Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Migrainevideo

FDA Approves First Drug Specifically Designed to Prevent Migraine

There’s good news for people who suffer from migraine headaches. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a first-of-its-kind drug designed to prevent migraines. Cleveland...
Micro-Thermometer

A Micro-Thermometer to Record Tiny Temperature Changes

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and their collaborators in Swinburne University of Technology have developed a micrometer-wide thermometer that is sensitive...
Mobile robots

Mobile Robots for Bad Luck Situations

Unfortunate scenarios in confusing environments, such as tunnels with dense smoke and high temperatures, present fire brigades and rescue workers with major challenges. When it...

batteries

A Soft Solution to the Hard Problem of Energy Storage

It’s great in the lab, but will it actually work? That’s the million-dollar question perpetually leveled at engineering researchers. For a family of layered...

dementia and stroke

Artificial Intelligence Improves Stroke and Dementia Diagnosis in Brain Scans

New software, created by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh, has been able to identify and measure the severity of...
Pancreatic Cancer

Molecular ‘Rabble-Rouser’ Fuels Pancreatic Cancer Growth

The team behind the early-stage research, led by Imperial College London and funded by Action Against Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer UK, say the findings may...
batteries

A Soft Solution to the Hard Problem of Energy Storage

It’s great in the lab, but will it actually work? That’s the million-dollar question perpetually leveled at engineering researchers. For a family of layered...
Molecular Switch

UMass Amherst Chemists Develop Molecular Switch for On-demand Release of Molecular Cargo

In an unexpected finding, chemist Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst show for the first time how movement of...
Graphene Transistors

Researchers Control the Properties of Graphene Transistors Using Pressure

A Columbia University-led international team of researchers has developed a technique to manipulate the electrical conductivity of graphene with compression, bringing the material one...
global warming

New Study Finds Variations in Global Warming Trend Are Caused by Oceans

New research has shown that natural variations in global mean temperature are always forced by changes in heat release and heat uptake by the...
hippopotamus

Hungry, Hungry Hippos

The average hippo weighs more than 3,000 pounds and consumes about 100 pounds of vegetation daily. This naturally results in large quantities of dung...
Chikungunya virus

Why Chikungunya, Other Arthritis-Causing Viruses Target Joints

Chikungunya virus is a growing threat to the United States and other regions of the world as the mosquito that carries the virus expands...
cocoa

Cocoa CRISPR: Gene Editing Shows Promise for Improving the ‘Chocolate Tree’

Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases, according...

New Catalyst Upgrades Greenhouse Gas into Renewable Hydrocarbons

catalyst
A new technology from U of T Engineering is taking a substantial step towards enabling manufacturers to create plastics out of two key ingredients:...

Flexible, Highly Efficient Multimodal Energy Harvesting

piezoelectric ceramic foam
A piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support provides a 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over...

New Research into the Use of Composite Materials Aims to Reduce...

wind turbines
Industry and research communities from five different countries are aiming to develop composite materials that are more resistant to damage than existing composites. The objective...