The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating By studying the snakes in a unique bed of inclined sand ... - Read More
Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles researchers at Washington University in St Louis have created a unique platform known as plasmonic paper for detecting and characterizing even trace amounts of chemicals ... - Read More
Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called exosomes Indeed Popular Science magazine named exosome based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs ... - Read More
Two years ago Prof Eshel Ben Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer like an enemy hacker in ... - Read More
Increasing the oil content of plant biomass could help fulfill the nation's increasing demand for renewable energy feedstocks But many of the details of how plant leaves make and break down oils have remained a ... - Read More
Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio nanotechnology a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science technology and medicine The new study published in print ... - Read More
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig of Janelia Farm Research Campus Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn VA USA Stefan W Hell ... - Read More
Imagine being able to tune the properties of a solid material just by flashing pulses of light on it for example turning an insulator into a superconductor That is just one potential payoff down the ... - Read More
A magnetic resonance imaging MRI technique can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain even before symptoms appear according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology The technique has the potential ... - Read More
One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories which use videogames to engage large numbers of non professional investigators and prevent scientists from ... - Read More
Is it a solar cell Or a rechargeable battery Actually the patent pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both the world's first solar battery In the October 3 2014 issue of the ... - Read More
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT in Cambridge MA have demonstrated a novel automated fabrication process consisting of a three step sol gel extrusion structure freezing and drying and mechanical ... - Read More
The world's fiber optic network spans more than 550 000 miles of undersea cable that transmits e mail websites and other packets of data between continents all at the speed of light A rip or ... - Read More
For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University these scientists could soon be donning 3 D glasses ... - Read More
Scientists have taken pictures of the BRCA2 protein for the first time showing how it works to repair damaged DNA Mutations in the gene that encodes BRCA2 are well known for raising the risk of ... - Read More
A new crystallographic technique developed at the University of Leeds is set to transform scientists' ability to observe how molecules work A research paper published in the journal Nature Methods on October 5 describes a ... - Read More
New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology that enzymes need water to function The breakthrough could eventually lead to the development of new industrial ... - Read More
One of the most iconic forms of avant garde cuisine also known as molecular gastronomy involves the presentation of flavorful edible liquids like cocktails or olive oil packaged into spheres Now a team of scientists ... - Read More
A Duke University team has found that nanoparticles called single walled carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in the bottom sediments of an experimental wetland setting an action they say could indirectly damage the aquatic food chain ... - Read More
Given a choice most patients would prefer to take a drug orally instead of getting an injection Unfortunately many drugs especially those made from large proteins cannot be given as a pill because they get ... - Read More
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