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quantum dots

Optical Nanoscope Allows Imaging of Quantum Dots

Microscopes allow us to see structures that are otherwise invisible to the human eye. However, conventional optical microscopes cannot be used to image individual...
nanofluids

A Stopwatch for Nanofluids: NIST Files Provisional Patent for Measuring Nanoliter...

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a...
microtubules

Let the Good Tubes Roll

Materials scientists, led by a team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, designed a tiny tube that rolls up and zips...
battery

Coupling Experiments to Theory to Build a Better Battery

Lithium-sulfur batteries are promising candidates for replacing common lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles since they are cheaper, weigh less, and can store nearly double...
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...
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...
hair dyes

Designing the Next Generation of Hair Dyes

North Carolina State University researchers have created the largest publicly available chemical database of hair dye substances as a resource for developing a new...
fat burning

Bile Acids Fire up Fat-Burning

Obesity arises from an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. As a result, current treatments try to decrease calorie intake and/or increase energy...
drug discovery

A Popular Tool for Drug Discovery Just Got 10 Times Faster

Researchers at Purdue University just made high throughput screening, a process often used in drug discovery, 10 times faster than previous methods. “The area of...
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...
video

Soap Opera

A pool of red dye is suspended in a coaster-sized maze filled with milk. Then liquid soap is dropped in, causing the dye to...
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...
cancer treatment

New Discovery into Cells’ Energy Supply Could Lead to Targeted Cancer...

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in understanding how the molecular machines that produce key proteins in the power packs of cells are cleaned...
DNA repair

Snapshot of DNA Repair

DNA is like the computer code of the body, and it must be preserved for our bodies to survive. Yet, as cells grow and...
probiotics

Good Bacteria Last Longer with a Sugar Coating

If you have ever fallen prey to travelers’ tummy – or have needed to take a course of antibiotics, you can probably understand the...
organic solar cells

Fast-Moving Electrons Create Current in Organic Solar Cells

Researchers at Purdue University have identified the mechanism that allows organic solar cells to create a charge, solving a longstanding puzzle in physics, according...
canola oil

Maintaining Canola Oil Quality

Canola and other edible oils are easily affected by light irradiation or heat treatment. Since such processes deteriorate the oil quality such as flavor...
stem cells

‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury – and...
Mud Crabsvideo

‘Hide or Get Eaten,’ Urine Chemicals Tell Mud Crabs

Psssst, mud crabs, time to hide because blue crabs are coming to eat you! That’s the warning the prey get from the predators’ urine...
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...