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Buried nuclear waste risky, say Stanford experts

Radioactive material from the laboratories that design America's nuclear weapons will have to be buried and kept away from humans for at least 10,000...

New particle can track chemo

Discovery could reveal how well – and how fast – treatment finds and kills cancer
micronutrient deficiencies, drug therapy, antibiotic, gene sequencing, IBM, metal, immune system

U-M, IBM partner on advanced conversational computing system

In an effort to help solve one of the grand challenges of artificial intelligence, the University of Michigan and IBM have launched a $4.5...

Persistence wins out with discovery that could lead to cure for...

An international research team has discovered an important new genetic target for the development of possible treatments for the common inherited blood diseases sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia.

New Concept for Digital Data Storage

International research team demonstrates controlled switching of an antiferromagnet

Seeing where energy goes may bring scientists closer to realizing nuclear...

An international team of researchers has taken a step toward achieving controlled nuclear fusion—a process that powers the Sun and other stars, and has...

BESC study seeks nature’s best biocatalysts for biofuel production 

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break...

New DARPA Grant Advances Work in Focused Ultrasound 

Our bodies maintain a state of equilibrium, or homeostasis, through our peripheral nervous system, through neural reflexes that modulate the function of organ systems...
3d printing

Researchers outline physics of metal 3D printing

While the most common method of metal 3D printing is growing exponentially, moving forward from producing prototypes to manufacturing critical parts will be possible only by...

One-Stop Shop for Biofuels

JBEI Researchers Develop First High-Gravity One-Pot process for Producing Cellulosic Ethanol
blood clotting

Synthetic antibody detects proteins

Research could lead to nanosensors that recognize fibrinogen, insulin, or other biomarkers.
Immune system

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find new evidence of immune...

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found a potential way to influence long-term memory formation in the immune system. The researchers...

Hay fever medicine reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

Researchers from KU Leuven have identified the cause of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As a result, they were able...
bacterium, antibiotic resistance, lung cancer, EGFR mutations, cancer

Crystal structure reveals secrets of virulent bacterium

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have obtained the crystal structure of a toxin from the bacterium Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) — the leading cause of...

Once thought unstoppable, bacterial superweapon falters with too many targets

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of Basel found that a mechanism used by many disease-causing bacteria that was once thought to be...

Annihilating nanoscale defects

Target dates are critical when the semiconductor industry adds small, enhanced features to our favorite devices by integrating advanced materials onto the surfaces of...

Using spider silk to detect molecules

At EPFL, fiber optics specialists have discovered some unique qualities of spider silk when it comes to conducting light and reacting to certain substances. “It’s...

Nano-hybrid materials create magnetic effect

Rice, Montreal Polytechnic study details electromagnetic properties of graphene-boron nitride materials

Scientists pinpoint one way nanoparticles damage immune cells

New evidence points to protein oxidation, a common means of molecular damage

Shiny Fish Skin Inspires Nanoscale Light Reflectors

A nature-inspired method to model the reflection of light from the skin of silvery fish and other organisms may be possible, according to Penn...