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antibiotic resistant

Scientific Breakthrough Could Explain How Superbugs Rapidly Evolve

A scientific breakthrough has revealed a new way that bacteria evolves, thought to be at least 1,000 times more efficient than any currently known...
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...
Arthritis

Researchers Discover Genetic Profile in Frogs to Treat Arthritis

Articular cartilages, once injured, cannot regrow or heal on their own. By understanding the mechanisms of how frog embryos develop to form facial cartilages,...
cerebellum development

Cells in “Little Brain” Have Distinctive Metabolic Needs

Cells’ metabolic needs are not uniform across the brain, researchers have learned. “Knocking out” an enzyme that regulates mitochondria, cells’ miniature power plants, specifically...
graphene

Researchers Quickly Harvest 2-D Materials, Bringing Them Closer to Commercialization

Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as...
advanced materials

Army-Funded Research Results in New Kits for Teaching Science

An affordable children's educational kit is the latest commercial spinoff of research pursued by the U.S. Army to create advanced materials for Soldier systems. A...
Topological insulators

Disorder Induces Topological Anderson Insulator

In experiments with ultracold atoms trapped and driven by lasers, researchers have created a new disorder-induced topological state previously predicted to occur in electronic...
microfluidic chip

Testing New Drugs with “ALS-On-A-Chip”

There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that gradually kills off the motor neurons that control muscles and is diagnosed...
Moringavideo

The “Miracle Tree” That Could Help Feed the World

There's Nothing Super-Looking About Moringa. It’s skinny and sparse in foliage. Its fragile branches sprout puny white flowers and droop with long twisted pods knobby...
Snapdragons

Genes Responsible for Difference in Flower Color of Snapdragons Identified

Snapdragons are charming tall plants, and flower in a range of bright colors. In Spain, where snapdragons grow wild, these flower colors show a...
pulmonary fibrosis

Study Reveals New Targets to Inhibit Pulmonary Fibrosis

In a study out this week in Science Translational Medicine, an international team led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center sheds new light on...
human microbiome

Scientists Call for Microbial “Noah’s Ark” to Protect Global Health

A Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led team of researchers is calling for the creation of a global microbiota vault to protect the long-term health of humanity. Such a Noah’s...
Saturn’s weird magnetic field

Latest Insights into Saturn’s Weird Magnetic Field Only Make Things Weirder

NASA’s Cassini mission – with Imperial kit on board – took a series of daring dives between the planet and its inmost ring in...
dynamic synthetic superstructures

New Bio-inspired Dynamic Materials Transform Themselves

Scientists have been searching for ways to develop materials that are as dynamic as living things, with the ability to change shape, move, and...
soybean oil-based biocoating

Researcher Developing New Industrial Uses for Wax Made from Soybean Oil

Petroleum-based paraffin wax commonly coats cardboard and all sorts of other products to improve durability and water resistance, but it can’t be recycled and...
Magnetic Reconnection

Solving a Plasma Physics Mystery: Magnetic Reconnection

The sun doesn't normally deliver electrical shocks. But on two days in September 1859, a solar flare caused electricity to flow from the atmosphere...
lithium-ion batteries

Building Bridges and Batteries

High school students Angela Mendez and Carolina Martinez spent seven weeks at UC San Diego working side by side in nanoengineering professor Zheng Chen’s...
meta-lensvideo

Revolutionary Ultra-thin “Meta-lens” Enables Full-color Imaging

Light of different colors travels at different speeds in different materials and structures. This is why we see white light split into its constituent...
anti-diabetic

Malaysian Medicinal Herb Has Anti-Diabetic Properties

Researchers in Malaysia have shown that the plant Cosmos caudatus Kunth contains chemicals that can lower blood glucose levels. These plant-based substances could be...
environmental monitoring

Stanford Students Deploy Machine Learning to Aid Environmental Monitoring

As Hurricane Florence ground its way through North Carolina, it released what might politely be called an excrement storm. Massive hog farm manure pools...