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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 bits

Quantum Transfer at the Push of a Button

In the new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers at ETH have now realized such...
lithium battery

Turbocharger for the Lithium Battery

A team of material researchers from Jülich, Munich and Prague succeeded in producing a composite material that is particularly well-suited to electrodes in lithium...
superinsulating windowsvideo

‘Super Window’ Could Save $10 Billion Annually in Energy Costs

About $20 billion worth of energy leaks out of windows in the United States each winter – and that’s with double-paned insulating windows installed...
global warming

Transforming Our Lives Can Limit Global Warming to 1.5c Without New...

The new study, published today in Nature Energy, is the first to show how the 1.5oC global warming target can be reached without increasing our...
oesophageal cancer

Combining Heartburn Drugs and Aspirin Could Help Prevent Oesophageal Cancer in...

In the famous words of Benjamin Franklin: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While he may have been talking about fire...
lung cancer

On the Search for New Approaches to Cure Lung Cancer

Protein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types...
multidrug-resistant pathogens

Quick Identification of Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens

If doctors diagnose a patient with blood poisoning, the patient will immediately be administered a broad-spectrum antibiotic. In many cases, however, the drug is...
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Preventive Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for those affected, as there is still no cure for this type of dementia. One hundred years...
nanowires

Atomically Thin Nanowires Convert Heat to Electricity More Efficiently

Heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using nanowires as thin as atoms, according to new University of Warwick research Atomically thin...
Parkinson’s disease

Collaboration Between Lund University Researchers and Novo Nordisk Paves the Way...

One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Novo Nordisk, are starting a new stem cell program for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease in close...
Glycoproteins

Chemical Octopus Catches Sneaky Cancer Clues, Trace Glycoproteins

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have engineered a chemical trap that exhaustively catches what are called glycoproteins, including minuscule traces that have previously escaped...
Oriental latrine blowflyvideo

Blowfly Uses Saliva to Keep Cool

On warm days the Oriental latrine blowfly (Chrysomya megacephala) keeps cool by moving a droplet of saliva repeatedly in and out of its buccal...
Fetal Immune System

Fetal Immune System Rejects the Mother in Preterm Labor

Preterm labor, a common pregnancy complication, has long been a mystery to scientists. But a new study from UC San Francisco shows it may...
Mini solar factory

Mini Solar Factory Now Also Works When It’s Cloudy

Using sunlight for sustainable and cheap production of, for example, medicines. The 'mini-factory' in the form of a leaf that chemical engineers from Eindhoven...
water-based battery

Researchers Have Developed a Water-Based Battery to Store Solar and Wind...

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is...
diabetes treatments

Hacking ‘Drug Trafficking’ Network Could Make Diabetes Treatments More Effective

The findings come from early-stage studies in both human cells and mice in which researchers tweaked the structure of an existing treatment for type...
artificial mole

An Artificial Mole as an Early Warning Sign

Alongside cardiovascular disease, cancer has become the top cause of death in industrialised countries. Many of those affected are diagnosed only after the tumour...
diabetes

This Gene Affects How Some Women Store Fat – and Increases...

A natural variation of the gene KLF14 causes some women to store fat on their bellies and hips and puts them at significantly increased risk of Type...
graphene

Individual Impurity Atoms Detectable in Graphene

Graphene is made of a two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. The strong bonds between the carbon atoms make graphene...