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Endothelial cells

New Insights into Complex Processes

The blood-brain barrier is a crucial protection mechanism: It is a highly selective physical barrier that prevents pathogens and toxins in the circulatory system...
robotic fish

Researchers Pair Robotics and Information Theory to Better Understand Predator and...

With help from robotic fish, researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering are demonstrating how information theory can offer insight into...
cardiovascular diseases

Tracking the Mechanisms of Artery Formation

Arteriogenesis is a critical event – not only during development but also in adult life. Cardiovascular life-threatening events, triggered by disease, could be overcome...
shock waves

Scientists Create First Laboratory Generation of High-energy Shock Waves That Accelerate...

Throughout the universe, supersonic shock waves propel cosmic rays and supernova particles to velocities near the speed of light. The most high-energy of these...
lung diseases

Cronically Ill, yet Healthier

The incidence of chronic inflammatory lung diseases is on the rise throughout the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), they will become...
calories

Researchers Investigate How Caloric Restriction Benefits Cellular Functioning

Controlling consumption of calories day by day is a proven way to avoid not only obesity but also various age-related complications such as diabetes...
climate

Soils Could Release Much More Carbon than Expected as Climate Warms

The Science Soils contain more carbon than the atmosphere, so how soils respond to warming is crucial to knowing how carbon fluxes in a changing...
Caterpillars

Obstacle Course for Caterpillars

"Caterpillars can occasionally be skewered by the spines," says Rupesh Kariyat, a scientist at ETH Zurich's Institute of Integrative Biology. "But first and foremost,...
spidersvideo

Jumping Spiders Mimic Ants to Defy Predators

Humans aren’t the only actors on the planet. To avoid being eaten, the ant-mimicking jumping spider pretends to be an ant, according to Cornell...
exoskeleton devicevideo

Carnegie Mellon Develops Landmark Achievement in Walking Technology

Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering are using feedback from the human body to develop designs for exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs. Published in...
accelerator beam

Researchers Create First Low-energy Particle Accelerator Beam Underground in the United...

Nuclear astrophysicists successfully created the first low-energy particle accelerator beam deep underground in the United States, bringing them one step closer to understanding how...
air pollution

Could Concrete Help Solve the Problem of Air Pollution?

New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces. Stony Brook University researcher...
Visual acuity

Exposure to a Common Visual Illusion May Enhance Your Ability to...

Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research from psychologists at the Universities of...
Caterpillar

Obstacle course for caterpillars

Spines and thorns keep hungry mammals at bay – or at least, that's the conventional wisdom. However, ETH researchers have now shown that spiky growths on plants make life difficult for caterpillars too. This finding could be important for crop breeding.
caterpillarsvideo

Plants under Attack Can Turn Hungry Caterpillars into Cannibals

When does a (typically) vegetarian caterpillar become a cannibalistic caterpillar, even when there is still plenty of plant left to eat? When the tomato plant...
climate change

Scientists Make “Squarest” Ice Crystals Ever

You won’t find ice cubes like this in your freezer. An international team of scientists has set a new record for creating ice crystals that...
Huntington’s disease

Studies Begin on First Huntington’s Disease Sheep Imported to UK

Even though we’ve known for decades now exactly which genetic mutation causes Huntington’s disease, we’re arguably still no nearer a cure – the best...
graphene

Zero-Gravity: Graphene for Space Applications

Researchers and students in the Graphene Flagship are preparing for two exciting experiments in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to test the...
Earthquakesvideo

How Strike-Slip Faults Form, the Origin of Earthquakes

Structural geologist Michele Cooke calls it the “million-dollar question” that underlies all work in her laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst: what goes...
brain regions

Changes in Brain Regions May Explain Why Some Prefer Order and...

Why do some people prefer stable, predictable lives while others prefer frequent changes? Why do some people make rational decisions and others, impulsive and...