Friday, November 16, 2018
inflammation

Long Noncoding RNA Identified as a Key Regulator of Inflammation

Scientists have identified an RNA molecule with broad powers to regulate the body's inflammatory response to infection and injury. Called lincRNA-Cox2, it belongs to...
catalysts

Replicating Surfaces, in Extreme Detail

Yale researchers have developed a procedure that can replicate surface structures at the atomic scale - a breakthrough that could lead to better catalysts,...
biofuel cell

Next Step on the Path Towards an Efficient Biofuel Cell

Fuel cells that work with the enzyme hydrogenase are, in principle, just as efficient as those that contain the expensive precious metal platinum as...
hypersonic wind tunnel

Wind Tunnel and Lasers Provide Hypersonic Proving Ground at Sandia National...

It’s about speed, and Sandia National Laboratories, with a hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology, is in an excellent position to help...

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Study Looks at Irregular Sleep Habits and Health

Some people look forward to ‘falling back’ one hour in the fall and getting an ‘extra’ hour of sleep. However, others feel a change in sleep...

maverick immune cells

Two-Pronged Device Enables Maverick Immune Cells to Identify and Kill Cancers

Immune cells called Gamma Delta T cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, defying the conventional view of the immune system,...
Nanotubes

Nanotubes Built from Protein Crystals: Breakthrough in Biomolecular Engineering

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate...
Smoking Cessation

Research Leading the Way Towards Smoking Cessation

University of Newcastle’s Professor Billie Bonevski and Associate Professor Gillian Gould were presented with awards by the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) last...
fern plant

Fern Plant Infusion Keeps the Doctor Away in Medieval Europe

The remains of a medieval skeleton has shown the first physical evidence that a fern plant could have been used for medicinal purposes in...
dementia care

Health Services Must Address Multiple Conditions in Dementia Care

In a study led by the University of Exeter, most people with dementia had one or more additional chronic health condition – or comorbidity-...
hypoglycemia

Purdue Technology Opens the Door for Improved Rescue Kits for People with Diabetes, Hypoglycemia

Being with someone who has diabetes and needs immediate care to avoid a coma can be a frightening situation. Even worse, current products and...
Antioxidant

Antioxidant Protects Tissues, DNA from Radiation

New research shows that a powerful antioxidant may be just as useful one day protecting beachgoers and cancer patients from radioactive rays as it...
Nonlinear Optics

Physicists Discover New Way of Resonance Tuning for Nonlinear Optics

A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking...
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New Deep Knowledge AI System Could Resolve Bottlenecks in Drug Research

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the...

KAIST Introduces Faster and More Powerful Aqueous Hybrid Capacitor

Hybrid Capacitor
A KAIST research team made it one step closer to realizing safe energy storage with high energy density, high power density, and a longer...

Stanford Researchers Develop a Rooftop Device That Can Make Solar Power...

Rooftop Device
Stanford electrical engineer Shanhui Fan wants to revolutionize energy-producing rooftop arrays. Today, such arrays do one thing – they turn sunlight into electricity. But Fan’s lab has...

Ultrathin Transparent Silver Layers for Solar Cells

solar cells
Researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum and the Bergische Universität Wuppertal have developed a new production method for transparent, wafer-thin silver layers. The material could...