Chlorine a disinfectant commonly used in most wastewater treatment plants may be failing to completely eliminate pharmaceuticals from wastes As a result trace levels of these substances get discharged from the plants to the nation’s ... - Read More
In 1996 a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene soccer ball shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties Now 20 years later ... - 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
Using discarded electronic boards the University of the Basque Country's UPV EHU researcher Andoni Salbidegoitia has in collaboration with international researchers developed a system for obtaining clean hydrogen that can be used as fuel The ... - Read More
Graphene quantum dots made from coal introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single step processes In a new ... - Read More
A team of researchers in the United Kingdom has found a way to redesign an artificial connection between an artery and vein known as an Arterio Venous Fistulae which surgeons form in the arms of ... - Read More
A Northwestern University led study in the emerging field of nanocytology could one day help men make better decisions about whether or not to undergo aggressive prostate cancer treatments Technology developed by Northwestern University researchers ... - Read More
similar to the way healthy tissue is distinguished from diseased tissue in clinical MRI scans Changes in the chemistry of the skin samples could also be detected giving insight into the changes brought about by ... - Read More
A fabrication technique that uses lasers to deposit superalloys with fewer cracks and excellent mechanical properties has been developed by A*STAR researchers Alloys are mixtures of two or more metallic elements The composition of an ... - 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
While progress has been made over the past decades in the pursuit to optimize atomic force microscopy AFM for imaging living cells there were still a number of limitations and technological issues that needed to ... - Read More
Vanderbilt University researchers have achieved the first image fusion of mass spectrometry and microscopy a technical tour de force that could among other things dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer Microscopy can yield ... - 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
New clinical trial findings provide further evidence that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy is the best treatment for people with a low grade form of brain cancer The findings come from a phase II study ... - Read More
The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little too long But exactly why layered materials sometimes form one kind of wrinkly pattern or another or ... - Read More
Infection with highly contagious noroviruses while not usually fatal can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as excessive vomiting and diarrhea Current treatment options are limited to rehydration of the patient Additionally noroviruses ... - Read More
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's OIST Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit have found that growing a type of film used to manufacture solar cells in ambient air gives ... - Read More
Nanoparticles can function as carriers for medicines to combat lung cancer Working in a joint project at the NIM Nanosystems Initiative Munich Excellence Cluster scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München HMGU and the Ludwig Maximilians ... - Read More
Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence funded by the National Institutes of Health the next generation magnetic nanoparticles MNPs may soon be treating deep ... - Read More
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