SINCE its first use in the 1980s a breakthrough dramatised in recent ITV series Code of a Killer DNA profiling has been a vital tool for forensic investigators Now researchers at the University of Huddersfield ... - Read More
In 2005 scientists studying tiny sac like creatures called sea squirts found bacteria containing two types of chlorophyll a and b in cavities inside the squirts' tissues These two pigments were soaking up most of ... - Read More
Following up on promising results from pilot work researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans with Gulf War Illness Veterans in the study ... - Read More
Damage to neural tissue is typically permanent and causes lasting disability in patients but a new approach has recently been discovered that holds incredible potential to reconstruct neural tissue at high resolution in three dimensions ... - Read More
Researchers in Switzerland and Japan have developed a rapid simple and safe method for generating large libraries of novel organic molecules in a fraction of the time required for traditional organic synthesis Led by Professor ... - Read More
Shred a document and you can piece it back together But send information into a black hole and it's lost forever That's what some physicists have argued for years That black holes are the ultimate ... - Read More
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive fast highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases The ... - Read More
Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an 'average' photo of themselves according to new research by scientists at the University of York A research team led by Dr David ... - Read More
A Chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen In a ... - Read More
There are electrical signals in the nervous system the brain and throughout the human body and there are tiny magnetic fields associated with these signals that could be important for medical science Researchers from the ... - Read More
Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function In new work researchers have tested a range of brain controlled devices from wheelchairs to robots ... - Read More
From smartphones and tablets to computer monitors and interactive TV screens electronic displays are everywhere As the demand for instant constant communication grows so too does the urgency for more convenient portable devices especially devices ... - Read More
Scientists have achieved an unprecedented level of control over defects in liquid crystals that can be engineered for applications in liquid matter photonics Sitting with a joystick in the comfort of their chairs scientists can ... - Read More
Dielectric elastomers are novel materials for making actuators or motors with soft and lightweight properties that can undergo large active deformations with high energy conversion efficiencies This has made dielectric elastomers popular for creating devices ... - Read More
When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column Your skin like that of all vertebrates is remarkably resistant to tearing Now a collaboration of researchers at the U ... - Read More
Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the National Institutes of Health NIH have devised and demonstrated a new shape shifting probe about one hundredth as wide as a human ... - Read More
Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings sutures ... - Read More
An international team of more than 18 research groups has demonstrated that the compounds they developed can safely prevent harmful protein aggregation in preliminary tests using animals The findings raise hope that a new class ... - Read More
Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel New radar from Fraunhofer researchers measures ... - Read More
Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly Now results of a Johns Hopkins study ... - Read More
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