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Researchers develop antibiotic alternative to treat infections

November 10, 2015 12:13 pm | by Washington State Univ. | Comments

Washington State University researchers for the first time have discovered how electrical stimulation works for the treatment of bacterial infections, paving the way for a viable alternative to medicinal antibiotics.


New Startup to Make Bacteria-Based Cancer Treatments

November 10, 2015 11:56 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

A company called Evelo Therapeutics launched with a plan to create a variety of cancer treatments based on bacteria found in the microbiome.


Ocean Acidification May Help Invasive Species Rise

November 10, 2015 10:35 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

An ocean heavily populated by invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish may be the future if ocean acidification continues.


The Difference Between Earth and Lunar Rocks

November 10, 2015 10:31 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Scientists from the Southwest Research Institute, Dordt College and Washington Univ. believe they’ve honed in on an explanation for the lack of volatile elements in lunar rocks. And it all dates back to that formation collision.


Space Archaeologist Wins $1M TED Prize

November 10, 2015 8:59 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Described as a “modern-day Indiana Jones,” Sarah Parcak, a professor at the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, was recently named as the winner of the $1 million 2016 TED Prize.


The past shows how abrupt climate shifts affect Earth

November 9, 2015 1:00 pm | by Univ. of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute | Comments

New research shows how past abrupt climatic changes in the North Atlantic propagated globally. The study, led by researchers from Centre for Ice and Climate at the Univ. of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute, shows how interaction between heat transport in the ocean and the atmosphere caused the climatic changes to be expressed in different ways across the Southern Hemisphere.


New technology colors in the infrared rainbow

November 9, 2015 12:00 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke Univ. | Comments

Researchers have devised a technology that can bring true color to infrared imaging systems, like the one used to track Arnold Schwarzenegger through the jungle in the movie “Predator.” Traditional infrared imaging systems may look colorful on screen, with warm objects appearing redder and whiter than their surroundings. But these images are not created from actual colors.


Experiment records extreme quantum weirdness

November 9, 2015 11:09 am | by National Univ. of Singapore | Comments

Researchers from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National Univ. of Singapore and the Univ. of Seville in Spain have reported the most extreme “entanglement” between pairs of photons ever seen in the lab. The result was published in Physical Review Letters.


Tissue engineers recruit cells to make their own strong matrix

November 9, 2015 9:58 am | by David Orenstein, Brown Univ. | Comments

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but the best way to make something is often to co-opt the original process and make it work for you. In a sense, that’s how scientists at Brown Univ. accomplished a new advance in tissue engineering.


Researchers discover a new dimension to high-temperature superconductivity

November 9, 2015 8:04 am | by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | Comments

A team led by scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory combined powerful magnetic pulses with some of the brightest x-rays on the planet to discover a surprising 3-D arrangement of a material’s electrons that appears closely linked to a mysterious phenomenon known as high-temperature superconductivity.


New clues to how gatekeeper for the cell nucleus works

November 9, 2015 7:54 am | by Dan Krotz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have uncovered new clues to how a molecular machine inside the cell acts as a gatekeeper, allowing some molecules to enter and exit the nucleus while keeping other molecules out.


Membrane nanofasteners key to next-generation fuel cells

November 9, 2015 7:45 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Comments

Scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a new way of making fuel cell membranes using nanoscale fasteners, paving the way for lower-cost, higher-efficiency and more easily manufactured fuel cells.


Nanostructuring technology to simultaneously control heat, electricity

November 9, 2015 7:37 am | by Osaka Univ. | Comments

The improvement of thermoelectric materials that can directly convert wasted heat to electric energy may lead to one of the solutions for energy issues. For high performance in thermoelectric materials, it's required to easily conduct electricity while making it difficult for heat to pass through. Namely, high electrical conductivity and low thermal conductivity are needed.


Device combines power of mass spectrometry, microscopy

November 9, 2015 7:29 am | by Ron Walli, Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

A tool that provides world-class microscopy and spatially resolved chemical analysis shows considerable promise for advancing a number of areas of study, including chemical science, pharmaceutical development and disease progression.


Better, faster, cheaper imaging

November 6, 2015 2:39 pm | by Jacqueline Mitchell, Tufts Univ. | Comments

Researchers have pioneered a new way to study the properties of cells at unprecedented resolutions and speed, allowing them to examine more precisely, for example, the differences between cancer cells and healthy ones. The technique could lead to faster and more accurate diagnostic tests for a range of diseases or even offer insight into how we grow old.



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