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cement

Riddle of cement’s structure is finally solved

Findings may guide development of formulas to make the material more durable, less CO2-intensive.
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Huntington’s Disease Brain Plaques Structure Described

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have shown that the core of the protein clumps found in the brains of people with Huntington’s...
graphene

Increasing Oil’s Performance with Crumpled Graphene Balls

Additive reduces friction and protects engines better than commercial lubricants
acoustic tweezers

Acoustic tweezers manipulate cells with sound waves

Technique could enable 3-D printing of cellular structures for tissue engineering.
chromosomes

Xistential crisis: there’s more to the story in silencing X chromosomes

Work could lead to ways to counteract X-linked diseases in girls and women 
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Pitt Team Finds Circadian Rhythm of Genes in Brain Changes with...

Examination of thousands of genes from nearly 150 human brains shows the circadian rhythm of gene activity changes with aging, according to a first-of-its-kind...
mercury

Global reductions in mercury emissions should lead to billions in economic...

Mercury pollution is a global problem with local consequences: Emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources travel around the world through the atmosphere,...
gene

A new twist in genetic switches

Rice University theorists reveal a new mechanism of gene regulation 
molecular motors, ocean

Peering under the hood into the workings of molecular motors

Understanding how tiny molecular motors called myosins use energy to fuel biological tasks like contracting muscles could lead to therapies for muscle diseases and...
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Sugar-coated bacteria cause human disease

Sugar-coating is not necessarily sweet when it comes to infectious disease-causing bacteria, scientists have shown. University of Adelaide researchers, in collaboration with Griffith University, have...

‘Connector hubs’ are the champions of brain coordination

  Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to...

‘Ecosystem of influence’: Study looks at the role of corporate funding...

A computer analysis of 20 years of data found that corporate funding influenced both the content and specific language used to encourage public skepticism...

Earth not due for a geomagnetic flip in the near future

The intensity of Earth’s geomagnetic field has been dropping for the past 200 years, at a rate that some scientists suspect may cause the...

Researchers Find Way to Make Metals Stronger Without Sacrificing Ductility

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a technique to make titanium stronger without sacrificing any of...

Penn Research Contributes New Understanding of the ‘Dewetting’ Process

When a material, typically a liquid, is confined by surfaces that it doesn't like, the material can be expelled from the confining region in...
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Ultrasensitive sensors made from boron-doped graphene

Ultrasensitive gas sensors based on the infusion of boron atoms into graphene -- a tightly bound matrix of carbon atoms -- may soon be...

Cracking the problem of river growth

A general mathematical theory that predicts how cracks spread through materials like glass and ice can also predict the direction in which rivers will...
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Compound developed at VUMC may delay Huntington’s disease

A compound developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University can improve early symptoms and delay progression of Huntington’s disease in a mouse model of the...

Creating an artificial sense of touch through electrical stimuli

A new study led by University of Chicago neuroscientists brings them one step closer to building prosthetic limbs for humans that recreate a sense...

Metal defects can be eliminated by cyclic loading

It’s a well-known characteristic of metals that repeated bending in the same place can cause the material to weaken and eventually break; this phenomenon,...