Preventing cardiovascular disease in old aortas

Researchers look for the root cause of age-related aortic stiffness — an early sign cardiovascular disease — and uncover a potential therapeutic target for reducing or preventing its development. The underlying cause of aortic stiffening is unclear. While much of the previous research pointed to the extracellular matrix (ECM) — a group of molecules secreted by the cells that support cell attachment and communication — as the culprit, a few studies suggest that vascular smooth muscle may play a role. —> Read More Here

Is fleet diversity key to sustainable fisheries?

Concern about fisheries is widespread around the world. Over the past several decades, a robust discussion has taken place concerning how to manage fisheries better to benefit ecosystems and humans. Much of the discussion has focused on preserving biological diversity, a critical component of healthy ecosystems. One aspect that gets less attention is the role of fishing fleet diversity. —> Read More Here

China’s First Lunar Return Mission A Stunning Success

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 01, 2014

The successful return of China’s first circumlunar spacecraft has been somewhat downplayed by the media. Part of this is sadly due to the tragic loss of Space Ship Two and the death of a pilot that occurred just hours before this capsule landed.

Despite this, the mission should be celebrated for a number of achievements. China has now become the first Asian nation to recover a spacecraft f —> Read More Here

Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot

Los Angeles CA (AFO) Nov 01, 2014

Virgin’s pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California on Friday, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert – and raising questions about the program’s future.

But Virgin chief Richard Branson, while voicing shock at the accident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, vowed to push forward towards the dream of space flight for the paying pu —> Read More Here

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