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Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Step Forward to Finding Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

A major step forward has been made by researchers at the University of St Andrews towards finding new treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA),...
deep learning

Deep Learning: A Superhuman Way to Look at Cells

It’s harder than you might think to look at a microscope image of an untreated cell and identify its features. To make cell characteristics...
Fission Yeast Genes

Cure for Fission Yeast Genes Could Have Bigger Things Ahead

Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have taken one step closer towards potential cures for several human genetic...
polymers

Worm-Inspired Tough Materials

The Science Known as the polychaete worm, it uses the tip of its jaw to inject lethal venom. The design of the jaw, with a...
breast cancer

Perioperative NSAIDs May Prevent Early Metastatic Relapse in Post-Surgical Breast Cancer...

According to new research conducted in mice by Whitehead Institute scientists, surgery in breast cancer patients, which while often curative, may trigger a systemic...
Ancient Butterfly

Fossil Study Sheds Light on Ancient Butterfly Wing Colours

An international team of researchers, including Dr Tim Starkey from the University of Exeter, have discovered new evidence for colour in Mesozoic fossils. The structural...
Magnesium ions

Getting Magnesium Ions to Pick Up the Pace

The Science Magnesium ions are doubly charged compared to singly charged lithium ions, so these batteries have the potential for storing more energy. In this...
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...
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UMD Researcher Uncovers Lyme Disease Protein Used to Outsmart the Human...

A University of Maryland (UMD) researcher has uncovered information on how the bacteria that causes Lyme disease persists in the body and fights early,...
light technique

New Light Technique Could Help Diagnose Illness

A new method of using light to scan the human body, developed by researchers at the University of St Andrews, could result in less...
polarization

Polarization has Strong Impact on Electrons

The movement of thousands of negatively charged atomic particles—electrons—makes modern electronics tick. Yet, ubiquitous as electrons are, the particulars of their behavior continue to...
Hard X-Rays

Fast! Hard X-Ray Flash Breaks Speed Record

The Science Reactions in solar panels, catalytic converters, and other devices are governed by the quick motion of electrons. To capture the movement of these...
nanoporous graphenevideo

One Step Closer to Using Nanoporous Graphene in Smart Filters and...

Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), the CiQUS research centre at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and the...
sensory system

Imagining an Object Can Change How We Hear Sounds Later

Seeing an object at the same time that you hear sound coming from somewhere else can lead to the “ventriloquist illusion” and its aftereffect,...
batteries

Seeing How Next-Generation Batteries Power-Up

The Science Next-generation batteries based on magnesium rather than lithium ions hold promise to be more efficient, safer, and cheaper. One electrode is metallic magnesium....
emotions

The Emotions We Feel May Shape What We See

Our emotional state in a given moment may influence what we see, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In two...
Super Thin Semiconductors

Superacids Are Good Medicine for Super Thin Semiconductors

The Science Designing wearable sensors or other devices demands robust, flexible electronics. Extremely thin films, just one atom thick, such as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), hold...
Atomic Vibrations

How to Turn Light Into Atomic Vibrations

The Science Sheet-like materials can have intriguing properties that could benefit devices from flexible electronics to solar cells. Researchers think they can customize the properties...
Polymer Solar Cells

Tubular Science Improves Polymer Solar Cells

The Science A popular polymer-based solar cell could produce more energy if the electronic charges can move efficiently through the cell’s components. A novel three-component...
stress

Lingering Negative Responses to Stress Linked With Health a Decade Later

People whose negative emotional responses to stress carry over to the following day are more likely to report health problems and physical limitations later...