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Miniature lab begins science experiments in outer space

Miniature lab begins science experiments in outer space

HERZLIYA, Israel, Mar 16 (Reuters) Orbiting the earth at more than 500 kilometres, a tiny satellite with a laboratory shrunk to the size of a tissue box is helping scientists carry out experiments that take gravity out of the equation.
The technology was launched into space last month by SpacePharma, a Swiss-Israeli company, which on Thursday announced that its first experiments have been completed successfully.
In space, with hardly any interference from earth's gravity, cells and molecules behave differently, helping researchers make discoveries in fields from medicine to agriculture.
Nestle turned to zero gravity - or what scientists refer to as microgravity - to perfect the foam in its chocolate mousse and coffee, while drugmakers like Eli Lilly have used it to improve drug designs.
Usually experiments are sent up to the International Space Station and carried out with the help of astronauts, or they are conducted on parabolic airplane flights that enjoy short bursts of weightlessness.
SpacePharma says its miniature lab is a new way for researchers to work in microgravity for extended periods.
"Everything can be done remotely while the system is in outer space," said founder Yossi Yamin.
"We upload the link with the command files to the lab and the experiment takes place.
" Clients then receive data and images directly from the experiments, which are carried out on custom-built glass chips and can be run multiple times to test different reactions.
The satellite currently in space holds four experiments, the first being done for a German research institute.
A second launch, also with four experiments, is scheduled for August and includes research for a top tier pharmaceutical company, Yamin said.
By next year he hopes to begin sending up satellites that each hold some 160 experiments.
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Mah

Mah young scientists make place in world competition Google Lunar X Prize

Kolhapur, Mar 26 (UNI) Three young scientists from the city have made their place in the world competition "Google Lunar X Prize" with the idea of an "Electrostatic Active Radiation Shield" (EARS).

Mah

Mah young scientists make place in world competition Google Lunar X Prize

Kolhapur, Mar 26 (UNI) Three young scientists from the city have made their place in the world competition "Google Lunar X Prize" with the idea of an "Electrostatic Active Radiation Shield" (EARS).

Cytoreductive

Cytoreductive Surgery performed at Jipmer

Puducherry, Mar 16 (UNI) In an effort to provide the state of the art health services to the underprivileged, JIPMER has moved a step forward by performing its first Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the Department of Surgical Oncology.

Cytoreductive

Cytoreductive Surgery performed at Jipmer

Puducherry, Mar 16 (UNI) In an effort to provide the state of the art health services to the underprivileged, JIPMER has moved a step forward by performing its first Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the Department of Surgical Oncology.

Miniature

Miniature lab begins science experiments in outer space

HERZLIYA, Israel, Mar 16 (Reuters) Orbiting the earth at more than 500 kilometres, a tiny satellite with a laboratory shrunk to the size of a tissue box is helping scientists carry out experiments that take gravity out of the equation.

Miniature

Miniature lab begins science experiments in outer space

HERZLIYA, Israel, Mar 16 (Reuters) Orbiting the earth at more than 500 kilometres, a tiny satellite with a laboratory shrunk to the size of a tissue box is helping scientists carry out experiments that take gravity out of the equation.

MedGenome

MedGenome launches liquid biopsy blood test 'Oncotrack' for cancer detection in patients

Mumbai, Mar 8 (UNI) MedGenome, the country's premier Genomics-based research and diagnostics company, has launched 'Oncotrack', the liquid biopsy blood test, for cancer recurrence detection and monitoring.

MedGenome

MedGenome launches liquid biopsy blood test 'Oncotrack' for cancer detection in patients

Mumbai, Mar 8 (UNI) MedGenome, the country's premier Genomics-based research and diagnostics company, has launched 'Oncotrack', the liquid biopsy blood test, for cancer recurrence detection and monitoring.

Lupin

Lupin launches Generic Paxil CR tablets in the US

Mumbai,Mar 7(UNI) Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced today the launch of generic Paxil CR (Paroxetin) Extended Release Tablets USP, 12.

Lupin

Lupin launches Generic Paxil CR tablets in the US

Mumbai,Mar 7(UNI) Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced today the launch of generic Paxil CR (Paroxetin) Extended Release Tablets USP, 12.

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Sri Lankan scientists report having developed a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer – described as nano-particle fertilizer - that could contribute to a second food revolution across the globe.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.

Fiscal incentives may help reduce emissions in developing countries

Fiscal incentives may help reduce emissions in developing countries

New Delhi, Feb 7 (UNI) Fiscal policies introduced by the Governments in developing countries can have a significant effect on lowering harmful carbon emissions and help countries with fulfilling their commitments under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, a study has found.

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