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HudsonAlpha Scientists Identify “poisonous” Piece of Genetic Code Causing Infant Seizures

Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have pinpointed a previously unknown cause of a serious seizure disorder most common in babies, potentially opening...
rare disease, Alzheimer’s, elective genetic tests, infant seizures, dementia, genomics sequencing technology

Researchers Identify New Candidate Genetic Risk Factor for Type of Dementia

Scientists from the Myers Lab at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology contributed to finding a newly-identified risk factor for one of the more common forms of...
rare disease, Alzheimer’s, elective genetic tests, infant seizures, dementia, genomics sequencing technology

HudsonAlpha to Deploy New Genomics Sequencing Technology to Diagnose Children in...

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a genomics and genetics research institute in Huntsville, Ala., will use a new genomic sequencing system to conduct additional diagnostic...
metric system

For All Times, For All Peoples: How Replacing the Kilogram Empowers...

Two unusual things happened on Nov. 16, 2018. Fifty-five nations from every continent (except Antarctica) agreed on something, and metrology, the science of measurement,...
Weights and Measures

Historic Vote Ties Kilogram and Other Units to Natural Constants

A convocation of delegates representing 60 countries voted today in Versailles to implement the most significant change to the International System of Units (SI)...
Endocrine Disruptors

Nine ”New” Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Identified

Years of research have shown that a wide range of chemical substances may have endocrine disrupting effects. Authorities and NGOs around the world have...
Microbiome

A Simple Way to Solve the Complex Mysteries of the Microbiome

This much is clear: The tiny bacteria that live on and inside us are tremendously important for our health and well-being, affecting everything from our mood to...
cancers

New Approach to Understanding Cancers Will Speed Treatments

A new innovation in cancer research will enable scientists to understand the complex causes of the disease with unprecedented speed and sophistication. This will...
water resources

Global Hotspots for Potential Water Disputes

The new study aims to facilitate the implementation of strategies to encourage cooperation between countries.The combination of climate change and demographic growth is...
autonomous robotsvideo

Robot Masters Human Balancing Act

When walking in a crowded place, humans typically aren’t thinking about how we avoid bumping into one another. We are built to use a...
autonomous robotsvideo

Robot Masters Human Balancing Act

When walking in a crowded place, humans typically aren’t thinking about how we avoid bumping into one another. We are built to use a...
quantum information

Quantum Information Science: Making the Leap

Quantum information science will contribute to one of the next revolutions in computing, but realizing that promise will stretch our scientific understanding and technological...
losing weight

3 Reasons You Never Have to Diet Again

The battle of the bulge is almost over, says the University of Sydney's Dr Nick Fuller. In his new book, he provides practical advice...
quantum computingvideo

Primed for a Quantum Leap in Research

Since being proposed a half-century ago, quantum computing has been confined to science fiction and the daydreams of physicists. Then that all changed.“In the last...
processorvideo

Accelerating Scientific Discovery Through Code Optimization on Many-Core Processors

Supercomputers are enabling scientists to study problems they could not otherwise tackle—from understanding what happens when two black holes collide and figuring out how...
solar cell

Researchers Refute 20-Year-Old Assumptions in Solar Cell Production

Research led by the University of Luxembourg investigated the manufacturing process of solar cells. The researchers proved that assumptions on chemical processes that were...
Piezoelectrics

Today`s Highest Quality Composite-Piezoelectric Developed at NUST MISIS

Piezoelectrics are one of the world`s most amazing materials. It is possible to literally squeeze electricity from them. That is, an electric charge appears at the time of the material`s compression (or stretching)....
enough sleep

Americans Are Getting More ZZZZs

Although more than one in three Americans still don’t get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut...
Zimmer's conjecture

International Workshop to Recognize IU Mathematician’s Breakthrough Work on ‘Zimmer’s Conjecture’

A major mathematical breakthrough led by an Indiana University Bloomington professor will be the subject of an international conference this month in California.IU mathematician David...
quantum physics

In the Kaleidoscope of Quantum Physics

Roughly 100 years after the quantum nature of light and matter was discovered, quantum physics is experiencing a kind of revolution. New techniques based,...