Beginning this year NHS patients in England will become some of the first in the world to benefit from publicly-funded pioneering hand and upper arm transplants, according to a release issued by NHS England.
A form of fat that burns calories? Sounds too good to be true! But reserachers at UMass Medical School have made new discoveries about a lesser-known kind of fat - "brite (brown-in-white)" or "biege" fat which Professor Silvia Corvera describes as "little brown cells that are intermingled with our white fat stores."
This fat, she explains, takes fatty acid and burns it to make heat to keep organs warm. Thin, healthy people tend to have more of these cells, while overweight individuals tend to have less.
Discovered in 2004, graphene is a variant of carbon. At just one atom thick, the material is light, stong, nearly transparent, flexible and is a great conductor of electricity. It is traditionally produced by way of chemical vapor deposition (CVD), which involves turning gaseous reactants into a film on a special surface called a substrate. The copper used to produce graphene costs approximately $115 per square meter, making it cost prohibitive for many products or potential applications.
It's no secret that obesity puts its sufferers at risk for any number of associated health problems, but a new study, published in the journal of Hospital Pediatrics, has found a link between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents.
With the discovery of 4 new elements which occupy the 113th, 115th, 117th and 118th positions, the seventh row of the periodic table is now complete. Previously occupied by the monkiers Uut, Uup, Uus and Uuo respectively, the teams that are responsible for the discoveries will now be allowed to name them.