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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Invests in System to Recycle a Precious Resource, Helium - University of Arkansas Newswire


University of Arkansas Newswire
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences recently installed a liquid helium recovery system. Wesley Stites, the department's chair, said the investment for the system cost about $250,000, but ...

Pharmacology of CAR-T Cells - News-Medical.net


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Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells are T cells which are genetically modified by the addition of tumor-reactive chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). The T cells are the workhorses of the immune system. Adoptive transfer of these cells is an emerging ...

Anthony Bourdain Had No Narcotics in His System When He Died, French Official Says - New York Times


New York Times
Anthony Bourdain did not have narcotics in his body when he died this month, a French judicial official said. Mr. Bourdain, a New York chef, author and television correspondent whose death shook fans across the world, was found dead on June 8 in a ...

PoultryHub - Integumentary System

Armidale, New South Wales - Australia

The integumentary system consists of the skin, the feathers and the appendages (claws and beak). The skin covers the majority of the body and contains glands in the outer ear canal and the preen gland at the base of the tail, that the bird uses to preen its feathers. The integumentary system is very important in providing protection to the bird from a number of potentially dangerous situations. The functions provided by the integumentary system include:

A barrier between the external environment and the internal systems and organs, thus providing support and protection from infection by microorganisms and from physical injury.
Excellent thermal insulation to help regulate body temperature in a variable environment.
Numerous nerve endings for the senses to enable the bird to be aware of potentially harmful situations.
Pigments for display and protection from the elements.
The compounds capable of conversion into vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

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