Wednesday, July 18, 2018
brain-on-a-chip

Scientists May Help Validate Organ-On-A-Chip Devices

A new study in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists compared drug responses in the brains of rodents to drug responses of brain cells cultured...
early puberty

Early Puberty in White Adolescent Boys Increases Substance Use Risk

White adolescent boys experiencing early puberty are at higher risk for substance use than later developing boys, a new Purdue Universitystudy finds. “The earlier your first...
smart insole

Doctors Who Focus on the Foot and Brain Team up on...

Professors David Armstrong and Charles Liu at first seemed to be an unlikely pair. But the podiatric surgeon and neurosurgeon clicked on a personal level and promptly realized they had...
brain-on-a-chip

Scientists May Help Validate Organ-On-A-Chip Devices

A new study in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists compared drug responses in the brains of rodents to drug responses of brain cells cultured...

perovskite catalyst

Barium Ruthenate: A High-Yield, Easy-To-Handle Perovskite Catalyst for the Oxidation of...

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have developed a ruthenium-based perovskite catalyst1 that shows strong activity even at low temperatures (down to 313 K). The reusable catalyst does...

Greenland’s glaciers

New Insight into Greenland’s Melting Glaciers

New research into Greenland’s glaciers will help bring accurate sea level rise forecasts – which are crucial in preparing for the impacts of climate...
messenger RNA

New Materials Improve Delivery of Therapeutic Messenger RNA

In an advance that could lead to new treatments for a variety of diseases, MIT researchers have devised a new way to deliver messenger...
droughts

Using ‘Shade Balls’ in Reservoirs May Use up More Water Than They Save

During droughts, communities may rely on water stored in reservoirs. However, significant amounts of water can evaporate from the surface of the reservoir. We are...
optical computing

Researchers Enable Transmission of Specific Colors of Light over Long Distances

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have reached a new milestone on the way to optical computing, or the use...
Semiconducting Crystal

New Semiconducting Crystal Rivals Diamond for Heat Conductivity

The need for faster and smaller electronics has resulted in microelectronic components that produce progressively more heat. Thus, heat dissipation is an important issue,...
Brain Tumors

Penn led Study Finds Mutation Driving Deadlier Brain Tumors and Potential Therapy to Stop...

A poorly understood mutation in the brain cancer glioblastoma (GBM) is now being implicated for the first time as the driver of rare but...
wearable device

Wearable Device Can Predict Older Adults’ Risk of Falling

Every year, more than one in three individuals aged 65 and older will experience a fall. Falls are the most common cause of injury in...
tuberculosis

How Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Escapes Death in Macrophages

The bacteria that cause the devastating disease tuberculosis have the ability to escape destruction and grow after they are engulfed by lung macrophages, the...
brain function

Brain Function Partly Replicated by Nanomaterials

The brain requires surprisingly little energy to adapt to the environment to learn, make ambiguous recognitions, have high recognition ability and intelligence, and perform...

Electric Car Batteries Souped-Up with Fluorinated Electrolytes for Longer-Range Driving

Electric car batteries
The success of electric car batteries depends on the miles that can be driven on a single charge, but the current crop of lithium-ion...

How to Build Efficient Organic Solar Cells

organic solar cells
Twenty-five researchers from seven research institutes have put their heads together to draw up rules for designing high-efficiency organic solar cells. The research is...

Searching for Wind for the Future

wind energy
Using outputs from a high-resolution regional climate model, KAUST researchers have confirmed the potential for wind as a significant energy resource across the Arabian...