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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...
tiny crystals

UT Dallas Scientists Study the Powers of Tiny Crystals

When it comes to the way scientists react to their discoveries, “That’s interesting” falls somewhere between “Eureka!” and “Uh-oh.” “Interesting” is just what Dr. Jeremiah...
brainvideo

Recording a Thought’s Fleeting Trip Through the Brain

UC Berkeley neuroscientists have tracked the progress of a thought through the brain, showing clearly how the prefrontal cortex at the front of the...
block pain

Researchers Devise Decoy Molecule to Block Pain Where It Starts

For anyone who has accidentally injured themselves, Dr. Zachary Campbell not only sympathizes, he’s developing new ways to blunt pain. “If you have ever hit...
video games

No Evidence to Support Link Between Violent Video Games and Behaviour

In a series of experiments, with more than 3,000 participants, the team demonstrated that video game concepts do not ‘prime’ players to behave in...
ultracold neutron

New Record at Ultracold Neutron Source in Mainz

Some ten years ago, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) entered a new field of research by starting to generate ultracold neutrons (UCN) for use...
metals

Breaking Bad Metals with Neutrons

By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...
infrasound sensor

New Sandia Balloon-Borne Infrasound Sensor Array Detects Explosions

Sheets of plastic similar to that used for garbage bags, packing tape, some string, a little charcoal dust and a white shoebox-size box are...
DrugPredict

Computer Program Finds New Uses for Old Drugs

Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) at Case Western Reserve University have helped develop a computer program to find new indications for...
hydrogen fuel

Photosynthesis-Inspired Hydrogen Fuel Production

Over the past few decades, research groups from around the world have been addressing the challenge of splitting water in order to produce hydrogen....
catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

New Catalyst for Making Fuels from Shale Gas

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by...
spinvideo

Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin

Imagine playing a game of billiards, putting a bit of counter-clockwise spin on the cue ball and watching it deflect to the right as...
Superconductivity

Controlling Superconductivity Using Spin Currents

A KAIST research team led by Professor Jhinhwan Lee of the Department of Physics has discovered a method to flip between superconducting and non-superconducting...
cosmic events

Computational Astrophysics Team Uncloaks Magnetic Fields of Cosmic Events

The development of ultra-intense lasers delivering the same power as the entire U.S. power grid has enabled the study of cosmic phenomena such as...
fourth dimension

A Look into the Fourth Dimension

In our daily experience space has three dimensions. Recently, however, a physical phenomenon that only occurs in four spatial dimensions could be observed in...
Bone Marrow Transplant

Penn Engineers: Bone Marrow Transplant Stem Cells Can ‘Swim’ Upstream

When a cancer patient receives a bone marrow transplant, time is of the essence. Healthy stem cells, which can restart the production of blood...
perovskitevideo

Standardizing Perovskite Aging Measurements

Perovskite solar cells are an alternative to conventional silicon solar cells, and are poised to overtake the market with their high power-conversion efficiencies (over...