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sports medicine

Building Safer, Healthier Athletes

This story originally appeared in Yale Engineering magazine.  Since it was first offered, the course Medical Device Design and Innovation...
gene repair

By Solving a Mystery of Gene Repair, Scientists Uncover an Exception...

About 15 years ago, UNC Lineberger’s Dale Ramsden, PhD, was looking through a textbook with one of his students when they stumbled upon a scientific...
Brain Tumors

Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented...

Treating brain tumors comes at a steep cost, especially for children. More than half of patients who endure radiation therapy for these tumors experience...
nanoscale

Improving Materials from the Nanoscale up

The 2018 MIT Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) Materials Day Symposium, highlighting advances in materials science and engineering, took place in Kresge Auditorium on Oct....
solar cells

Ultrathin Transparent Silver Layers for Solar Cells

Researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum and the Bergische Universität Wuppertal have developed a new production method for transparent, wafer-thin silver layers. The material could...
Micro Detection Devices

Draw-Your-Own Electrodes Set to Speed up Development of Micro Detection Devices

Devices that sense and measure biological molecules important for healthcare, such as detecting diseases in blood samples, rely on electrodes to carry out their...
brain cell transplant

Human Brain Cell Transplant Offers Insights into Neurological Conditions

In the new study, led by scientists from Imperial College London in collaboration with a group from the University of Cambridge, researchers for the first time successfully...
breast cancer

Brazilian Plant Protein Inhibits Progression of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer that has one of the most aggressive tumors for which there have been few advances in developing therapies in recent years,...
organic solar cells

Micro Energy Harvesters for the Internet of Things

Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators. In future, these will be installed on...
cancer

Supercharged Natural Killer Cells May Hold Promise for Cancer

The researchers behind the early-stage finding, from Imperial College London, say the development could mark the next generation of cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments, called CAR-T therapies. These...
high-power laser

Scientists Develop Laser for High-Precision Satellite Navigation

Scientists from ITMO University’s Research Institute of Laser Physics have developed a high-power laser with short pulse duration for use in a lunar laser locator....
corneal transplants

Eye Discovery to Pave Way for More Successful Corneal Transplants

A team of eye specialists at the University of Nottingham has made another novel discovery that could help to improve the success of corneal...
cancer typesvideo

Team Research Reveals How Cells ‘Eat and Sleep’ May Impact Several...

From aging to cancer — with quite a bit in between — Katherine Aird, assistant professor of cellular and molecular physiology at Penn State...
childhood asthma

Exposure to Farmyard Bugs Reduces Immune Overreaction Found in Childhood Asthma

The findings, from a study recently published in the journal Science Immunology, reveal more about the mechanisms underlying hyperresponsiveness in the airways of the lungs –...
Cancer and Chronic Infections

Two Molecules Offer Great Potential to Combat Cancer and Chronic Infections

To fight viral infections, your immune system calls on CD8 T cells to kill the infected cells. The CD8 T cells can also be used in immunotherapy approaches...
wound healing

A Mere Drop of Blood Makes Skin Cells Line up

What happens to skin cells when they are confronted with blood? A team of researchers from Oslo University Hospital, led by Emma Lång and...
specialized immune cells

Random Fraction of Specialized Immune Cells Leads the Charge in Battling...

Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are a rare type of immune cells that secrete large quantities of type 1 interferon (I-IFN), a key driver of...
Architecture of Plants

Groundwork for Playing with the Architecture of Plants

Growing tomatoes at the same height so that they can be easily picked by a harvesting robot. Growing deeper roots where the soil is...
Stress hormone

Stress Hormone Is Key Factor in Failure of Immune System to...

A team led by Dr Vadim Sumbayev, of the University’s Medway School of Pharmacy, found for the first time that blood/bone marrow cancer – acute myeloid leukemia...
bacterial DNA

Researchers Target Protein That Protects Bacteria’s DNA ‘Recipes’

Bacteria cause many serious illnesses, from food poisoning to pneumonia. The challenge for scientists is that disease-causing bacteria are extraordinarily resilient. For example, when...