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Seaweed

Seaweed a Possible Source for Future Products

Seaweeds grow abundantly, and are relatively little affected by harmful environmental impact, along Swedish coasts. At the same time, there is a huge demand...
optoelectronic semiconductor

Colloidal Quantum Dots make LEDs shine bright in the Infrared

The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material should be a strong light emitter i.e. should emit light very efficiently upon optical excitation as well as be...
cancer cells

Measuring Cancer Cell “Fitness” Reveals Drug Susceptibility

By studying both the physical and genomic features of cancer cells, MIT researchers have come up with a new way to investigate why some...
cell’s internal clock

Cells Decide When to Divide Based on Their Internal Clocks

Cells replicate by dividing, but scientists still don’t know exactly how they decide when to split. Deciding the right time and the right size...
protein receptor

Building A Better “CAR”

In his 1971 State of the Union address, President Richard Nixon dedicated the country to finding a cure for cancer. “The time has come...
nanomachines

Nonstop Transport of Cargo in Nanomachines

Moving around, sensing the extracellular environment, and signaling to other cells are important for a cell to function properly. Responsible for those tasks are...
Chronic Pain

Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?

For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of...
cancer cells

‘Orphan’ RNAs Make Cancer Deadlier, But Potentially Easier to Diagnose

Scientists have long known that cancer can hijack a cell’s existing regulatory circuitry and transform healthy cells into deadly malignancies. But a new discovery...
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...
breast cancer

Breast Cancer: Stress Signaling Promotes Metastasis and Therapy Resistance

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM gGmbH) have identified a...
nozzle-free electrospinning device, HIV-associated heart disease, robots, dementia and stroke, fatty liver, stroke, sleeping sickness, Sight Loss

Nano-Scale Process May Usher in Cheaper Products

The process could speed the commercial development of devices, materials and technologies that exploit the physical properties of nanoparticles, which are thousands of times...
Immunotherapy

Scientific Breakthrough: Promising New Target for Immunotherapy

Following the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine, global attention is now more than ever turned toward the promise of immunotherapy in oncology. An international...
single-photon source

Smallest Light Portions at the Touch of a Button

Researchers of the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology IQST at the 5th Institute of Physics at the University of Stuttgart (Head: Prof. Tilman...
Plant Protein

How Plant Protein Feronia Protects Against Bacterial Attackers

Plant scientists at Iowa State University have shed new light on a genetic pathway that influences both plant growth and disease resistance, making it...
biomass

Studies Seek Better Ways to Use Biomass

Sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” according...
Graphene

What Does Graphene Do in Our Lungs?

Graphene has been hailed as the material of the future. As yet, however, little is known about whether and how graphene affects our health...
Genetic Infections

How Yeast Cells Detect Genetic Infections

ETH researchers studying yeast cells have discovered a surprisingly located new mechanism for detecting foreign genetic material – whether from pathogens or environmental contamination...
leaf complexity

Radical Call to Overhaul Leaf Biology Models Using 3D Imaging

A global team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of Sydney and Australian National University, has issued a clarion call for biologists...
type 2 diabetes

New Discovery Restores Insulin Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetes

By blocking a protein, VDAC1, in the insulin-producing beta cells, it is possible to restore their normal function in case of type 2 diabetes....

New Path to More Gentle Tuberculosis Treatment

Researchers at CEITEC MU have defined a new goal for those looking for new ways to fight tuberculosis. Their research makes it possible to attempt...