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ultra-thin acoustic absorbers

Resonant Mechanism Discovery Could Inspire Ultra-Thin Acoustic Absorbers

Bats exert high predation pressure on nocturnal insects, such as moths. In defence against bat echolocation, the thin layer of tiny scales on moth...
Anti-Cancer Virusvideo

Anti-Cancer Virus Fits Tumor Receptor Like a “Key in a Lock”

Seneca Valley Virus sounds like the last bug you’d want to catch, but it could be the next breakthrough cancer therapy. Now, scientists at...
small flying robotsvideo

Small Flying Robots to Anchor onto Surfaces and Pull Heavy Loads

A closed door is just one of many obstacles that poses no barrier to a new type of flying, micro, tugging robot called a...
Sleep deprivation

Sleep Deprivation Boosts Effects of Drugs and Furthers Chemical Dependence

Sleep deprivation has become a worldwide epidemic. Research conducted in the United States shows that the number of adults who slept six hours or less rose...
fertilizers

Can We Grow One of the World’s Largest Food Crops Without...

In the United States, more than 90 million acres of corn are planted every year. Corn uses more land than any other crop. It...
stem cells

NUS Researchers Confine Mature Cells to Turn Them into Stem Cells

Stem cells are the blank slate on which all specialised cells in our bodies are built and they are the foundation for every organ...
brain development

Southampton Research Reveals Early Maternal Diet Affects Brain Development and Adult...

Poor protein in a mother’s diet in early pregnancy, around the time of conception, can have a lasting effect on brain development, according to...
polyethylene terephthalate

Research Enhances Enzyme That Degrades Plastic

Between 4.8 billion and 12.7 billion kilograms of plastic are dumped in the oceans every year, and if this trend continues, the volume will...
genome sequencing

Consortium with Participation by FAPESP Aims to Sequence DNA of All...

Earth is estimated to be home to between 10 million and 15 million eukaryotes – species of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms with...
Nicotine Withdrawal

Animal Study Suggests Common Diabetes Drug May Also Help with Nicotine...

In a mouse study, a drug that has helped millions of people around the world manage their diabetes might also help people ready to...
antibiotics

Beewolves Have Been Successfully Using the Same Antibiotics for 68 Million...

The discovery of penicillin about 90 years ago and the widespread introduction of antibiotics to combat infectious diseases have revolutionized human medicine. However, in...
potato beetles

Colorado Potato Beetle Genome Gives Insight into Major Agricultural Pest

The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry — and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed...
HIV-Positive Kidney Transplants

Johns Hopkins is the First Center in the United States Approved...

Johns Hopkins hopes to become the first hospital in the U.S. to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants from living donors. Potential kidney donors are...
earthquakes

Pressure Points for Human-Induced Earthquakes

Observations of induced earthquakes inspired KAUST researchers to develop a physics-based rupture model to determine the conditions most likely to cause large earthquakes. Potentially...
corneal transplants

New Study Offers Added Hope for Patients Awaiting Corneal Transplants

New national research led by Jonathan Lass of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has found that corneal donor tissue can be safely...
depression

Women Survive Crises Better Than Men

Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical...
Maternal Deaths

As U.S. Maternal Deaths Rise, UMD Research Underscores Impact of Flawed...

New research from the University of Maryland Population Research Center(MPRC), published in Birth, investigates the rapidly increasing rate of maternal mortality—the death of a...
Winter road salt

Winter Road Salt, Fertilizers Turning North American Waterways Increasingly Saltier

Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and other salty compounds that humans indirectly release into waterways....
scleroderma

Stem Cell Transplant for Severe Scleroderma Improves Survival, Quality of Life

New clinical trial findings show that a therapeutic regimen involving transplantation of a person’s own blood-forming stem cells can improve survival and quality of...
asthma

Uncovering Asthma’s Genetic Origins

The statistics about asthma are staggering. According to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 334 million people worldwide may suffer from this...