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Jun 12, 2012 Comments Off

2011 Annual Update

Click here to read the Annual Update on the iPad

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, Sep 29, 2011 Comments Off

Waste Not: Auburn Makes Progress in the Energy Battle

Auburn engineers and scientists are one step closer to replacing coal with waste as the primary energy source in portland cement production. It might not sound like a big deal, but the use of waste materials, such as poultry litter or old tires, will have tremendous environmental and cost-saving benefits. Coal is a non-renewable resource and makes up 40 [...]

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Sep 02, 2011 Add a comment

MRI Research

MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is fairly common these days. The scanners allow physicians a non-invasive, pain free look inside a patient’s body. Auburn University’s newly-built MRI Center takes medical imaging and imaging research to a new level. The facility houses an open-bore, 3 Tesla scanner – one of a very few in the Southeast – and [...]

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Jul 15, 2011 Comments Off

2010 Annual Update

Auburn researchers last year set university records for the number of U.S. patents and license and option agreements in fields as diverse as advanced materials, biotechnology and environmental sciences. The Auburn Research Park also grew, adding a new MRI Research Center with one of the most powerful diagnostic tools available.

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Sep 27, 2010 Add a comment

Reducing Bird Strikes at the Airport

“Hit birds. We’ve lost thrust on both engines.” That was the radio transmission from US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009. The Airbus A320 hit a flock of birds a mere two minutes after takeoff. Unfortunately, that’s not an unusual occurrence.

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Sep 27, 2010 Comments Off

Nature’s Mysteries Revealed with New DNA Libraries

Hundreds of drugs available today were derived from compounds scientists originally found in microbes. The development of these drugs relied on isolating microbial species in pure cultures — that is, cultures containing only a particular species of microbe. But less than 1 percent of the millions of microbial species on Earth have been cultured in [...]

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Aug 17, 2010 Comments Off

Television to Improve Your Relationship

For years, researchers have known that men and women in strong marriages tend to be healthier and wealthier than their single counterparts; and children raised in strong marriages are more likely to attend college, succeed academically, and live longer than those raised by single parents.

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Jun 30, 2010 Comments Off

Training for a Heart Attack

The only practical and sustainable countermeasure capable of providing cardio-protection is regular endurance exercise. Indeed, studies demonstrate that regular exercise reduces the risk of death from myocardial ischemia-reperfusion insult…

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Mosquitoes Fight Pesticides; Auburn Punches Back

Mosquitoes. Everyone knows they’re annoying, but did you know they’re also deadly? The American Mosquito Control Association estimates that every year, more than a million people die from mosquito-borne diseases. And it’s going to get worse. We’ve been spraying insecticides in massive amounts across the globe, but we can’t do that forever. Mosquitoes are becoming [...]

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