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autistic disorders

Synapses Causing Autistic Disorders

Autism spectrum disorders are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders, one of the main features of which is the alteration of social communication. But what...
silicone

Inspired by Feet

Geckos, spiders and beetles have shown us how to do it: thanks to special adhesive elements on their feet, they can easily run along...
quantum computers

Quantum Computing: Learning to Speak a Whole New Technology

Imagine trying to use a computer that looks and acts like no computer you've ever seen. There is no keyboard. There is no screen....
kidney transplant

Stanford Researchers Team up to Fight Common Viral Infection in Kidney...

Organ transplants save lives, but the immune-suppressing drugs needed to protect a transplant leave the recipient susceptible to potentially deadly infections like cytomegalovirus, or...
Sugar improves memory

Sugar Improves Memory in Over-60s – Helping Them Work Smarter

A small dose of sugar can improve memory in older adults, motivate them to work harder and puts them in a good mood...
Osteoarthritis

Nano and Micro Unite to Cure Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects 80% of the population over 75 years of age and there is currently no treatment to cure it. Only relief of inflammation and...
quantum computers

Microscopic Trampoline May Help Create Networks of Quantum Computers

Take a bounce: A microscopic trampoline could help engineers to overcome a major hurdle for quantum computers, researchers from CU Boulder and the National...
atrial fibrillation

Mobile Health Devices Diagnose Hidden Heart Condition in At-Risk Populations

Wearable mobile health devices improved the rate of diagnosis of a dangerous and often hidden heart condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a...
Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Many Pregnant Women

One in three pregnant women has a vitamin D deficiency at the end of her pregnancy, a study recently published in PLOS ONE has...
solar cells

A Milestone on the Path Towards Efficient Solar Cells

Generating more electricity from solar cells and conducting further research into so-called singlet fission. This is what scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) are currently...
solar cells

New Solar Technology for the Energy Transition

It is crucial that we prevent the Earth from warming by more than two degrees Celsius compared with the pre-industrial era. This is a...
superinsulating windowsvideo

‘Super Window’ Could Save $10 Billion Annually in Energy Costs

About $20 billion worth of energy leaks out of windows in the United States each winter – and that’s with double-paned insulating windows installed...
quantum cascade laser

From a Quantum Laboratory to the Stratosphere

Lorenzo Bosco, doctoral student with Jérôme Faist, a professor at the Institute for Quantum Electronics, is taking an unusual flight: he travels to the...
polyethylene terephthalate

Research Enhances Enzyme That Degrades Plastic

Between 4.8 billion and 12.7 billion kilograms of plastic are dumped in the oceans every year, and if this trend continues, the volume will...
MIRO measuring device

Nine in One Swoop

Atmospheric pollutants put a strain on the environment and harbor health hazards for humans. The Empa spin-off MIRO Analytical Technologies developed a technology to...
depression

A New Molecular Target Identified in Depression

The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants...
Atmospheric Whistles

Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Atmospheric Whistles

The Science The challenge of fusion energy is often equated to capturing—and holding—lightning in a bottle. The analogy is apt. Lightning and a fusion energy...
Lithium-sulfur battery

Multi-Modal Operando X-Ray Study Yields New Insights on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are a relatively new variety of battery being studied and developed by researchers around the world. Because they have very high...
Fingerprints Cancer Cells

GLUT5 Fluorescent Probe Fingerprints Cancer Cells

This is not just another tool to image cancer. The probe is a two-for-one: detect cancer and distinguish one type from another. Together, they...
plant cells

A Jigsaw Puzzle of Plant Cells

Plant cells are under tremendous pressure. To prevent themselves from bursting, plants had to come up with something unique: According to scientists from the...