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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 2016

Single-Step Hydrogen Peroxide Production Could Be Cleaner, More Efficient

May 24, 2016 — Chemical and biological engineers have uncovered new insight into how the compound hydrogen peroxide decomposes. This advance could inform efficient and cost-effective single-step strategies for ... read more

Truck Turns Its Own Heat Into Power

May 24, 2016 — A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of liters of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 1,000 tons per ... read more

May 21, 2016 — Medical researchers used neutron analysis to better understand a protein implicated in the replication of HIV, the retrovirus that causes AIDS. The enzyme, known as HIV-1 protease, is a key drug ... read more

May 21, 2016 — A study using nanotechnology to treat brain tumors got such good results, the researchers initially questioned themselves. But further testing showed the results held ... read more

May 20, 2016 — An all-on-chip method enables rapid neutrophil chemotaxis assay directly from a few microliters of blood for both cell migration research and clinical sample ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A new combination approach of nanoparticles and liposomes successfully delivered a potent TRAIL sensitizer followed by the anti-cancer protein ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A novel microfluidic device enables automatic double extraction and purification of target cells, serving as a powerful tool for cellular sample preparation in biomedical research and clinical ... read more

Power Up When the Temperature Is Down

May 20, 2016 — Chemists have developed a new synthesis method for organic radical batteries that are re-chargeable and continue to function at below-freezing temperatures. The specific model has greater voltage ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated a method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical ... read more

Development of Portable Device to Detect Arrhythmias in Real Time

May 19, 2016 — Researchers have created a device for detecting cardiac arrhythmias in real time, and that turns portable a system that uses electrodes placed on the chest of the patient or as part of clothing ... read more

A Slick Way to Test Artificial Knees and Hips

May 19, 2016 — A new study suggests that natural proteins can be used to effectively test new replacement hip and knee joints in the laboratory. The work could help with improving design in order to reduce wear and ... read more

An App Knows If a Beer Has Gone Stale

May 19, 2016 — Chemists have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer, using a polymer sensor that changes color upon detecting furfural, a compound that appears when this beverage ... read more

May 19, 2016 — There is an important difference between knowing something, and being able to prove something. Even in science, there are ideas that everyone shares, but no one can prove. The link between disorder ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Adding genes to bacteria offers sustainable routes to make compounds currently obtained from ... read more

Calcium Channels Team Up to Activate Excitable Cells

May 18, 2016 — Voltage-gated calcium channels open in unison, rather than independently, to allow calcium ions into and activate excitable cells such as neurons and muscle cells, researchers have ... read more

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

May 18, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks. The ... read more

Hot Tubs and Swimming Pools Are Not as Clean as You May Think

May 18, 2016 — Whether water is hot in a tub or cold in a pool, it can bring immediate relief from stress or summer heat. But hot tubs and swimming pools are not always as clean as you might think, even when ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Researchers have successfully explained how iron-based dyes work on a molecular level in solar cells. The new findings will accelerate the development of inexpensive and environmentally friendly ... read more

May 17, 2016 — DNA-based straight and branched polymers or nanomaterials that can be created and dissolved using biocompatible methods are now possible thanks to the work of biomedical ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have used computer modeling to design carbon dioxide binding materials so that they retain a low viscosity after sponging up carbon dioxide, based on a surprise they found in their ... read more

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