Monday, May 22, 2017
lotus

Bacteria Harness the Lotus Effect to Protect Themselves

Dental plaque and the viscous brown slime in drainpipes are two familiar examples of bacterial biofilms. Removing such bacterial depositions from surfaces is often...
quantum

NREL’s Quantum Dot Research Yields Greater Control

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed new designer quantum dot systems with greater control over beneficial...

batteries

Electroplating Delivers High-energy, High-power Batteries

The process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Xerion Advanced Battery...

brain

UCONN Study: The Veins in Your Brain Don’t All Act the Same

Certain blood vessels in the brainstem constrict when blood vessels elsewhere in the body would dilate. And that contrary behavior is what keeps us...
diabetes

Diabetes Drug May Help Symptoms of Autism-associated Condition

Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form...
phenylketonuria, protein, cellulosic biofuel, Alexander disease, Liquid Crystal

New Clues to Healthy Bones for Those with PKU

Certain kinds of foods prescribed to manage the rare metabolic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) could contribute to skeletal fragility seen in many PKU patients, according...
brain cells

Turning Skin Cells into Brain Cells

Microglia, critical to Alzheimer’s research, can now be produced artificially The quest for better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has a powerful new tool at...
fungal

Gladiator Games: Biodiversity Can Offer Protection to Weaker Species

If you pit a pair of gladiators, one strong and one weak, against each other 10 times, the outcome will likely be the same...
memory, parental motivation, cancer treatment, plants, biomarker, Mitochondria, Head direction cells, memory, enzyme

Finding Traces of Memory Processing During Sleep

Sleep helps us to retain the information that we have learned during the day. We know from animal experiments that new memories are reactivated...
blind people

Blind People Have Brain Map for ‘Visual’ Observations Too

Our brain only needs a split second to determine what we’re seeing. The area in our brain that can categorize these visual observations so...
cancer

Drug Improves Survival of Patients with Rare Cancer by Almost a Quarter

Patients who take capecitabine after surgery for bile duct cancer live for almost a year and a half longer than those not given the...
cancer

A Lead Candidate for Immunotherapy May Increase Tumour Growth in Certain Cancers

Cancer immunotherapies boost aspects of the body’s normal immune system, to help fight tumours. They are part of a fast-evolving field of research and...

Energy Transition: Smart, Interconnected, Sustainable

storage system
Many elements are required for making the energy system more sustainable. Among them are smart solar storage systems, smartly interconnected energy grids, and electricity-based...

Synthesis of Molecular Hydrogen: Novel Method Sets Benchmark for Platinum-free Electrocatalysts

Electrocatalysts
Growing concern about the energy crisis and the seriousness of environmental contamination urgently demand the development of renewable energy sources as feasible alternatives to...

Thermal Hydraulic Researchers Build Largest Transparent Fuel Test Assembly in the...

Thermal hydraulic
Advanced reactor technologies have generated interest for their potential to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy efficiency and cut down on nuclear waste. Researchers...