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perovskite semiconductors

New Efficiency Record Set for Perovskite LEDs

Compared to OLEDs, which are widely used in high-end consumer electronics, the perovskite-based LEDs, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, can be...
stroke

A Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Stroke Risk, Irrespective of Genetic Risk

This drives home just how important a healthy lifestyle is for all of us, even those without an obvious genetic predisposition Hugh Markus Stroke is a...
Organ on a Chip

3D ‘Organ on a Chip’ Could Accelerate Search for New Disease...

Two-dimensional cell models have served the scientific community well, but we now need to move to three-dimensional cell models in order to develop the...
optical communications

Graphene May Exceed Bandwidth Demands of Future Telecommunications

The researchers have demonstrated how properties of graphene – a two-dimensional form of carbon - enable ultra-wide bandwidth communications and low power consumption to...
video

Mental Health Disorders: Risks and Resilience in Adolescence

Video: In this video you can see the regions of the brain coloured by how much they change between 14 and 24 years of age....
renewable energy

Scientists Pioneer a New Way to Turn Sunlight into Fuel

This could be a great platform for developing solar technologies. Katarzyna Sokół Photosynthesis is the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy. Oxygen is produced...
seizures

Electronic Device Implanted in the Brain Could Stop Seizures

These thin, organic films do minimal damage in the brain, and their electrical properties are well-suited for these types of applications. George Malliaras The researchers, from...
batteries

New Class of Materials Could Be Used to Make Batteries That...

Fields stagnate if you don’t keep looking for new compounds. Clare Grey Although these materials, known as niobium tungsten oxides, do not result in higher energy...
HIV virus

Trial of ‘Kick and Kill’ Approach to HIV Cure Leaves Puzzles...

The approach involves waking up and then killing the ‘sleeping’ HIV that is hiding in the body using an experimental approach known as ‘kick...
cancer treatment

Older People and Cancer: How Research Could Personalise Treatment Plans and...

Cancer is often described as a disease of ageing. And a key part of understanding any disease is studying its causes. This means that finding...
childhood brain tumour

Cell ‘Chatter’ Discovery Could Open Clinical Trial Opportunity for Fatal Childhood...

Brain tumours are hard to treat. But even this is a harrowing understatement for some forms of the disease. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is...
Brain Tumours

Unlocking New Insight into Brain Tumours Using Neuroscience

The brain is the most complex organ in our bodies, controlling almost everything we do. Our ability to breathe, our earliest memories and deepest...
hearing loss

Drug Could Protect Children from Hearing Loss After Chemo

When cisplatin was first used to treat cancer in the late 70s, it made a big impact. “It was the most extraordinary breakthrough treatment,” says Dr Penelope...
oesophageal cancer

Combining Heartburn Drugs and Aspirin Could Help Prevent Oesophageal Cancer in...

In the famous words of Benjamin Franklin: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While he may have been talking about fire...
Alzheimer’s disease

Brain Cholesterol Associated with Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

The question for us now is not how to eliminate cholesterol from the brain, but about how to control cholesterol’s role in Alzheimer’s disease...
greenhouse gas

Greenhouse Gas ‘Feedback Loop’ Discovered in Freshwater Lakes

The warming climates that promote the growth of aquatic plants have the potential to trigger a damaging feedback loop in natural ecosystems Andrew Tanentzap A new...
dementia

Mechanism Behind Neuron Death in Motor Neurone Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia...

This was a very exciting set of experiments where we were able to apply cutting edge tools from physics, chemistry and neurobiology to understand...
Superconductors

Some Superconductors Can Also Carry Currents of ‘Spin’

Spin is a particle’s intrinsic angular momentum, and is normally carried in non-superconducting, non-magnetic materials by individual electrons. Spin can be ‘up’ or ‘down’,...
infrared light

Researchers Develop Infrared-Based System to Read Body Language

The ability to use invisible light to determine someone’s role and attitude in social settings has powerful implications for individuals and organisations that are...
potassium

Potassium Gives Perovskite-Based Solar Cells an Efficiency Boost

Perovskites are very tolerant to additives – you can add new components and they’ll perform better. Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi An international team of researchers led by the...