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X-ray imaging

Invention by NUS Chemists Opens the Door to Safer and Less...

Highly sensitive X-ray detector that incorporates novel nanocrystals reduces diagnostic radiation dose Medical imaging, such as X-ray or computerised tomography (CT), may soon be cheaper...
microelectronics

Ultra-Secure, Ultra-Reliable Trusted Microelectronics Development Project Will Focus on Hardware First

The sophisticated spy-vs.-spy of cybersecurity and cyberattacks has reached the point where even the foundational hardware and materials of electronic devices needs to be...
Bacteria-Fighting Polymers

Bacteria-Fighting Polymers Created with Light

New method developed at University of Warwick enables hundreds of polymers to be synthesised and tested for ability to kill superbugs Synthetic reproductions...
relaxor ferroelectrics

Relax, Just Break It

The properties of a solid depend on the arrangement of its atoms, which form a periodic crystal structure. At the nanoscale, arrangements that break...
antibiotics

Soil Prospecting Yields Wealth of Potential Antibiotics

Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics,...
quantum chipsvideo

Delft Scientists Make First ‘on Demand’ Entanglement Link

Researchers at QuTech in Delft have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than the entanglement is lost. Entanglement - once...
flu infectionvideo

Key Molecule for Flu Infection Identified

After decades of research, a research team has discovered the key receptor molecule that enhances the infection of the influenza A virus, providing a...
magnetic element

Scientists Discover New Magnetic Element

A new experimental discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates that the chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth single element...
MEA chipvideo

Imec Presents Novel Organ-on-Chip Platform for Drug Screening

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, presents this week at its technology forum ITF 2018 (Antwerp, May 23-24),...
Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Step Forward to Finding Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

A major step forward has been made by researchers at the University of St Andrews towards finding new treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA),...
pneumococcal infectionsvideo

Synthetic Carbohydrate Wards off Pneumococcal Infections

More effective vaccines against certain forms of pneumonia and meningitis could soon be available. A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute of...
Eumycetoma

New Drug Discovery Project Tackles Neglected Tropical Disease

A drug discovery project launched late yesterday will take an open source approach to discover compounds that could lead to treatment for a neglected...
antibiotic resistance

Scientists Make It Possible to Rank the Risk of Resistance Genes

The genes that are able to equip bacteria with resistance to clinically used antibiotics have been found in many different natural environments. Nevertheless, a...
addiction

New Research Aims to Understand How Genetic Differences Contribute to Addiction

Rohan Palmer, an assistant professor of psychology in Emory College, started on the path to becoming a researcher as an undergraduate, when he worked...
Quantum Systems

DARPA Program Aims to Extend Lifetime of Quantum Systems

Whether it is excited electrons emitting photons in a lightbulb or the vibrational frequency of atoms in an atomic clock, quantum phenomena are simultaneously...
cancer

Understanding the Dynamics of Cancer

Although significant advances have been made in the treatment of many types of cancer, malignancies remain life-threatening diseases. The prospects for effective treatment vary...
graphene

Light May Unlock a New Quantum Dance for Electrons in Graphene

A team of researchers has devised a simple way to tune a hallmark quantum effect in graphene—the material formed from a single layer of...
autism

Being Bilingual May Help Autistic Children

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make...
air-conditionervideo

NUS Researchers Pioneer Water-Based, Eco-Friendly and Energy-Saving Air-Conditioner

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low...
obesity

NFIA Identified as Promising Target for Treating Obesity

University of Tokyo researchers have identified a novel regulator of brown adipose tissue, a heat-producing tissue also known as brown fat. This finding holds...