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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...
DrugPredict

Computer Program Finds New Uses for Old Drugs

Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) at Case Western Reserve University have helped develop a computer program to find new indications for...
wireless systems

Southampton Wireless Researchers Prepare for Billions of Connected Devices

Collaborative research between university experts from Southampton and Surrey is helping develop connectivity for future wireless systems that will combine tens of billions of...
E. coli Strains

One-Step Production of Aromatic Polyesters by E. coli Strains

KAIST systems metabolic engineers defined a novel strategy for microbial aromatic polyesters production fused with synthetic biology from renewable biomass. The team of Distinguished...
quantum state

A Rare Quantum State Realized in a New Material

The Science An exotic quantum state called a Dirac semimetal was realized in a novel magnetic material Sr1-yMn1-zSb2. This material features an unusual combination of...
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Further Evidence Shows Education Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s

A study just published in the ‘British Medical Journal’ confirms there is a link between education and the build-up of 'plaques' and 'tangles' of...
quantum hall

Leaving Flatland – Quantum Hall Physics in 4D

In literature, the potential existence of extra dimensions was discussed in Edwin Abbott’s satirical novel “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions” (1884), portraying the...
Multiple Sclerosis

Lipid Metabolism Controls Regeneration in the Central Nervous System

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which the body's own immune cells attack the fatty, insulating...
Postpartum depression

Neuroscientists Shed Light on Causes of Postpartum Depression Using New Research...

Postpartum depression strikes nearly one in five new mothers, who may experience anxiety, severe fatigue, inability to bond with their children and suicidal thoughts....