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.
A company called Evelo Therapeutics launched with a plan to create a variety of cancer treatments based on bacteria found in the microbiome.
An ocean heavily populated by invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish may be the future if ocean acidification continues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.