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mosquitoes

Small Pest, Big Battle

The Aedes aegypti mosquito may be tiny but it can wreak major havoc on human health, spreading diseases such as Zika, dengue fever and...
post-traumatic stress disorder

New PTSD Study Identifies Potential Path to Treatment

A study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — conducted by the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), National PTSD Brain Bank, and Yale University...
Anti-angiogenic Therapyvideo

Immunosuppression Underlies Resistance to Anti-angiogenic Therapy

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified a novel mechanism behind resistance to angiogenesis inhibitors – drugs that fight cancer by suppressing...
nanosensor

Low-cost CO Sensor Developed Using Nanoscale Honeycomb Structures

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a highly sensitive, low-cost nanosensor that can quickly detect minute changes in carbon monoxide (CO) levels,...
Actuatorsvideo

An Extra Degree of Freedom

A module for rapid, accurate and versatile positioning of semiconductor chips has been developed by Singaporean researchers. It features a novel electromechanical actuator that...
adhesive wear

Fine Particles Come into Greater Focus

Adhesive wear occurs when two surfaces – such as a brake pad and a wheel’s disc, or a car tire and the road –...
breast cancer, Kidney Disease, Packaging, phosphorus

Biocartis and A*Star’s ETPL Initiate Development of Breast Cancer Assay to...

Biocartis Group NV (‘Biocartis’ or the ‘Company’), an innovative molecular diagnostics company (Euronext Brussels: BCART), today announced that it has extended its partnership with...
Huntington’s disease

Studies Begin on First Huntington’s Disease Sheep Imported to UK

Even though we’ve known for decades now exactly which genetic mutation causes Huntington’s disease, we’re arguably still no nearer a cure – the best...
protons

Laser Stripping Powers Protons

The Science Many large-scale accelerators deliver short, powerful pulses of proton beams. Creating the beams involves accumulating multiple lower power beam pulses to produce a...
Alzheimer’s disease

A Biophysical ‘Smoking Gun’

While much about Alzheimer’s disease remains a mystery, scientists do know that part of the disease’s progression involves a normal protein called tau, aggregating...
quantum computers

Classical Mechanics Helps Control Quantum Computers

Quantum technology is seen as an important future-oriented technology: smaller, faster and with higher performance than conventional electronics. However, exploiting quantum effects is difficult...
plants

A Whole-Genome Sequenced Rice Mutant Resource for the Study of Biofuel...

Rice is a staple food for over half of the world’s population and a model for studies of candidate bioenergy grasses such as sorghum,...
solitons, enzyme, schistosomiasis, infrared light, brain cancer, chronic pain, Artificial intelligence, immune response, prostate cancer, pollution mitigation, colony collapse, brain diseases, E. coli, enzyme sirtuin 6

Surprising Nature of Quantum Solitary Waves Revealed

Solitary waves – known as solitons – appear in many forms. Perhaps the most recognizable is the tsunami, which forms following a disruption on...
virus

New Virus Discovered in Migratory Bird in Rio Grande Do Sul,...

Researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) in Brazil have discovered a new virus in a migratory bird species. This...
yeast

New Species of Yeast Could Help Beer Brewers Reach New Heights

Researchers at the University of Manchester have discovered a new species of yeast that could help brewers create better lager. Working in collaboration with the...
Blood Vessels

How Blood Vessels Control Their Destiny

The endothelial cells that comprise blood vessels are uniquely responsive to cues from other organs, since their role is to integrate intimately into tissues...
copper

A New Way of Extracting Copper

MIT researchers have identified the proper temperature and chemical mixture to selectively separate pure copper and other metallic trace elements from sulfur-based minerals using...
tuberculosis

New Discovery Holds Potential as Tuberculosis Drug

Brian VanderVen, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, and colleagues at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, have discovered a key metabolic mechanism in Mycobacterium...
cytoskeleton

Seafood Poisoning Bug Thwarts a Key Host Defense by Attacking the...

The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a...
Astrocytes

Have You Thanked Your Brain’s Astrocytes Today?

Virginia Tech engineers are forging new computational tools to shed light on the role of vitally important cells in the human brain called astrocytes....