
Scientists on the Norwich Research Park have sequenced the genome of a novel strain of Clostridium botulinum, one of the most dangerous pathogens known to man.

Universal screening programs can uncover abuse, study finds
Screening every woman who comes to a health care center does increase the number who acknowledge they have been abused by their partners, a new study confirms.

Protecting ecosystems, pollution remediation goals of research at UH
Cleaning up pollution, protecting soil from erosion and maintaining species-rich ecosystems are some goals of a computational ecology project by a UH scientist and his team.

Scientists find key mechanism of childhood respiratory disease
Researchers have identified a critical part of the process by which one of the world's most common and dangerous early childhood infections, respiratory syncytial virus, causes disease.

Otters on road to recovery in Andalusia
Improved environmental conditions have enabled the otter (Lutra lutra) to spread in Andalusia over the past 20 years.

$38.4M NHMRC program grants extend cancer and blood cell research
Institute research into how cancer develops and blood cell production and function will today be awarded $38.4 million under the National Health and Medical Research Council's program grants scheme.

Transplanting umbilical cord and menstrual blood-derived stem cells offer hope for disorders
Transplanting stem cells derived from human umbilical cord blood cells and menstrual blood cells may offer therapeutic benefit for those suffering from stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Genetic makeup and duration of abuse reduce the brain's neurons in drug addiction
A study conducted at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory demonstrated that drug addicted individuals who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density -- and therefore fewer neurons -- in areas of the brain that are essential for decision-making, self-control, and learning and memory.

Body mass index and risk of death in Chinese population
Chinese people with a body mass index of 24-25.9 had the lowest risk of death, according to a study published in CMAJ.

Jefferson study shows physician's empathy directly associated with positive clinical outcomes
It has been thought that the quality of the physician-patient relationship is integral to positive outcomes but until now, data to confirm such beliefs has been hard to find.

Insufficient mutual fund regulation
Ethical mutual funds do not provide sufficient risk information or on the implications of the ethical considerations being made, research shows from the University of Gothenburg.

Body's clock may lead to increased risk for fainting during the nighttime
In a new study, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital provide strong evidence that the circadian system may contribute to the daily pattern of VVS via its influences on physiological responses to changes in body posture.

Fossil bird study describes ripple effect of extinction in animal kingdom
A University of Florida study demonstrates extinction's ripple effect through the animal kingdom, including how the demise of large mammals 20,000 years ago led to the disappearance of one species of cowbird.

Ohio State study: Targeted ovarian cancer therapy not cost-effective
An analysis conducted by Ohio State University cancer researchers has found that adding the targeted therapy bevacizumab to the treatment of patients with advanced ovarian cancer is not cost effective.

You are what your mother ate
Poor diet during pregnancy increases offspring's vulnerability to the effects of aging, new research has shown for the first time.

Rainwater harvest study finds roofing material affects water quality
Using rainwater from your roof to water plants seems simple enough, right?

Helicobacter pylori infection linked to decreased iron levels in otherwise healthy children, according to research at UTHealth
Children without previous iron deficiencies or anemia who remained infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) had significantly lower levels of iron compared to children who had the infection eradicated, according to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

DNA better than eyes when counting endangered species
Using genetic methods to count endangered eagles, a group of scientists showed that traditional counting methods can lead to significantly incorrect totals that they believe could adversely affect conservation efforts.

University of Missouri researcher study provides insight into how corn makes hormones
By using a positional cloning technique and molecular markers, McSteen and her colleagues were able to pinpoint the absent gene, which they named vanishing tassel2 or vt2.

Evolution drives many plants and animals to be bigger, faster
For the vast majority of plants and animals, the 'bigger is better' view of evolution may not be far off the mark, says a new broad-scale study of natural selection.

1 in 5 children in Sweden is overweight
Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy -- University of Gothenburg, Sweden -- and Karolinska Institutet have carried out the first ever national study of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren.

Study: Facebook photo sharing reflects focus on female appearance
In a new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, University at Buffalo researcher Michael A.

Using a molecular switch to turn on cancer vaccines
Researchers have attempted to capitalize upon natural immune responses against tumors to develop new therapies by generating dendritic cells (DCs) to use as vaccines to augment the T-cell responses of cancer patients.

UCLA engineers demonstrate use of proteins as raw material for biofuels, biorefining
In the March 6 issue of Nature Biotechnology, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science demonstrate for the first time the feasibility of using proteins, one of the most abundant biomolecules on earth, as a significant raw material for biorefinery and biofuel production.

Psoriasis medication rises hope in the fight against multiple sclerosis
Fumaric acid salts have been in use against severe psoriasis for a long time.

Loss of plant diversity threatens Earth's life-support systems
An international research team finds that loss of plant biodiversity disrupts the fundamental services that ecosystems provide to humanity.

Alcohol consumption after age 75 associated with lower risk of developing dementia
A study by Weyerer et al published in

Ultra fast photodetectors out of carbon nanotubes
Single-walled carbon nanotubes are promising building blocks for future optoelectronic devices.

2 proteins play key roles in Burkitt's lymphoma
A new study from the Sbarro Health Research Organization reveals new molecular insight into the understanding and treatment of Burkitt`s lymphoma, one of the most aggressive tumors affecting humans.

Increased, mandatory screenings help identify more kids with emotional/behavioral problems
A new study finds that Massachusetts' court-ordered mental health screening and intervention program led to more children being identified as behaviorally and emotionally at risk.

Elsevier Health Middle East announces publication of first bilingual medical title
Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today it has begun offering Arabic bilingual editions of leading Elsevier medical texts to major universities in the Middle East.

Web use doesn't encourage belief in political rumors, but e-mail does
Despite the fears of some, a new study suggests that use of the internet in general does not make people more likely to believe political rumors.

Teaching robots to move like humans
Researchers find people can better understand robot movements when robots move in a more human way.

Unique frog helps amphibian conservation efforts
A tropical frog -- the only one of its kind in the world -- is providing conservationists with exclusive insights into the genetic make-up of its closest endangered relatives.

Nursing, engineering professors developing device to get seniors moving
A team of URI researchers have invented a device to help get older adults moving to reduce health complications from sedentary living.

USC California superstorm would be costliest US disaster
A hurricane-like superstorm expected to hit California once every 200 years would cause devastation to the state's businesses unheard of even in the Great Recession, a USC economist warns.

An Israel prize in his genes
Professor Yosef Shiloh of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine has been awarded the 2011 Israel Prize, Israel's most distinguished national honor, awarded by the Israeli Ministry of Education.

People would rather let bad things happen than cause them, especially if someone is watching
People are more comfortable committing sins of omission than commission -- letting bad things happen rather than actively causing something bad.

Pathology study tracks uterine changes with mifepristone
Research continues to show that the controversial abortion drug mifepristone might have another use, as a therapeutic option besides hysterectomy for women who suffer from severe symptoms associated with uterine fibroids.

Scripps Research and MIT scientists discover class of potent anti-cancer compounds
Working as part of a public program to screen compounds to find potential medicines and other biologically useful molecules, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered an extremely potent class of potential anti-cancer and anti-neurodegenerative disorder compounds.

Berkeley Lab researchers illuminate laminin's role in cancer formation
Berkeley Lab researchers, led by cancer authority Mina Bissell, have shown how the protein laminin, long thought to provide only structural support in the microenvironment of breast and other epithelial tissue, can play a leading role in the development of cancer.

Hit multiple targets for maximum benefit in HER2-positive breast cancer, studies suggest
Combining targeted therapies might be required for maximum anti-tumor activity when treating HER2-positive breast cancers, according to two new studies by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators.

Laboratory-grown urethras implanted in patients, scientists report
Researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues reported today on a new advance in tissue engineering.

What doctors (and patients) can learn from air traffic controllers: What's that you say
A review of 35 years of scientific medical studies confirms that the social and emotional context of the doctor-patient relationship have yet to be incorporated into the equation when it comes to health care.

The underemployed -- increasing and overlooked
While unemployment has been frequently discussed during the recession, underemployment has not, even though the number of underemployed workers has also increased.

A new stem cell enters the mix: Induced conditional self-renewing progenitor cells
Generated from progenitor cells, ICSP cells are easier to produce than iPS cells and show therapeutic benefit in a rodent stroke model.

New weight loss discovery by Harvard scientists moves us closer to 'the Pill' for obesity
A discovery in mice may make a big difference in people's waistlines thanks to Harvard scientists who found that reducing the function of a transmembrane protein, called Klotho, in obese mice with high blood sugar levels produced lean mice with reduced blood sugar.

Molecular mechanism contributing to neuronal circuit formation found
Neuherberg, February 23, 2011. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have discovered how sensory and motor fibers interact during development of neuronal circuits in the limbs: Both types of nerve fibers can guide this process.

International Women's Day provides a 'red alert' for women's hearts
On International Women's Day, the European Society of Cardiology is calling for action to reduce the gender disparities that are currently resulting in women receiving second rate cardiovascular care.

Sandia seeds culture of nuclear energy safety and security
The growing interest among Middle Eastern nations in establishing nuclear power programs prompted a Sandia National Laboratories team to conceive and lead development of a new institute that will seed and cultivate a regional culture of responsible nuclear energy management.

UK technology scans the skies for space hazards
UK space surveillance technology is being used in ESA's first coordinated space tracking campaign -- part of a larger program to provide up to date and accurate information on space hazards in Earth's orbit.

Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher hunts for green catalysts
L. Keith Woo of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory is looking for cleaner, greener and cheaper catalysts.

Sleepy connected Americans
The 2011 Sleep in America poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation finds pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed.

Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory March 2011
Tracking and protecting information stored on an organization's network could be more secure with a system developed by a team led by Justin Beaver of ORNL's Computational Sciences and Engineering Division.

What you see is what you do: Risky behaviors linked to risk-glorifying media exposure
Exposure via the media to activities such as street racing, binge drinking and unprotected sex is linked to risk-taking behaviors and attitudes, according to a new analysis of more than 25 years of research.

Diabetes belt identified in southern United States
In an article published in the April 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers were able to identify clustered high prevalence areas, or a

Book details viability of wood to energy market in southern wildland-urban interface areas
The USDA Forest Service and the University of Florida today unveiled a new book that gives utility and energy companies, planners, investors and others the latest information on the viability of the wood to energy market in wildland-urban interface areas of the South.

JCI online early table of contents: March 7, 2011
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs and contact information for papers to be published March 7, 2011, in the JCI:

Psychosocially hazardous neighborhoods associated with worse cognitive function in some older adults
Residing in a psychosocially hazardous neighborhood is associated with worse cognitive function in older age for persons with the apolipoprotein E ε4 allele (an alternative form of the gene), according to a report in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Acupuncture curbs severity of menopausal hot flushes
Traditional Chinese acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published today in Acupuncture in Medicine.

Weak supporting evidence can undermine belief in an outcome
New research shows that people who receive weak but supportive evidence about a proposition are less optimistic about the outcome than people who receive no evidence at all.

High levels of 'good' cholesterol may cut bowel cancer risk
High levels of

University of Michigan Health System earns major grant to expand childhood obesity programming
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation today announced its awards to US-based non-profit organizations that are doing innovative work in the field of cardiovascular health.

Stretchable balloon electronics get to the heart of cardiac medicine
Cardiologists may soon be able to place sensitive electronics inside their patients' hearts with minimal invasiveness, enabling more sophisticated and efficient diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.

Stroke survivors with irregular heartbeat may have higher risk of dementia
Stroke survivors who have an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation may be at higher risk of developing dementia than stroke survivors who do not have the heart condition, according to research published in the March 8, 2011, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Young adults with chronic illnesses have poorer educational, vocational and financial outcomes
Most young adults who grow up with chronic illness graduate high school and have employment, but those with cancer, diabetes or epilepsy are significantly less likely than their healthy peers to achieve important educational and vocational milestones, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Clustering gene expression changes reveals pathways toward glaucoma prevention
Using a method that involved the clustering of samples that showed similarity in expression profiles, Jackson Laboratory researchers were able to identify molecular signatures of early events in glaucoma progression -- events that were detectable before there was morphological evidence of damage.

How sweet it is: Why your taste cells love sugar so much
A new research study dramatically increases knowledge of how taste cells detect sugars, a key step in developing strategies to limit overconsumption.

Effects of alcohol on risk factors for cardiovascular disease
The trials the authors reviewed have demonstrated that the moderate intake of alcoholic beverages leads to increases in HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol), apolipoprotein A1, and adiponectin and decreases in fibrinogen, all factors associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

Consistent picture of the ideal teacher and the ideal pupil in school policy documents
A thesis from the University of Gothenburg on school policy documents shows that the ideal pupil and the ideal teacher are supposed to be naturally curious and have an inherent will to learn as a means of increasing Sweden's economic competitiveness.

Political narratives on race, southern identity influence national elections
New research from North Carolina State University shows how attempts to define the South by Republicans and Democrats may have set the stage for President Obama's victories in Southern states -- and shaped the way Americans view themselves.

Study examines prevalence and severity of bipolar disorder worldwide
Despite international variation in prevalence rates of bipolar spectrum disorder, the severity and associated disorders are similar and treatment needs are often unmet, especially in low-income countries, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Hold your breath: Air pollution plays role in cardiac, metabolic diseases
To explore one of the most critical health/environment intersections -- how the very air we breathe can cause heart disease and diabetes and contribute to the problems of obesity -- Michigan State University has been named a Clean Air Research Center by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Media character use on food packaging appears to influence children's taste assessment
The use of media characters on cereal packaging may influence children's opinions about taste, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Brazilian beef -- greater impact on the environment than we realize
Increased export of Brazilian beef indirectly leads to deforestation in the Amazon.

Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine
A new study being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine outlines the path of the cholera outbreak in Haiti and identifies immediate strategies for controlling the epidemic.

Aging in place preserves seniors' independence, reduces care costs, MU researchers find
America's 75 million aging adults soon will face decisions about where and how to live as they age.

Rockefeller Scientists discover new compound that rids cells of Alzheimer protein debris
If you can't stop the beta-amyloid protein plaques from forming in Alzheimer's disease patients, then maybe you can help the body rid itself of them instead.

Text messaging helps smokers break the habit
A pair of related studies on smoking cessation by researchers at the University of Oregon and other institutions have isolated the brain regions most active in controlling urges to smoke and demonstrated the effectiveness of text-messaging to measure and intervene in those urges.

Press registration open for international seismology meeting
Hundreds of the world's top seismologists will gather in Memphis, Tenn., April 13-15, at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America.

BESC scores a first with isobutanol directly from cellulose
In the quest for inexpensive biofuels, cellulose proved no match for a bioprocessing strategy and genetically engineered microbe developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center.

Research demonstrates relationship of Texas coastal prairie-pothole wetlands to Galveston Bay
New research reveals vast tracts of wetlands along the upper Gulf Coast are more hydrologically connected to Galveston Bay and other waters of the US than previously thought, suggesting immediate implications for how they are preserved, managed and regulated, according to Texas AgriLife scientists.

Parents important for keeping adolescents off alcohol
Parents who are both present and engaged are the very best way of preventing teenagers from consuming large quantities of alcohol.

AGU journal highlights -- March 7, 2011
Featured in this release are research papers on the following topics:

Older parents are happier with more children
The more children young parents have, the unhappier they are.

Sandia seeds culture of nuclear energy safety and security
The growing interest among Middle Eastern nations in establishing nuclear power programs prompted a Sandia National Laboratories team to conceive and lead development of a new The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute, the product of three years of planning and negotiations, opened in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, welcoming its inaugural class of Emirati nuclear professionals for a 12-week pilot.

Columbia engineer observes surprising behavior of cells during blood-vessel formation
Biologists look at cells in bulk, taking the average behavior as the norm and assuming that identical cells behave the same.

Researchers define a new type of secretory cell in the intestine
The intestinal epithelium consists of four main specialized cell lineages: absorptive enterocytes and three secretory cell types known as enteroendocrine, Paneth, and goblet cells.

Use of interactive digital exercise games by children can result in high level of energy expenditure
Middle school-aged children who participated in interactive digital gaming activities that feature player movement (exergaming), such as dancing or boxing, increased their energy expenditure to a level of moderate or vigorous intensity, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the July print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

A study reveals the keys to the locomotion of snails
A research study in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is participating has found evidence that suggests that the key to locomotion in snails stems from the animal's complex muscle movements, and not from its mucus, as had been previously thought.

HIT's impact on health disparities: Will it help or harm?
A roundtable of health care stakeholders address questions related to health information technology's impact on health and health care disparities in a two-day invitational roundtable on March 7-8, sponsored by the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and AMIA, the association for informatics professionals.

Intelligence analysts need not fear 'Watson,' study shows
A Mercyhurst College study on the future of predictive analytics, which examined the outlook for intelligence analysis in the computerized age, shows machines not yet capable of detecting deliberately deceptive data.

Multiple sclerosis blocked in mouse model
Scientists have blocked harmful immune cells from entering the brain in mice with a condition similar to multiple sclerosis.

Smoking abstinence found more effective with residential treatment
In the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers report that residential treatment for tobacco dependence among heavy smokers greatly improves the odds of abstinence at six months compared with standard outpatient treatment.

University of Maryland School of Medicine publishes scientific paper on 2001 anthrax attacks
Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and collaborators at the FBI have published the first scientific paper based on their investigation into the anthrax attacks of 2001.

Bt Corn Symposia at Minneapolis Entomology Meeting
Symposia on Bt corn, insecticides, corn rootworm, the European Corn Borer, mycotoxins, Entomopathogenic Fungus, and other topics will be presented at the 2011 ESA-NCB meeting in Minneapolis.

1 in 3 doctors afraid to report underperforming colleagues
Almost one in five UK doctors has had direct experience of an incompetent or poorly performing colleague in the past three years, finds a survey of professional values, published online in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Suggesting genes' friends, Facebook-style
Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg and the DKFZ have developed a new method that uncovers the combined effects of genes.

Perinatal safety initiative reduces adverse obstetrical outcomes
To increase the chances of a safe labor and delivery, and make way for a memorable birthing experience, the North Shore-LIJ Health System has launched a new prenatal quality initiative, led by Adiel Fleischer, MD, of obstetrics and gynecology at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and Brian Wagner, M.D., a maternal-fetal medicine specialist.

Dementia risk is higher in people with both stroke and irregular heartbeat
Stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia.

Summits on translational science bridge domains critical to health advancements
A ground-breaking pair of scientific meetings, the Joint Summits on Translational Science, open today with several hundred scientists, researchers, academic leaders, and nonprofit and corporate leaders in biomedicine who share a common interest in transforming biomedical research discoveries into clinical treatments and health promotion.

MEMS thermal sensor detects pre-atherosclerotic lesions
A new study published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering shows that a MEMS thermal sensor deployed by an angiogram catheter can detect the earliest stages of atherosclerosis.

Student innovation at Rensselaer transmits data and power wirelessly through submarine hulls
Steel walls are no match for Tristan Lawry. The doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed and demonstrated an innovative new system that uses ultrasound to simultaneously transmit large quantities of data and power wirelessly through thick metal walls, like the hulls of ships and submarines.
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