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Yeast Found in Babies’ Guts Increases Risk of Asthma

University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor...
Listeria

Listeria May Be Serious Miscarriage Threat Early in Pregnancy

Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, according to researchers at...
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Enters Clinical Testing

“A vaccine to reduce the burden of this important disease is badly needed.” —Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID A Phase 1 clinical trial to test...

batteries

Stabilizing Energy Storage

Because the sun doesn’t always shine, solar utilities need a way to store extra charge for a rainy day. The same goes for wind...
electrode

Holes in the Electrode

tiny fibers

Tiny Fibers Open New Windows into the Brain

For the first time ever, a single flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical, and...
borophene

Serendipity Uncovers Borophene’s Potential

Almost one year ago, borophene didn’t even exist. Now, just months after a Northwestern Engineering and Argonne National Laboratory team discovered the material, another team...
multiple sclerosis

MS Treatment That ‘Resets’ Immune System May Halt Disease for at Least 5 Years

In a new study, led by Imperial College London, the treatment prevented symptoms of severe disease from worsening for five years, in 46 per...
cell

Scientists Discover How The Cells in Skin And Organ Linings Maintain Constant Cell Numbers

Research published today in Nature from scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah shows how epithelial cells – such as...
Zika virus

Zika Virus Harms Testes, Says Study

The Zika virus reduces the size of testes in infected mice up to 21 days after infection, according to a new Yale study. The...
DNA Replication

Electrons Use DNA Like a Wire for Signaling DNA Replication

In the early 1990s, Jacqueline Barton, the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, discovered an unexpected property of DNA—that...
bacteria

IU Researchers Help Add Greater Precision To Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A study publishing Feb. 17 in the journal Science led by researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme...
drones

Tricky Landing

The buzzword in drone research is autonomous — having the unmanned aerial vehicle do most or all of its own flying. It’s the only realistic...
optical chips

New Resource for Optical Chips

The Semiconductor Industry Association has estimated that at current rates of increase, computers’ energy requirements will exceed the world’s total power output by 2040. Using...

There and Back Again: Catalyst Mediates Energy-Efficient Proton Transport for Reversibility

Catalyst
When it comes to solar power, storing electricity as fuel would let that energy work on dark or stormy days. The challenge is creating...

Researchers Devise Efficient Power Converter for Internet of Things

power converter
The “internet of things” is the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock will soon have sensors that report information...

Polymer Nanocomposites Developed at Texas A&M Could Improve Solar Cell Durability

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The Polymer Nanocomposites Laboratory at Texas A&M University, directed by Dr. Jaime Grunlan, is working with scientists at the Sandia National Laboratory to reduce or eliminate...