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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Electron Microscopy Reveals How Vitamin A Enters the Cell

Aug. 25, 2016 — Using a new, lightning-fast camera paired with an electron microscope, scientists have captured images of one of the smallest proteins in our cells to be "seen" with a ... read more

New Method in Synthesis and Development for Pharmaceuticals

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new synthetic methods that facilitate the design and synthesis of bioactive compounds and chemical tools for pharmacological studies, the team ... read more

Scientists Track Metabolic Pathways to Find Drug Combination for Pancreatic Cancer

Aug. 24, 2016 — Cancer researchers have long observed the value of treating patients with combinations of anti-cancer drugs that work better than single drug treatments. Now, in a new study using laboratory-grown ... read more

Modelling Water Uptake in Wood Opens Up New Design Framework

Aug. 24, 2016 — Analytical approach could accelerate the development of new preservation treatments delivering environmental benefits and help in the design of bio-inspired smart ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Some of the fastest processes in our body run their course in proteins activated by light. The protein rhodopsin sees to it that our eyes can rapidly take in their ever-changing surroundings. ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — With a new technique, a simple swab sample can accurately confirm relatedness between two individuals as distant as second cousins. With more DNA datasets at hand, the method could be utilized to ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Whether severe trauma occurs on the battlefield or the highway, saving lives often comes down to stopping the bleeding as quickly as possible. Now, researchers have developed nanoparticles that ... read more

Aug. 21, 2016 — Most people start racking up scars from an early age with scraped knees and elbows. While many of these fade over time, more severe types such as keloids and scars from burns are largely untreatable, ... read more

How to Keep the Superhot Plasma Inside Tokamaks from Chirping

Aug. 19, 2016 — Physicists have learned which conditions within fusion plasma make the occurrence of chirping modes more ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — Hot on the heels of a paper revealing that a team of researchers has used a nanobead-derived superlens to break the perceived resolution barrier, the same team has achieved another world first by ... read more

Revolutionary Method to Map Brains at Single-Neuron Resolution Successfully Demonstrated

Aug. 19, 2016 — Neuroscientists have published details of a revolutionary new way of mapping the brain at the resolution of individual neurons, which they have successfully demonstrated in the mouse brain. It ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — By figuring out how to preserve specimens in the remote locations in which they are found -- locations almost completely opposite those of a controlled laboratory or 21st century urban area -- ... read more

An Unexpected Finding: Rare Iodine Polymer Discovery Is Key to Starch-Iodine Mystery

Aug. 18, 2016 — In the pursuit of a new class of photovoltaic materials, researchers happened upon an entirely different discovery that addresses a centuries-old mystery of chemistry: Why does an iodine solution ... read more

Over-the-Counter Laser Pointers a Threat to Eyesight

Aug. 18, 2016 — Some laser pointers that can be bought over the counter are unsafe to the point that they can cause blindness, report researchers. Now they are calling on government to consider banning green lasers. ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers have developed nanoscale display cases that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological ... read more

Using Nature's Recipe to Create Mother of Pearl

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers have created a synthetic nacre remarkably similar to the natural material, which is also known as mother of pearl, though their synthetic version forms in weeks instead of months or ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — A research team has demonstrated a new carbon-based molecular sieve membrane that could dramatically reduce the energy required to separate a class of hydrocarbon molecules known as alkyl ... read more

Innovative Device Simulates Cataract Replacement Experience

Aug. 18, 2016 — A vision simulator works to help patients test artificial lens designs prior to implantation in the ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers, using the liquid crystal elastomer technology have demonstrated a bioinspired micro-robot capable of mimicking caterpillar gaits in natural scale. The 15-millimeter long soft robot ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Scientists can now manipulate x-ray light using visible light, removing the need for inefficient and expensive optics that other approaches must ... read more

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