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fungi

Yale Researchers Use New Techniques to Pinpoint Evolution in Fungi

Authors from Yale and Michigan State University collaborated on a National Science Foundation study of five types of fungi that has illuminated a successful...
skin cancer

Diet Rich in Tomatoes Cuts Skin Cancer in Half in Mice

Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University. The new...
Pancreatic Cancer

Blood Test for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Headed to Clinic

A newly identified biomarker panel could pave the way to earlier detection and better treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to new research from thePerelman...
catalysts

Speeding Up Catalysts for Energy Storage

The Science Energy from solar panels generally can’t be stored for rainy days because there is no efficient way to store the electricity. In contrast,...
irrigation

Bayer and Netafim Develop New Smart Irrigation Approach

Bayer and the Israeli company Netafim are joining forces to enhance the application of crop protection products while supplying crops with water in the...
climate

Soils Could Release Much More Carbon than Expected as Climate Warms

The Science Soils contain more carbon than the atmosphere, so how soils respond to warming is crucial to knowing how carbon fluxes in a changing...
switchgrass

Loosening of Lignocellulose: Switchgrass and Success in Sugar Release

The Science Near-term fossil fuel alternatives could reduce carbon emissions and ensure U.S. energy security. One alternative uses switchgrass, a perennial plant, that is able...
Multi-Tiered Iterative Phasing

New Berkeley Lab Algorithms Extract 3-D Biological Structure From Limited Data

Understanding the 3-D molecular structure of important nanoobjects like proteins and viruses is crucial in biology and medicine. With recent advances in X-ray technology,...
mercury

Study Finds Mercury Levels in Arctic Soils 5 times Higher than...

Plants and soil in the Arctic tundra absorb and store mercury released into the atmosphere by industry and mining in the Earth's temperate regions,...
nanoparticles

No Assembly Required: Nanoparticles that Put Themselves Together

When you bring a box home from the furniture store, you don't expect the screws, slats, and other pieces to magically converge into a...
cornea infection

A New Twist to Treating Fungal Cornea Infection

A*STAR researchers have created synthetic molecules to treat fungal keratitis – an infection of the cornea that causes visual disability1. The new molecules are...
energy-recycling stairsvideo

Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier with Energy-Recycling Steps

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier. They’ve built energy-recycling stairs that...
exoskeleton devicevideo

Carnegie Mellon Develops Landmark Achievement in Walking Technology

Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering are using feedback from the human body to develop designs for exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs. Published in...
drone

Miniaturizing the Brain of a Drone

In recent years, engineers have worked to shrink drone technology, building flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded with even...
catalysts

Scientists Can Now Locate Oxygen in the Structure of Catalysts with...

A major new application of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR technology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has led to the ability to...
wind turbine

DTU Wind Energy wins first and second place at the International...

On July 7th, DTU Wind Energy participated in the annual International Small Wind Turbine Contest. DTU Wind Energy participated with a vertical axis wind...
electrode

Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits...

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took...
metabolism, Equilibrium

Spontaneous System Follows Rules of Equilibrium

Scientists have long known the ins and outs of equilibrium thermodynamics. Systems in equilibrium — a stable state of unchanging balance — are governed...
Light-emitting fabrics

Light-emitting Fabrics Pave the Way for Future Fashions

The University of Southampton is shining a light on future fashions thanks to an innovative collaboration between electronics experts and art school students. Working with...
antimicrobial resistance

How Can Diagnostics Deliver a More Effective Use of Antibiotics in...

The award, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) working in partnership with the Department of Health and the Arts and Humanities...