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Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic Seizures Show Long Distance Effects

The researchers describe these cross-connections in their paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). When a patient has a large,...
electronic devices

Virginia Tech’s Qiang Li Works to Improve Battery Life in Small...

In a world with innumerable small electronic devices, battery life has become a major concern. We often grumble about how often we need to...
electrons

Ultrafast Snapshots of Relaxing Electrons in Solids

When x-rays shine onto solid materials or large molecules, an electron is pushed away from its original place near the nucleus of the atom,...
polypeptides

Secondary Structure Formation Enables Morphology Control

Nano-sized carrier systems find medical application to improve pharmacologic properties of bioactive agents. For many therapeutic approaches, it is important that the carrier system...
hypothermia

Boosting a Lipid Fuel Makes Mice Less Sensitive to the Cold

When grandpa nudges the settings on the thermostat, there’s likely a good reason. Humans, like other animals, become more sensitive to cold with age....
antibiotics

Assumptions of How Antibiotics Work May Be Incorrect

Bacterial infections are the No. 1 cause of death in hospital patients in the U.S., and antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise, causing tens...
cancer

Freshman’s Company Uses Big Data to Improve Cancer Diagnoses

Abu Qader ’21 is just settling into his room at Mary Donlon Hall. Like any new Cornell freshman, he’s been spending lots of time...
climate change

Massive Antarctic Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Abrupt Southern Hemisphere Climate Changes Near...

New findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) by Desert Research Institute...
Programmes

Letting Programmes Manage Their Own Processing Resources

Computers require an increasing amount of processing power to ensure that demanding programs run smoothly. Current technology will not able to keep up for long,...
solar cell

Insect Eyes Inspire New Solar Cell Design by Stanford Researchers

Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced...
drug capsules

Spray Drying: Perfect Dosing Thanks to Drug Capsules

Instant coffee and powdered milk are produced by spray drying. Fraunhofer researchers have adapted this technique to the tricky question of incorporating insoluble substances...
solar cells

Insect Eyes Inspire New Solar Cell Design by Stanford Researchers

Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced...
Brain Disease

Dendritic Golgi as Key Cause of Degenerative Brain Disease

DGIST’s research teams have identified the early neuropathic mechanism of polyglutamine brain disease, one of the representative degenerative brain diseases, and suggested a way...
obesity

Brain’s Self-Regulation in Teens at Risk for Obesity

In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting “food cues,” researchers report that reduced activity in the...
plasma

Extreme-Scale Code Models Extremely Hot Plasma to Explain Spontaneous Transition

The Science Running the world’s largest magnetic fusion experiment known as ITER, currently under construction in France, which aims to prove the feasibility of fusion...
Bacterial Infectionvideo

Drug-Delivering Micromotors Treat Their First Bacterial Infection in the Stomach

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach....
Spintronics

Atomically Thin Layers Bring Spintronics Closer to Applications

‘Spin’ is a magnetic property of electrons, which can take the values ‘up’ or ‘down’. It could be used to store, transport and manipulate...
Regenerative Medicine

NYU Scientists Invent New Protein for Regenerative Medicine

“How,” crooned British pop band the Bee Gees to their fans in the 1970s, “can you mend a broken heart?” Well, those working in...
transistors

Single Molecules Can Work as Reproducible Transistors—at Room Temperature

A major goal in the field of molecular electronics, which aims to use single molecules as electronic components, is to make a device where...
sun’s core

Astronomers Find That the Sun’s Core Rotates Four times Faster than...

The sun’s core rotates nearly four times faster than the sun’s surface, according to new findings by an international team of astronomers. Scientists had...