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Fight tumors and infections with targeted drugs

Some drug regimens, such as those designed to eliminate tumors, are notorious for nasty side effects. Unwanted symptoms are often the result of medicine...

Using Computational Neuroscience to Unravel the Brain’s Mysteries

In new research published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team of scientists from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical...
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Switchable material could enable new memory chips

Small voltage can flip thin film between two crystal states — one metallic, one semiconducting.
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New method can improve diagnosis of thyroid cancer

Researchers at A.C. Camargo Cancer Center’s National Institute of Science and Technology in Oncogenomics (INCITO) in Brazil have identified a group of genes that serve as biomarkers...

Charging an electric car as fast as filling a tank of...

Electric cars will be competitive when they can be charged in the time it takes to fill the gas tank. EPFL researchers have found...

Copper deposition to fabricate tiny 3D objects

A new 3D microprinting process allows scientists to easily manufacture tiny, complex metal components. The used technology was designed by ETH researchers years ago...

New Method for Converting Solar Energy into Electrical Power Using Photo-bioelectrochemical...

A new paradigm for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells has been reported in the journal Nature Energy by researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,...

Scientists Demonstrate Basics of Nucleic Acid Computing Inside Cells 

Using strands of nucleic acid, scientists have demonstrated basic computing operations inside a living mammalian cell. The research could lead to an artificial sensing...

Cell-to-cell communication: More is better — up to a point

When it comes to communicating, cells perform better in crowds. When too many work together, though, the cells end up in a game of...

UCLA scientists create graphene barrier to precisely control molecules for making...

Gardeners often use sheets of plastic with strategically placed holes to allow their plants to grow but keep weeds from taking root. Scientists from UCLA’s...
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Bismuth-based nanoribbons show ‘topological’ transport, potential for new technologies

Researchers have created nanoribbons of an emerging class of materials called topological insulators and used a magnetic field to control their semiconductor properties, a...

Researchers find core genes for plant-fungal symbiosis

A new study by researchers at the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute(BTI) has uncovered a veritable trove of genes used by plants to form symbiotic relationships...

Molecular biology meets computer science tools in new system for CRISPR

A team of researchers from Microsoft and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new system that allows researchers to more...

Watching Electrons Cool in 30 Quadrillionths of a Second

Technique developed by researchers could have applications in visual displays, solar cells and photodetectors 
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New tool puts accurate DNA analysis in fast lane

Rice bioengineers’ method should lead to better database of thermal behaviors 

Missouri S&T team connects the dots in power supply systems

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is working to produce algorithms for cyber-physical systems (CPS) to help bridge the gap between computational...

Nearing the limits of life on Earth

Failure to find active microbes in coldest Antarctic soils has implications for search for life on Mars 

Graphene oxide ‘paper’ changes with strain

Rice researchers say material is more or less brittle, depending on how hard it’s pulled

Cheaper solar cells with 20.2% efficiency

EPFL scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on photovoltaic costs while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2%. Some of the most...
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Breakthrough in human cell transformation could revolutionise regenerative medicine

A breakthrough in the transformation of human cells by an international team led by researchers at the University of Bristol could open the door...