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lyophilization

Purdue Research Hub to Transform Freeze-Drying Process Used to Make Lifesaving...

Purdue University researchers and industry leaders are teaming up to transform the freeze-drying process, formally known as lyophilization, used to make everything from lifesaving...
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Investigators Eye New Target for Treating Movement Disorders

Blocking a nerve-cell receptor in part of the brain that coordinates movement could improve the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, dyskinesia and other movement disorders,...
diamond

Diamonds’ Flaws Hold Promise for New Technologies

“Historically, people called these defects ‘color centers’ because when you shine light on a diamond you see a bunch of pretty colors come back,”...
dead trees

100 Million Dead Trees in the Sierra Are a Massive Risk...

To drive through parts of the Sierra Nevada these days is to witness a morbid reminder of California’s extreme drought: Vast landscapes of standing...
immune system

New Drug Combination Kick-Starts Immune System to Fight Cancer

Scientists from King’s College London have found a way to boost the immune system to help it fight back against cancer. The breakthrough involves...
cancers, depression

Flawed Research Methods Exaggerate the Prevalence of Depression

An over-reliance on self-report screening questionnaires, wherein patients essentially define their own condition, in place of diagnostic interviews conducted by a health care professional,...
wireless communication

Beyond 5G

Imagine a roomful of 1,000 students all simultaneously experiencing an augmented reality lecture and demonstration. Or, how about riding in an autonomous vehicle that...
malaria

Research Highlights Role of Molecule That Directs Immune Response in Cases...

A fierce war begins raging in the human organism only days after a bite by a mosquito of the genus Anopheles infected with Plasmodium,...
Metasurface Optics

Flat Metasurface Optics: Watson Lecture Preview

For hundreds of years, most optical elements like lenses and polarizers have been fabricated using carefully polished pieces of glass or crystals and assembled...
climate change

Future Climate Change Revealed by Current Climate Variations

A team of scientists from the University of Exeter and the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology has pioneered a new process to reduce uncertainty...
Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: Neuronal Loss Very Limited

Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer’s is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons...
healthier behaviour

Could Re-Designing Supermarkets, Bars and Restaurants “Nudge” Us Towards Healthy Habits?

This includes improving diets, reducing alcohol consumption, and stopping smoking – in order to improve health across the population. The research will also investigate...
thermoelectric devices

Turning Heat into Electricity

What if you could run your air conditioner not on conventional electricity, but on the sun’s heat during a warm summer’s day? With advancements...
hearing loss

New Knowledge to Help People with Hidden Hearing Loss

DTU is heading a new research project in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, among others. The purpose of the project is to highlight the...
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...
batteries

Surprising Discovery Could Lead to Better Batteries

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most...
blood leakage

New Software Better Able to Predict Leakage Around Aortic Stents

Each year, approximately 2700 people in the Netherlands undergo surgery for an aneurysm (dilation) in their abdominal aorta. These procedures usually involve inserting a...