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oligodendrocyte proteomics

Novel Methodology Increases Resolution in Oligodendrocyte Proteomics

One of the key challenges of proteomics, the study of all proteins expressed by a cell or organism, is managing to distinguish between molecules...
slippery roads

New Laser Technology Can Reduce Accidents on Slippery Roads

Experts have discovered a problematic substance, known as hydrohalite (NaCl, 2H2O), which can be formed on icy salted roads.Hydrohalite does not react to the...
Micro-spectrometer

Micro-Spectrometer Opens Door to a Wealth of New Smartphone Functions

Spectrometry, the analysis of visible and invisible light, has an enormous range of applications. Every material and every tissue has its own ‘footprint’ in...
wearable optics

In a First for Wearable Optics, Researchers Develop Stretchy Fiber to...

The exciting applications of wearable sensors have sparked a tremendous amount of research and business investment in recent years. Sensors attached to the body...
science camera

Illinois Researchers Develop Spectroscopic “Science Camera” System for Smartphone-Enabled Mobile Health

The latest versions of most smartphones contain at least two and sometimes three built-in cameras. Researchers at the University of Illinois would like to...
mass spectrometer

New Mass Spectrometer Will Help Develop Better Training for Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

Canine teams have long been considered the gold standard for finding concealed explosives. To validate this reputation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science...
plants

Ecologist’s Tool Assesses Plants’ Health from Above

Anyone who has taken high school biology knows that photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert sunlight into energy for growth. What you may...
liver cancer

Putting It to the Test

It’s estimated that about 788,000 people worldwide died of liver cancer in 2015, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, according to the latest statistics...
Smartphone

Handheld Spectral Analyzer Turns Smartphone into Diagnostic Tool

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require...
carbon

Key to Speeding Up Carbon Sequestration Discovered

Scientists at Caltech and USC have discovered a way to speed up the slow part of the chemical reaction that ultimately helps the earth...
Dry Ion Localization and Locomotion

Tiny “Tornado” Boosts Performance of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Known as Dry Ion Localization and Locomotion (DRILL), the new device creates a swirling flow that can separate electrospray droplets depending on their size....
radiocarbon

Laser Tracks Therapeutics, Nutrients, Toxins

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed a laser-based tabletop device to measure carbon-14 (radiocarbon).In biological systems, carbon-14 (14C ) can be used...
Triboelectric Nanogeneratorsvideo

Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have shown that replacing conventional power supplies with TENG devices for charging the molecules being analyzed can...
Quantum-Dot Spectrometer

NASA and MIT Collaborate to Develop Space-Based Quantum-Dot Spectrometer

A NASA technologist has teamed with the inventor of a new nanotechnology that could transform the way space scientists build spectrometers, the all-important device...
ATLAS detector

Physicists at Mainz University Construct Prototype for New Component of the...

One of the largest projects being undertaken at the CERN research center near Geneva – the ATLAS Experiment – is about to be upgraded....
contaminated food

UBC Student to Be Awarded for Inventing New Method of Detecting...

Yaxi Hu will accept the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation in Ottawa on Monday for her work with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to...
infants

Food Research Prevents Illness in Infants

It has long been known that children who receive infant formula are generally not as healthy as children who are breastfed and research has...
Nanoscale

Nanoscale Tetrapods Could Provide Early Warning of a Material’s Failure

Light-emitting, four-armed nanocrystals could someday form the basis of an early warning system in structural materials by revealing microscopic cracks that portend failure, thanks...
nanoscale

Making Friction Count

Inspired by the anatomy of insects, an interdisciplinary research team at the University of Alberta has come up with a novel way to quickly...
paper strips

Testing for Malaria—or Cancer—at Home, via Cheap Paper Strips

What if testing yourself for cancer or other diseases were as easy as testing your blood sugar or taking a home pregnancy test? In...