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human perception

Neuroscience Research Shows the Brain Is Strobing, Not Constant

It’s not just our eyes that play tricks on us, but our ears. That’s the finding of a landmark Australian-led collaboration that provides new...
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Less Is More to Produce Top-Notch 2D Materials

Molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) has potential as an important two-dimensional (2D) material, but its bulk manufacture has lagged behind that of others in its class....
2D materials, lithium-ion batteries, obesity, lupus, surfactants, Sterilization, skin on chip, Magnetic Skyrmions, cyber-security, wound infections, human genetics, immune system, eczema, solar cells, Antimicrobials, joint disorder, genetics, cancer

Unleashing Sulfur’s Potential

Hollow sulfur nanospheres wrapped inside sheets of molybdenum disulfide could form the ideal cathode material for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries, research from...
machine learning

Improving Clinical Trials with Machine Learning

Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that...
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Like Father like Child for Weight Gain

It's not only women who should be concerned about the impact of their weight on their children’s health. A*STAR researchers have identified a set...
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Lupus Link to Stimulatory Proteins

Autoimmune diseases such as lupus — in which the body attacks its own cells and tissues — are on the rise, according to A*STAR’s...
sleep

Researchers Reveal New Insights into Why Sleep Is Good for Our...

Researchers at the University of York have shed new light on sleep’s vital role in helping us make the most of our memory. Sleep, they...
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Better Ways with X-Rays

Low-energy X-rays are able to sterilize materials, offering a potentially cheap and effective alternative to current techniques, A*STAR researchers have shown. The effect of the...
metal air batteries

Renaissance of the Iron–Air Battery

Iron–air batteries promise a considerably higher energy density than present-day lithium-ion batteries. In addition, their main constituent – iron – is an abundant and...
antibiotics

How Robots Could Solve the Antibiotics Production Crisis

“A WHO report in February listed a worrying number of pathogens that threaten our health because there are fewer and fewer drugs that can...
antibiotics

Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss

The development of antibiotics is considered by many to be the greatest medical advancement in human history. Recently, however, the emergence of antimicrobial resistance...
Marfan syndromevideo

Researchers Reverse Heart Failure in Marfan Mice

In experiments with mice that have a rodent form of Marfan syndrome, Johns Hopkins researchers report that even modestly increasing stress on the animals’...
obesity

Gene Prompts Cells to Store Fat, Fueling Obesity

Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: People are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least...
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...
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Obesity During Pregnancy May Lead Directly to Fetal Overgrowth, NIH Study...

Obesity during pregnancy — independent of its health consequences such as diabetes — may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an...
eczema

Breastfed Babies Are Less Likely to Have Eczema as Teenagers, Study...

The study, which is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, examined more than 13,000 Belarussian teenagers enrolled in...
psychiatric disorders, genes, psychiatric conditions, carotid artery

Yale Study: Brain Imaging Reveals ADHD as a Collection of Different...

Yale researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have impairments in unique brain systems, indicating that there may not...
synthetic circuits

Synthetic Circuits Can Harvest Light Energy

By organizing pigments on a DNA scaffold, an MIT-led team of researchers has designed a light-harvesting material that closely mimics the structure of naturally...
continental breakup

Continental Breakup Triggered Massive CO2, GHG Emissions

Rate of change slower than today but knowledge will help plan for future warming Currently human activity is the primary driver of elevating atmospheric CO2,...
diabetes

The New Research That Could Transform Diabetes Treatment

In the lead-up to World Diabetes Day 2017, newly appointed Associate Professor Samantha Hocking is determined to challenge the one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. Associate Professor...