A team of researchers including Rensselaer professor Morgan Schaller has used mathematical modeling to show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms a group of tiny ... - Read More
Poop could be a goldmine literally Surprisingly treated solid waste contains gold silver and other metals as well as rare elements such as palladium and vanadium that are used in electronics and alloys Now researchers ... - Read More
Like vast international trading companies biological systems pick up freight items in the form of small molecules transport them from place to place and release them at their proper destination These ubiquitous processes are critical ... - Read More
that’s a key trait for many people who are wary of buzz inducing drugs and for potential medical treatments for children As for recreational users the lack of CBD in marijuana means that many of ... - Read More
As one of the first research Institutes to take part in the MinION Access Programme MAP for portable DNA sequencing introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies The Genome Analysis Centre TGAC 's task force share their ... - Read More
A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be a major contributor to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing sniffling and wheezing during allergy season The gases nitrogen dioxide ... - Read More
The Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society ACS will recognize the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW for its tireless efforts in promoting the peaceful use of chemistry at the Society’s ... - Read More
Since HIV emerged in the ‘80s drug “cocktails” transformed the deadly disease into a manageable one But the virus is adept at developing resistance to drugs and treatment regimens require tweaking that can be costly ... - Read More
Gyroscopes measure rotation in everyday technologies from unmanned aerial vehicles to cell phone screen stabilizers Though many animals can move with more precision and accuracy than our best engineered aircraft and technologies gyroscopes are rarely ... - Read More
Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material inspired by biological catalysts that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe First used 100 years ago during ... - Read More
Researchers explain why a tropical worm's twin jets of paralyzing slime are anything but sluggish The velvet worm is a slow moving unassuming creature With its soft body probing antennae and stubby legs it looks ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and colleagues found that microbial communities in different regions of the Pacific Ocean displayed strikingly similar daily rhythms in their metabolism despite inhabiting extremely different habitats the ... - Read More
James Bond liked his martini to be 'shaken not stirred' and now A*STAR researchers have found that shaking rather than stirring also produces better nanoparticles for bioimaging with important implications for spying on cancer Fluorescent ... - Read More
Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have found that periphyton a community of algae bacteria and other natural material living on submerged surfaces is helping to transform mercury pollution from a Superfund site along a New ... - Read More
Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an effective amount to reach ... - Read More
As with magnets and alternating current positively charged molecules never aim for one another Indeed similarly charged poles are repelled Nevertheless a team from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Chemistry has managed to become ... - Read More
In nacre layer lattices of inorganic calcium carbonate alternate with layers of organic material Chitin collagen and various proteins ensure that the calcium carbonate grows in these defined layers What role the proteins play during ... - Read More
Unique proteins newly discovered in heat loving bacteria are more than capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose possibly paving the way for more efficient methods of converting plant matter into biofuels The unusual proteins ... - Read More
Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons which could be an effective treatment for a variety ... - Read More
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