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Scientists unveil a possible new way of healing wounds in the future

Scientists unveil a possible new way of healing wounds in the future

Health
Scientists at Ohio State University have developed a new method that has the capability of changing the body's existing cells into new cells to promote healing. The method, called Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), reprograms cells through a device that uses nanotechnology. The way it would work: First, doctors would apply a light electrical stimulation to the surface of the skin. They would then place a small chip about the size of a cuff link onto the site of the wound. Click here for more information on the study. In less than a second, this chip would deliver reprogramming factors (pre-programmed DNA or RNA) non-invasively into living skin cells via a high-intensity, focused electric field, converting them into whatever type of cells a scientist or doctor may choose. This technique has ...
Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, 16 July: Sanchez discusses future, plus Chelsea move for Higuain

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, 16 July: Sanchez discusses future, plus Chelsea move for Higuain

Sports
Here's the best of the gossip on Sunday...Chelsea have had an £88m bid for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain turned down.(Tuttosport) Talks about a new contract for Antonio Conte have reportedly stalled, leading to concerns about the Chelsea manager’s future. (Sun on Sunday)Real Madrid are considering selling 27-year-old forward Gareth Bale in order to raise funds to buy Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. (Sunday Express)However, Mbappe, who has been linked with Arsenal, will stay at Monaco for one more year, according to Arsene Wenger. (Sun on Sunday)Liverpool are expected to make a new bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita next week. The Reds have already had a £57m offer for the Guinea international rejected. (Sunday Mirror)Alexis Sanchez said his dream since childhood is to play in the Ch
Social Security expansion is possible despite future funding woes, advocates say

Social Security expansion is possible despite future funding woes, advocates say

Finance
Advocates for increasing Social Security's benefits are counting on today's release of the annual trustees report to provide some fodder for their cause.While the yearly analysis confirmed the program's long-term funding woes, proponents for expansion say it also proves the government can afford it."The numbers make it clear that the question about whether to expand or cut Social Security is a question of values, not affordability," said Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works and chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition.The report, released this afternoon, echoed last year's projected revenue shortfalls starting in the mid-2020s and leading to a depleted surplus by 2035. At that point, unless Congress has taken steps to shore it up, the program will be able to fund about...
Austal Australia in discussions over future ship-building contract

Austal Australia in discussions over future ship-building contract

Business
July 12 (UPI) -- Austal Australia engaged in a fourm at Bendigo, Victoria, in Australia with local suppliers to discuss Austal and German ship-design firm Fassmer's joint bid for the Royal Australian Navy's $ 3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel program."With the government's national shipbuilding plan there is $ 89 billion being invested to deliver the next generation of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet," Davyd Thomas, Austal Australia Defense vice-president, said in a press release."As the country's largest defense exporter, we look forward to working with Bendigo companies as we continue to grow our operations in Australia and overseas."The Offshore Patrol Vessel program calls for a fleet of 12, with construction begining in Australia in 2018 and first delivery by 2021. The costs over the ...
The future will be rainier than expected, according to new NASA data

The future will be rainier than expected, according to new NASA data

Science
June 12 (UPI) -- In a new study, NASA scientists argue the latest predictive climate models underestimate future levels of precipitation in the tropics.NASA data suggests the tropics will host fewer tall, high-alittude clouds as global warming continues, boosting rainfall totals in the region.Under different circumstances, fewer clouds would likely translate to less precipitation. But tall tropical clouds help trap heat in the atmosphere. Without fewer of them around, the air above the tropics is expected to cool. Cooler air means more rain.But the confusing changes don't stop there. The increase in rain is expected to reheat the atmosphere. As raindrops condense, they transfer energy to their surroundings, warming the atmosphere. The cycle of heating and cooling encourages large-scale air...