Small protein fragments also called peptides are promising as drugs because they can be designed for very specific functions inside living cells Insulin and the HIV drug Fuzeon are some of the earliest successful examples ... - Read More
Oriol Cusola a 29 year old researcher from Lleida has patented a new aqueous compound to functionalise or modify the properties of paper and any other cellulosic material The compound uses natural enzymes instead of ... - Read More
A new kind of single dose vaccine that comes in a nasal spray and doesn't require refrigeration could dramatically alter the public health landscape get more people vaccinated around the world and address the looming ... - Read More
is an organ transplant But there are far more patients on waitlists for a transplant than there are donated hearts Even if a patient receives a new heart complications can arise The ideal solution would ... - Read More
especially in the case of stimulants which the body rapidly breaks down Stimulants like amphetamine or “speed ” increase alertness and reduce an athlete’s sense of fatigue The method Armstrong’s lab has pioneered called paired ... - Read More
the part of the immune system that produces antibodies to fight off a harmful pathogen Later if the person gets infected by that microbe the body immediately knows how to respond But increasingly evidence is ... - Read More
the nano flare Recently he and Thaxton designed these particles which enter circulating healthy and unhealthy cells in blood samples but light up only inside breast cancer cells “Nano flares can detect just a few ... - Read More
presented in test tubes of course Mason said participants only consumed at most an ounce of vodka because researchers used the “swish and spit” technique popular in wine tastings The results were surprising she said ... - Read More
a test for doping compounds that is a thousand times more sensitive than those used today Daniel Armstrong Ph D Hongyue GuoUniversity of Texas at Arlington *Instructions for joining chat room sessionsChat Room Sessions from ... - Read More
Chicken fat pork fat or beef fat none is the cornerstone of a healthful diet but animal fats including those from alligators could give an economical ecofriendly boost to the biofuel industry according to researchers ... - Read More
The term a brighter future might be a cliché but in the case of ultra small probes for lighting up individual proteins it is now most appropriate Researchers at the U S Department of Energy ... - Read More
Leftover cigarette smoke that clings to walls and furniture is a smelly nuisance but now research suggests that it could pose a far more serious threat especially to young children who put toys and other ... - Read More
Shale the source of the United States' current natural gas boom could help solve another energy problem what to do with radioactive waste from nuclear power plants The unique properties of the sedimentary rock and ... - Read More
Engineers would love to create flexible electronic devices such as e readers that could be folded to fit into a pocket One approach they are trying involves designing circuits based on electronic fibers known as ... - Read More
Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year's Kavli lecturers at the 247th National ... - Read More
Plants have many valuable functions They provide food and fuel release the oxygen that we breathe and add beauty to our surroundings Now a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful ... - Read More
Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water Scientists combined several high tech components to make an easy to use ... - Read More
A waste product from making paper could yield a safer greener alternative to the potentially harmful chemical BPA now banned from baby bottles but still used in many plastics Scientists made the BPA alternative from ... - Read More
When it comes to analyzing cell components or body fluids or developing new medications there is no way around mass spectrometry Mass spectrometry is a highly sensitive method of measurement that has been used for ... - Read More
Favorable conditions for life on Earth are enabled in part by the natural shuttling of carbon dioxide from the planet's atmosphere to its rocky interior and back again Now Stanford scientists have devised a pair ... - Read More
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