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Taking on melanoma, one cell at a time

In step toward personalized medicine, researchers are using single-cell analysis to unravel cancer’s secrets.
long-term drug release

Engineers develop a pill for long-term drug release

New tablet attaches to the lining of the GI tract, resists being pulled away.
quantum bits

Stabilizing quantum bits

Feedback technique used on diamond “qubits” could make quantum computing more practical.

Cornell, partners seek to revolutionize textile industry

Cornell faculty members are key contributors to a $317 million public-private partnership that aims to fast-track innovations in “smart” fabrics for use in apparel,...
gut bacteria

Reprogramming gut bacteria as “living therapeutics”

Daily doses of synthetic biotics developed by startup Synologic may sense, treat metabolic diseases.

Hybrid system could cut coal-plant emissions in half

Combining gasification with fuel-cell technology could boost efficiency of coal-powered plants.

New institute will accelerate innovations in fibers and fabrics

National public-private consortium led by MIT will involve manufacturers, universities, agencies, companies.

How the brain processes emotions

Neuroscientists identify circuits that could play a role in mental illnesses, including depression.
living cells

A programming language for living cells

New language lets researchers design novel biological circuits.

Water problems in Asia’s future?

Economic and population growth on top of climate change could lead to serious water shortages across a broad swath of Asia by the year...
metal alloys

How to make metal alloys that stand up to hydrogen

New approach to preventing embrittlement could be useful in nuclear reactors.

Reflection-removing camera

Device uses depth sensor and signal processing to capture clear images through windows. 
laser rangefinder

Phone-based laser rangefinder works outdoors

The Microsoft Kinect was a boon to robotics researchers. The cheap, off-the-shelf depth sensor allowed them to quickly and cost-effectively prototype innovative systems that...
liquid batteries

New chemistries found for liquid batteries

Grid-scale approach to rechargeable power storage gets new arsenal of possible materials.
molecular behavior

Physicists prove energy input predicts molecular behavior

The world within a cell is a chaotic space, where the quantity and movement of molecules and proteins are in constant flux. Trying to...
2-D materials

New way to control particle motions on 2-D materials

Study points the way to new photonic devices with one-way traffic lanes.

Research explores safer fuel for nuclear reactors

Nuclear power is an important energy source in the U.S. and around the world and its use is seen by proponents as essential to...
working memory

A new glimpse into working memory

Study finds bursts of neural activity as the brain holds information in mind, overturns a long-held model.

Paving the way for metastasis

Cancer cells remodel their environment to make it easier to reach nearby blood vessels.

Why some tumors withstand treatment

Researchers uncover a mechanism that allows cancer cells to evade targeted therapies.