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BP Oil Spill: Explanation from BP Executive

Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon blowout began last summer’s infamous oil spill, one BP executive responded to a technical explanation with the following e-mail:

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A promising method to repair damaged hearts in children

Researchers at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago have published an important paper which describes the potential of using stem cell therapy to repair hearts in children with congenital heart disease.

The study, published in this month’s issue of Circulation (the journal of the American Heart Association), investigates the presence of stem cells in the hearts of these children and how those stem cells might be used therapeutically in the future.

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Prof Patents Chemical Process

Originally published at: http://blogs.luc.edu/ilweekly/2010/11/04/loyola-inks-licensing-agreement/

Courtesy: Inside Loyola Magazine

Late last year, Loyola University signed a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for a fragrance and flavors technology with India-based chemical companies Raigad Petroleum and Privi Organics, one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of aroma chemicals in India. The technology was invented by James Babler, PhD, a longtime member of the University’s chemistry department.

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Stand Tall, Get Ahead

New Kellogg School research suggests that a ‘powerful posture’ may have a greater impact on achievement than title and rank

Show enthusiasm, ask questions and bring copies of a resume — these are some of the most common interview tips for job seekers. But one’s posture may also influence whether he or she lands a coveted position — even when the person on the other side of the desk is in a more powerful role.

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Research: The Molecular Mechanism of Stretch Activation in Insect Muscle

Research Paper: Argonne National Laboratory

Research at the Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (Bio-CAT) synchrotron x-ray facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne provides another, important step toward a full explanation of stretch activation, which also plays an important role in mammalian cardiac expansion and contraction.

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