research http://wrvo.org en Stem cell discovery sets science community abuzz http://wrvo.org/post/stem-cell-discovery-sets-science-community-abuzz <p></p><p>The science community was buzzing this week with news of a breakthrough in stem cell research. Stem cells have the potential to transform into any tissue in the body, and are being explored as treatment options for trauma and degenerative diseases.</p><p>When we’re born, our cells are programmed to carry out a specific role. They automatically become muscle cells, skin cells, nerve cells, and that role can’t be changed.</p><p>But stem cells can be manipulated to become any kind of cell, offering the potential for regeneration in the body.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:25:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51199 at http://wrvo.org Stem cell discovery sets science community abuzz Researchers work to develop wireless Internet underwater http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-work-develop-wireless-internet-underwater <p></p><p><a href="http://Buffalo.edu">University at Buffalo </a>researchers are developing an underwater internet system. The wireless network aims to improve the detection of tsunamis and could potentially save lives. The deep-sea system integrates acoustic underwater networks with the Internet.</p><p>A network of acoustic sensors placed on the ocean floor collects data. That information is then sent up to a buoy on the surface, where it’s converted into radio waves.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:07:25 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 46344 at http://wrvo.org Researchers work to develop wireless Internet underwater Upstate Medical University says new labs will promote brain research http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-medical-university-says-new-labs-will-promote-brain-research <p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:59:40 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46050 at http://wrvo.org Upstate Medical University says new labs will promote brain research Researcher looks for Alzheimer's diagnosis in speech patterns http://wrvo.org/post/researcher-looks-alzheimers-diagnosis-speech-patterns <p>A Binghamton researcher is launching a study that he hopes will help with early diagnosis of Alzheimer&#39;s disease. David Shaffer is looking for Alzheimer&rsquo;s patients so he can record their voices. Shaffer believes if he can get enough samples and enough funding, he could pinpoint how a deteriorating brain reveals itself in speech patterns, because so much of the brain is involved in speaking.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:52:46 +0000 Matt Richmond 45344 at http://wrvo.org Researcher looks for Alzheimer's diagnosis in speech patterns