Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks ” one wave after another found a Northwestern ... - Read More
Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats This mobile ... - Read More
Traditional genomic proteomic and other screening methods currently used to characterize drug mechanisms are time consuming and require special equipment but now researchers led by chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offer ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of Strathclyde and City University of New York have created methods that dramatically simplify the discovery of biological gels for food cosmetics and biomedicine as published in the journal Nature Chemistry ... - Read More
The same research team that developed the first laser based on a living cell has shown that use of fluorescent proteins in a solid form rather than in solution greatly increases the intensity of light ... - Read More
Scientists can now explore nerves in mice in much greater detail than ever before thanks to an approach developed by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL in Monterotondo Italy The work published online ... - Read More
As solar panels become less expensive and capable of generating more power solar energy is becoming a more commercially viable alternative source of electricity However the photovoltaic cells now used to turn sunlight into electricity ... - Read More
Large scale storage of low pressure gaseous hydrogen in salt caverns and other underground sites for transportation fuel and grid scale energy applications offers several advantages over above ground storage says a recent Sandia National ... - Read More
Cancer therapy can be much more effective using a new way to customize nuclear medicine treatment researchers say in the December 2014 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine The process could also be useful ... - Read More
Optogenetics is one of the hottest tools in biomedical research today a method that uses gene therapy to deliver light sensitive proteins into specific cells This new tool allows researchers to interact with a single ... - Read More
Fine dusts from industry traffic and households are omnipresent Still they are difficult to capture by reliable medical measurements KIT researchers have now developed an exposure system by means of which biological cells are exposed ... - Read More
Cells are restless They move during embryogenesis tissue repair regeneration chemotaxis Even in disease tumor metastasis cells get around To do this they have to keep reorganizing their cytoskeleton removing pieces from one end of ... - Read More
How can light which has been captured in a solar cell be examined in experiments Jülich scientists have succeeded in looking directly at light propagation within a solar cell by using a trick The photovoltaics ... - Read More
A new technology that reveals cellular gene transcription in greater detail has been developed by Dr Daniel Kaufmann of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre CRCHUM and the research team he directed This new ... - Read More
Jena scientists have been successful in producing highly specific nanoparticles Depending on the bound dye the particles are guided to the liver or to the kidney and deliver their payload of active ingredients directly to ... - Read More
For years scientists have been pursuing artificial leaf technology a green approach to making hydrogen fuel that copies plants' ability to convert sunlight into a form of energy they can use Now one team reports ... - Read More
Published in the journal Nature the discovery could revolutionise fuel cells and other hydrogen based technologies as they require a barrier that only allow protons hydrogen atoms stripped off their electrons to pass through In ... - Read More
Portuguese researchers have developed a new method which from images of a protein in a population of cells quantifies its distribution how much there is and where in the cell for that population The discovery ... - Read More
Barely has the research aircraft HALO entered the kilometre high clouds towering above the Brazilian rainforest than the researchers find themselves in a complete haze but they can rely on the measuring instruments that are ... - Read More
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