Wednesday, February 21, 2018
lizard

Lizard Love

Anolis lizards have a thing or two to teach humans about love — or in scientific speak, sexual selection — at least when it comes...
cancer drugs

Light-Activated Cancer Drugs Without Toxic Side Effects: Fresh Insight

Cancer drugs activated by light, minimizing toxic side-effects, are a step closer thanks to new research from University of Warwick and Monash University...
needleless device

Taking Blood Without a Needle

In the near future, you may be able to take your own blood painlessly in the comfort of your home. A breakthrough device developed...
sensors

DARPA Seeks to Expand Real-Time Radiological Threat Detection to Include Other...

Advanced commercially available technologies—such as additive manufacturing (3-D printing), small-scale chemical reactors for pharmaceuticals, and CRISPR gene-manipulation tools—have opened wide access to scientific exploration...

artificial human organs

Organ-On-Chip Technology Enters Next Stage as Experts Test Hepatitis B Virus

Artificial human organs, or organ-on-chip technologies, simulate a whole organ's cell make up and physiology. They act as alternatives to animal models in drug...
Micromotors

Micromotors Made Easy

wind turbine

Wind Turbine Data from the Island of Bornholm Confirms Potential of High-Efficiency Electrolysis Cells

An electrolysis cell uses electricity to split, e.g., water molecules (H2O) into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). In this way, surplus electricity generated by,...
Lyme disease

Cascading Inflammation Associated with Lyme Arthritis Linked to Overactive Immune Response

Every year, more than 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease, an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium transferred during a tick bite. In a small percentage...
virtual simulation

Creating a Virtual World-Building Machine for Military Training

The U.S. Army uses virtual simulation environments to train its soldiers in how to respond to a wide variety of situations, but building each...
scleroderma

Team Finds Stem Cell Transplant Improves Scleroderma Survival

Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s own immune system attacks the skin and connective tissue causing it to harden, is a progressive...
heart disease therapy

Scientists Maps Molecular Mechanisms Crucial for New Approach to Heart Disease Therapy

Creating new healthy heart muscle cells within a patient’s own ailing heart. This is how scientists hope to reverse heart disease one day. Today,...
heart attacks

Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Are Not Associated with Risk of Heart Attacks

New research from the University of Southampton has found no association between the use of calcium or vitamin D supplementation and cardiovascular events such...
quantum computing

Physicists Create New Form of Light

Try a quick experiment: Take two flashlights into a dark room and shine them so that their light beams cross. Notice anything peculiar? The...
redox flow batteries

Chemical Cluster Could Transform Energy Storage for Large Electrical Grids

To power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when...
savannah species

Carefully Managed Fire Can Promote Rare Savannah Species

Carefully managed fires generate the maximum diversity of birds and mammals in savannahs, new research from the University of York suggests. In the first continent-wide...

Fungal Enzymes Could Hold Secret to Making Renewable Energy from Wood

Fungal enzymes
An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable...

New Fuel Cell has Exceptional Power Density and Stability

fuel cell
A team of researchers led by Northwestern Engineering professor and fuel cell pioneer Sossina Haile has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power densities...

Hidden Talents: Converting Heat into Electricity with Pencil and Paper

thermoelectric effect
The thermoelectric effect is nothing new – it was discovered almost 200 years ago by Thomas J. Seebeck. If two different metals are brought...