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microfluidic device

Microfluidics Probe ‘Cholesterol’ of the Oil Industry

It sounds cliché, but things do get worse before they get better when oil and gas lines are being cleared of contaminants, according to...
Type 2 Diabetes

Lower Brain Glucose Levels Found in People with Obesity, Type 2...

Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale...
matter

Riddle of Matter Remains Unsolved: Proton and Antiproton Share Fundamental Properties

Scientists are still in search of a difference between protons and antiprotons which would help to potentially explain the existence of matter in our...
Glaucoma

‘Y’ a Protein Unicorn Might Matter in Glaucoma

So unheard of was what researchers discovered in a protein associated with glaucoma that for over two years they ran it through a gauntlet...
amoeba

Amoeba-like Oscillating Materials Synthesized in Lab

A research group at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have created for the first time amoeba-like fluids that oscillate spontaneously between liquid...
immune system

Fast and Adaptable

Dendritic cells regulate the immune system, attack viruses and bacteria and prevent unwanted and harmful immune system reactions. There are many different sub-species of...
digital memories

New Material for Digital Memories of the Future

The phenomenon can be used for small and flexible digital memories of the future, and for completely new types of solar cells. In an article...
brain

Nature or Nurture? Innate Social Behaviors in the Mouse Brain

Adult male mice have a simple repertoire of innate, or instinctive, social behaviors: When encountering a female, a male mouse will try to mate...
wearable devicevideo

Wearables to Boost Security of Voice-based Log-In

A security-token necklace, ear buds or eyeglasses developed at the University of Michigan could eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication—the practice of logging in to...
Heart Failure

Mouse Studies Shed Light on How Protein Controls Heart Failure

A new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle...
gold film

MIPT Scientists Revisit Optical Constants of Ultrathin Gold Films

Metal films with a thickness of tens of nanometers, or tens of billionths of a meter, are widely used to produce compact chemical and...
Skeletal muscles

How Skeletal-Muscle Proteins Generate Force Together

A University of Tokyo research group has shown that the skeletal-muscle protein myosin, clustered in a mass, works collectively to generate force in response...
pollutant

Pollutant Emitted by Biomass Burning Causes DNA Damage and Lung Cell...

When exposed in a laboratory to pollution levels comparable to those found in the atmosphere of the Amazon region during the forest and crop...
human protein

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Teams up with Swedish Researchers to Map All...

The project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donor advised fund, an advised fund of Silicon...
breast implants

Rare Cancer Linked with Breast Implants May Be Underreported, Misunderstood

A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the...
immune system

Researchers Release the Brakes on the Immune System

Many tumors possess mechanisms to avoid destruction by the immune system. For instance, they misuse the natural “brakes” in the immune defense mechanism, which...
Malaria Parasite

Malaria Parasite in the Americas Is More Genetically Diverse than Previously...

The populations found in the Americas of Plasmodium vivax, one of the main human malaria parasites, are as genetically diverse as those found in...
blue halo

Petals Produce a ‘Blue Halo’ That Helps Bees Find Flowers

The disorder we see in petal nanostructures appears to have been harnessed by evolution and ends up aiding floral communication with bees Beverley Glover Latest research...
medical testing

New Plan Aims to Slash Unnecessary Medical Testing

Researchers at top hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, including the University of Virginia Health System, have developed an ambitious plan to eliminate unnecessary...
CRISPR-Cas9

Need for Speed Makes Genome Editing Efficient, If Not Better

Rice University researchers have developed a computational model to quantify the mechanism by which CRISPR-Cas9 proteins find their genome-editing targets. Anatoly Kolomeisky, a Rice professor...