For the first time MIT neuroscientists have shown they can control muscle movement by applying optogenetics a technique that allows scientists to control neurons' electrical impulses with light to the spinal cords of animals that ... - Read More
Methane is a simple molecule consisting of just one carbon atom bound to four hydrogen atoms But that simplicity belies the complex role the molecule plays on Earth it is an important greenhouse gas is ... - Read More
Researchers with Oregon Health & amp Science University's Vollum Institute have given science a new and unprecedented 3 D view of one of the most important receptors in the brain a receptor that allows us ... - Read More
Released 6 25 2014 12 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Georgia Institute of Technology more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations National Science Foundation NASA Astrobiology Program NSF CHE ... - Read More
The use of nanoparticles in cancer research is considered as a promising approach in detecting and fighting tumor cells The method has however often failed because the human immune system recognizes the particles as foreign ... - Read More
Scientists are using a pioneering method of 'caging' and cooling water molecules to study the change in orientation of the magnetic nuclei at the centre of each hydrogen atom a process which transforms the molecule ... - Read More
Scientists know that wildland fire emissions play a significant role in the global carbon cycle and that its principal component carbon dioxide is a primary driver of climate change But predicting and quantifying the effects ... - Read More
Real invisibility cloaks are rather complex and work in certain situations only The laws of physics prevent an optical invisibility cloak from making objects in air invisible for any directions colors and polarizations If the ... - Read More
A route for constructing protein nanomachines engineered for specific applications may be closer to reality Biological systems produce an incredible array of self assembling functional protein tools Some examples of these nanoscale protein materials are ... - Read More
A team led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI has used advanced electron microscopy techniques to determine the first accurate structural map of Mediator one of the largest and most complex molecular machines ... - Read More
are intimately linked together in a type of molecular symbiosis The structure yields clues about the relationship and the relative ages of RNA and proteins once thought to be much wider apart on an evolutionary ... - Read More
Released 6 4 2014 8 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations LangmuirJun 7 2014 Mussels might be a welcome ... - Read More
Some 56 million years ago a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring In the oceans carbonate sediments dissolved some organisms went extinct and others evolved Scientists have long suspected ... - Read More
Imagine a tower builds itself into the desired structure only by choosing the appropriate bricks Absurd and however in the nano world this is reality There an unordered crowd of components can initiate the formation ... - Read More
One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self portrait is in extremely poor condition Centuries of exposure to humid storage ... - Read More
As far back as 1948 Erwin Schrödinger the inventor of modern quantum mechanics published the book What is life In it he suggested that quantum mechanics and coherent ringing might be at the basis of ... - Read More
Researchers from Brown University have developed a new biochip sensor that can selectively measure concentrations of glucose in a complex solution similar to human saliva The advance is an important step toward a device that ... - Read More
Imperfections in the regular atomic arrangements in crystals determine many of the properties of a material and their diffusion is behind many microstructural changes in solids However imaging non repeating atomic arrangements is difficult in ... - Read More
A team of international scientists led by Professor Jagadese J Vittal of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore's NUS Faculty of Science has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling ... - Read More
Anyone involved in macromolecular crystallography will know that for many years scientists have had to rely on a multi stage process utilizing protein usually expressed in engineered cells which is then extracted and purified before ... - Read More
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