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power network

Power on Demand

The power network cannot store energy. But nature doesn't care about that. So photovoltaic or wind power plants produce energy in varying amounts according...
Drug-producing bacteria

Drug-Producing Bacteria Possible with Synthetic Biology Breakthrough

Bacteria could be programmed to produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology from the Universities of Warwick and Surrey Researchers develop unique...
Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer: Gene Duplication Explains Tumor Aggressiveness

Until now, scientists have failed to establish a link between the properties of pancreatic cancer, such as its aggressiveness, and changes, i.e. mutations, in...
Neural Circuitvideo

Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst

There are few feelings more satisfying than gulping down water when you are thirsty. But how does your brain know when you are dehydrated...
multiple sclerosis

Potential New Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

A prospective new method of treating patients with multiple sclerosis has been proposed by researchers of the Mainz University Medical Center working in cooperation...
organic solar cells

Smart New Method to Manufacture Organic Solar Cells

The energy efficiency of organic solar cells is approaching that of conventional silicon solar cells, but they don't necessarily have to compete on the...
zika virus

Zika Virus Could Help Combat Brain Cancer

Zika virus, feared for causing microcephaly in babies whose mothers were infected during pregnancy by attacking the cells that will give rise to the...
brain injury

Fast-Acting, Readily Available Gas May Mitigate Blast-Induced Brain Injury

The inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts...
wind turbine

Wind Turbine Data from the Island of Bornholm Confirms Potential of...

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,...
Osteoporosis

Could Sugar Chains Be the Answer to Bone Growth in Osteoporosis?

Scientists at the University of York have shown that altering the structure of sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help promote...
cancer

Turning Genes off for Better Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment options have expanded in recent years, but personalized cancer therapies using technologies that can edit genes are the holy grail for many...
salts

Study of Salts in Water Causing Stir

New insight into science that seems, on its surface, exceedingly simple — what happens when you add salt to water — could ultimately lead...
nanotherapy

Leiden Breakthrough in Research on Nanotherapy

In nanotherapy, particles measuring between a nanometer and a micrometer are used to deliver medicines to specific locations in the body, for example to...
soil nutrient

Plants Increase Flower Production Within a Day of Soil Nutrient Application

This knowledge could be utilised to select for plants with higher seed yields Benoit Landrein A team of plant scientists examined the processes through which plants...
genome

Discovery of a ‘Pioneer’ That Opens the Genome

Our genome contains all the information necessary to form a complete human being. This information, encoded in our DNA, stretches over one to two...
high-salt diet

Hold the Salt: Gut Reaction May Impair the Brains of Mice

We are often warned of the dangers of high levels of salt in our diet, yet the risks of salt consumption and the effects...
microbes

NIH Scientists Find Microbes on the Skin of Mice Promote Tissue...

Beneficial bacteria(link is external) on the skin of lab mice work with the animals’ immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound...
immune system

New Drug Combination Kick-Starts Immune System to Fight Cancer

Scientists from King’s College London have found a way to boost the immune system to help it fight back against cancer. The breakthrough involves...
viral hepatitis

Cellular Mechanism for Severe Viral Hepatitis Identified

KAIST medical scientists identified a cellular mechanism causing inflammatory changes in regulatory T cells that can lead to severe viral hepatitis. Research on this...
RNA nucleosides

Progenitors of the Living World

“And the Earth was without form and void” – before the emergence of life. Meanwhile, we know rather more about the early Earth, but...