Mother of pearl the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything ... - Read More
Life science researchers at Virginia Tech have accelerated a game changing technology that's being used to study one of the planet's most lethal disease carrying animals Writing in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy ... - 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
Mayo Clinic research finds direct evidence of gadolinium deposition in neuronal tissues following intravenous administration of gadolinium based contrast agents used in MRI exams The findings were recently published online in the journal Radiology In ... - Read More
A team from Princeton University and the University of Florence in Italy has discovered a quasicrystal so named because of its unorthodox arrangement of atoms in a 4.5 billion year old meteorite from a remote ... - Read More
In the first multicenter trial of its kind Yale researchers tested a new device that lowers the risk of stroke and cognitive decline in patients undergoing heart valve replacement The preliminary findings of the DEFLECT ... - 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
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
Light can be used to activate normal non genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago The new technique ... - 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
In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X Ray diffraction Techniques such as electron ... - Read More
A new molecule making machine could do for chemistry what 3 D printing did for engineering Make it fast flexible and accessible to anyone Chemists at the University of Illinois led by chemistry professor and ... - 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
Lithium ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics from portable gadgets to electric cars But much to the frustration of consumers none of these batteries last long without a recharge Now scientists report in ... - Read More
Today's Soldiers rely on polymers as part of their protective systems Polymers are molecular chains that can vary from a few linked monomers to millions of chemical units With highly tunable properties and versatile processing ... - Read More
Dental diseases which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth are among the most common health problems in the world Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is ... - Read More
In 1941 Russian physicist Andrey Kolmogorov developed a theory of turbulence that has served as the basic foundation for our understanding of this important naturally occurring phenomenon Turbulence occurs when fluid flow is characterized by ... - Read More
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