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DNA sequencing

Imec’s elPrep Software Significantly Speeds Up Genome Sequencing Analysis

This week at ITF Health 2018, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, showcases elPrep 4.0, a powerful software...
Anti-inflammatory Protein

Anti-inflammatory Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity

Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they...
innovative imaging, fiber optic sensing, wireless sensor network, germanium nanowire pFETs

UGent and Imec Launch Fiber Optic Sensing Spin-Off Sentea

Ghent University (UGent) and imec today announced the incorporation of Sentea, a spin-off from their world leading Photonics Research Group. An initial 1.6 million...
Parkinson

Parkinson-Related Protein Is ‘Tunable’ Variable Network Strength

Alpha-synuclein is abundant in our brain. It is known that it can turn against us: in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson, the protein shows aberrant...
DNA strands in nanopores

Imec Demonstrates Direct Optical Reading of Single-Molecule DNA Bases in Modified...

In a Nature Communications paper published this week (https://rdcu.be/MYO6), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, describes a new...
bird flu

New Type of Bird Flu Called H5N6 Discovered in the Netherlands

In December 2017, the highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu) broke out on a duck farm in Biddinghuizen. The farm reported various symptoms of...
SNAPSCAN

Imec’s High-Speed Ultrasonic SNAPSCAN Camera Enables Hyperspectral Imaging Acquisition in Less...

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, today announced that it will demonstrate at this week’s SPIE Photonics West...
service robots

Industrial Robots More Flexible Thanks to Soccer and Care Robots

Dealing with the unexpected (read: non-programmed events) is a routine task for TU Eindhoven’s soccer and care robots. After all, you never know what...
climate changevideo

Climate Change Made Harvey Rainfall 15 Percent More Intense

A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found...
catalysts

Researchers Compare ‘New’ and ‘Aged’ Catalytic Converter at the Nanoscale Level

Diesel vehicles today emit far fewer pollutants than older vehicles, thanks to a zeolite (hydrous silicate) catalytic converter that was invented around 10 years...
potato

Disruptive Potato Breeder Solynta Secures Strong Backing

Solynta will use this financing round to continue its potato breeding activities and to build a strong commercial organization that can address the billion...
eczema

Atopic Eczema: One Size Does Not Fit All

Doctors and patients have long known that the itchy skin condition can affect people in many different ways. Now Professor Sara Brown from the...
majoranas

Finding Majoranas

UC Santa Barbara scientists are on the cusp of a major advance in topological quantum computing. In a paper that appears in the journal Nature,...
sugarcane

Novel Nitrogen Management Method Helps Mitigate GHG Emissions of Sugarcane Fields

Discovering how soil microorganisms process the fertilizer and organic residues used in sugarcane cultivation can help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and make ethanol production...
bird flu

Bird Flu in 2016 Spread by Wild Migratory Birds

The H5N8 bird flu virus was identified in the Netherlands in November 2016. A large number of dead wild birds were found and the...
global warming

Versatile Marine Bacteria Could be an Influence on Global Warming, Scientists...

Scientists have discovered that a ‘rare’ type of marine bacteria is much more widespread than previously thought – and possesses a remarkable metabolism that...
algae

Algae Are Used to Depollute Sewage and Produce Compost

A partnership between Brazilian and Dutch researchers has demonstrated that it is possible to convert black water – the “heaviest” fraction of household waste...
Wriggling Microtubules

Wriggling Microtubules Help Explain Coupling of “Active” Defects and Curvature

Imagine a tiny donut-shaped droplet, covered with wriggling worms. The worms are packed so tightly together that they must locally line up with respect...
mosquitovideo

A Mosquito’s Secret Weapon: A Light Touch and Strong Wings

Scientists have found the key to mosquitoes’ stealth takeoffs: They barely push off when making a fast getaway, but instead rely on strong and...
Epilepsy Surgery

Mathematical Simulations Shed New Light on Epilepsy Surgery

About 100,000 people in the Netherlands suffer from epilepsy, a disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. In two thirds of patients, the disorder responds well...