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Blood Mutations

Blood Mutations Could Contaminate Genetic Analyses of Tumors

Genetic mutations in blood cells that have made their way into tumors could be red herrings that mislead physicians looking for genetic changes in...
uranium

Electronic Structure of Uranium Compounds Is Revealed

The actinides are a group of 15 radioactive elements that are part of the seventh row of the periodic table. This means their atoms...
Optical Rectennas

Researchers Boost Efficiency and Stability of Optical Rectennas

The research team that announced the first optical rectenna in 2015 is now reporting a two-fold efficiency improvement in the devices — and a...
cancer detection

Better Algorithms for Cancer Detection Using Ultrasound

Optimal treatment of cancer depends on timely diagnosis. Currently, GP’s tend to use rather imprecise and expensive diagnostic tests like MRI and CT scans,...
Metasurface Optics

Flat Metasurface Optics: Watson Lecture Preview

For hundreds of years, most optical elements like lenses and polarizers have been fabricated using carefully polished pieces of glass or crystals and assembled...
medical breakthrough

Powerful Glow Lights the Way to Medical Breakthroughs

Talk about shedding light on the unknown: A University of Virginia researcher has developed a way to set biological matter aglow that is 100...
Mitochondria

Penn Study First to Sequence DNA from a Single Mitochondria, a...

DNA sequences between mitochondria within a single cell are vastly different, found researchers in thePerelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This...
solar cells

Trends and Pathways to High-efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

Scientists from all over the world are fascinated by perovkite solar cells. Not only, because of the rapid progress in their efficiency levels. In...
catalysts

Finding and Understanding Low Cost Catalysts: It All Comes down to...

Catalysts can accelerate chemical reactions, while remaining unchanged. They are necessary for many reactions – including if you want to split water into hydrogen...
solar cells

How to Increase Efficiencies of Ultrathin CIGSe Solar Cells

CIGSe solar cells consist of Copper, Indium, Gallium and Selenide in a chalcopyrite structure and convert light into electrical energy. Thin film CIGSe cells...
autism

Genetic Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Evolutionary Brain Benefit

Genetic variants linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may have been positively selected during human evolution because they also contribute to enhanced cognition, a...
cell populations

Real-time in Vitro Monitoring of Cell Populations

Today the so-called microwell plates are the standard format for cell culturing. Typically, the analysis of what has happened in the different microwells is...
surgical incisions, food waste, weight gain, ultrathin graphene, Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, biopolymer, Memory limits, brain cancers, robots, sperm tails

Teaching Robots to Solve Their Own Problems

“I’m sorry, Dave. You told me to take out the trash, but there’s a big box blocking the door to the trash chute.” If...
zika virus

Study Identifies Biomarkers of Infection by Zika Virus in Aedes Mosquitoes

A study by Brazilian researchers published in the journal PLoS One has identified 13 lipids found in Aedes spp. mosquitoes as potential biomarkers for Zika...