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eczema, solar cells, Antimicrobials, joint disorder, genetics, cancer

New Hope for Eczema Sufferers

Everyone who has ever had to endure eczema knows just how irritating the symptoms are. Now A*STAR researchers have pinpointed a genetic predisposition to...
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...
brain

Tangled up in Gray

A new study by Rice University researchers takes a step toward what they see as key to the advance of neuroscience: a better understanding...
healthcare

Screening for Disease or Toxins in a Drop of Blood

The promise of being able to quickly and accurately screen for diseases or chemical contaminants in a tiny drop of blood has long been...
viral viruses

Shining Light on the Social Lives of Viruses

Scientists know viruses are contagious and can spread quickly, but how do they interact with each other? To gain an understanding into how viruses spread,...
eczema, solar cells, Antimicrobials, joint disorder, genetics, cancer

Fishing for a Disease Gene

An immobile mutant zebrafish first described by scientists more than 20 years ago turns out to have defects in the same gene as people...
matter

Using Supercomputers to Delve Ever Deeper into the Building Blocks of...

Nuclear physicists are known for their atom-smashing explorations of the building blocks of visible matter. At the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle...
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...
cancer drug

A New Approach to Cancer Drug Discovery

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed and demonstrated a promising new strategy for the discovery of novel anti-cancer therapies. The TSRI scientists,...
Gravitational-Wavevideo

NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC...
laser

Laser-Focused: Chengyun Hua Turns the Heat up on Materials Research

In Chengyun Hua’s research, everything revolves around heat and how it moves. As a Russell Fellow at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National...
gravitational wavesvideo

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by...

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves -- ripples in space-time -- in addition to light from the spectacular collision of...
human genome

Scientists Demonstrate Path to Linking the Genome to Healthy Tissues and...

Since scientists first decoded a draft of the human genome more than 15 years ago, many questions have lingered, two of which have been...
Epidural analgesia

Research Rebuts Idea That Epidurals Prolong Labor

Epidural analgesia — a mix of anesthetics and narcotics delivered by a catheter placed close to the nerves of the spine — is the...
rheumatoid arthritis

Gel to Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

IBS scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), invented a hydrogel to fight rheumatoid arthritis and...
Alzheimer’s disease

New Mechanism Detected in Alzheimer’s Disease

McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer’s disease. Their study, published in...
fertilizers

Fertilizers Adjust Nitrogen Cycle of Prairie Plants, According to Iowa State...

Excess nitrogen gives an advantage to early season plants in Midwestern prairies, leading to further changes in prairie ecosystems, according to a recently published...
proteins

Study shows Proteins may Prevent Dysfunction and Disease by Relaxing

For many years, we thought that all proteins must fold into complicated shapes to fulfill their functions, looking like thousands of sets of custom-tailored...
bone cancer

New Drug Hope for Patients with Rare Bone Cancer

Patients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine – chordoma – could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists from the...
Bladder Cancer

Johns Hopkins Scientists Develop Experimental “Nano-Chemo” Particle to Treat Bladder Cancer

Working with mice and rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of...