Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Superconducting Crystal

Physicists Find Strange State of Matter in Superconducting Crystal

New research published this week shows a rare state of matter in which electrons in a superconducting crystal organize collectively. The findings lay the...
coeliac disease

New Approach for Diagnosing and Treating Coeliac Disease

Published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, the paper finds that screening high risk patients (active case finding) for coeliac disease when they...
myelin sheath

Discovery Sheds Light on Protein Key to Nerve Cells’ Myelin Sheath

Genetic mutations in PMP22 (peripheral myelin protein 22) cause a variety of peripheral neuropathies, underscoring the importance of the protein to a healthy peripheral...
biofuels

Biofuels from Bacteria

You might not cook with this sugar, but from a biofuels standpoint, it’s pretty sweet. A Bay Area company has patented a group of...

green solar panels

Nanotechnology Gives Green Energy a Green Color

Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners...

battery

Researchers Clarify Mystery about Proposed Battery Material

Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three...
agingvideo

Chemicals from Gut Bacteria Maintain Vitality in Aging Animals

A class of chemicals made by intestinal bacteria, known as indoles, help worms, flies and mice maintain mobility and resilience for more of their...
human-machine interaction

Three Ways We’re ‘Making Friends’ with Robots

As machines become more intelligent our relationship with them is changing, prompting calls from experts like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking for greater, proactive...
mitochondria

A Map of the Cell’s Power Station

Mitochondria are the cell's power stations; they transform the energy stored in nutrients so that cells can use it. If this function is disturbed,...
Additive Manufacturing

Print No Evil: Three-Layer Technique Helps Secure Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, is replacing conventional fabrication processes in critical areas ranging from aerospace components to medical implants. But because...
human brain

Brain May Be Far More Flexible than Thought

he human brain has a region of cells responsible for linking sensory cues to actions and behaviors and cataloging the link as a memory....
amyloids

Bacterial Machines That Help Create Defensive ‘Mats’ Mapped by Researchers

The latest finding could eventually lead to new ways of getting around antibiotic resistance and help in making new, biologically inspired nanomaterials. When bacteria are...
neurological diseases

​NNI and NTU to Develop New Technologies to Diagnose and Treat Neurological Diseases

The National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) are collaborating to develop innovative technologies to better diagnose and treat patients...
antsvideo

Smells Like Queen Spirit

Queen ants spend most of their time having babies. To reign supreme in a colony, they exude a special scent, or pheromone, on the...

Biofuels from Bacteria

biofuels
You might not cook with this sugar, but from a biofuels standpoint, it’s pretty sweet. A Bay Area company has patented a group of...

Nanotechnology Gives Green Energy a Green Color

green solar panels
Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners...

More than Just Spilling the Beans

coffee grounds
As part of its food production processes, the Swiss food industry produces about half a million tons of organic waste a year. The food...