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May 1, 2016

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May 1, 2016

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as the materials to produce tissue engineering scaffolds and demonstrated the enhancement of ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Engineers are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it ... read more

Detecting Minute Nano Amounts in Environmental Samples

Apr. 29, 2016 — It is still unclear what the impact is on humans, animals and plants of synthetic nanomaterials released into the environment or used in products. It’s very difficult to detect these nanomaterials ... read more

Machines Can Learn to Respond to New Situations Like Human Beings Would

Apr. 28, 2016 — How does the image-recognition technology in a self-driving car respond to a blurred shape suddenly appearing on the road? Researchers have shown that machines can learn to respond to unfamiliar ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — A new method has been developed for making a prompt, exhaustive isolation of olfactory receptors (ORs) responding to the odorant of interest. This achievement will enable quick and easy exhaustive ... read more

Artificial Protein Controls Assembly of Buckyballs

Apr. 26, 2016 — Scientists have created an artificial protein that organizes new materials at the ... read more

Chernobyl, Three Decades on

Apr. 26, 2016 — The Chernobyl disaster struck 30 years ago today. The devastating radiation spill created a huge radio-ecological laboratory where scientists have been studying the effects of radiation on ... read more

Pre-Surgical Exposure to Blue Light Reduces Organ Damage in Mice

Apr. 25, 2016 — A 24-hour exposure to bright blue light before surgery reduces inflammation and organ damage at the cellular level in a mouse model, according to new ... read more

Rare Earth Atoms See the Light

Apr. 25, 2016 — Physicists have discovered a promising new route for combined optical and solid-state-based quantum ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Scientists have developed liquid-metal particles that can be used for heat-free soldering and other ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Optogenetics now enables the development of new methods that can be used like light switches to turn on and off specific processes in cells. Optogenetic methods are based on the isolation and ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Using time-, energy- and angular-resolved photoelectron imaging, a team of researchers has been able to make snapshots of coupled Rydberg orbitals evolving in time during an ultrafast autoionization ... read more

Infection Alert in Catheters Could Tackle Hospital Superbugs

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new infection alert system in catheters could prevent serious infections in millions of hospital patients worldwide. The system changes the color of the urine so patients and carers can see easily ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — In a proof-of-principle experiment, researchers have demonstrated that a small group of individual atoms placed very precisely in silicon can act as a quantum simulator, mimicking nature -- in this ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Photoswitchable agents might reduce side effects of a chemotherapy. So far, photodynamic therapies have been dependent on oxygen in the tissue. But hardly any oxygen exists in malignant, rapidly ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Cells in the body exchange a number of signals with their surroundings. Deficient signal pathways may adversely affect the function of cells and cause diseases. However, we hardly know more than the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — A team reports achieving real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing at single-base resolution using a protein nanopore array. The work sets the stage for revolutionary, cost-effective ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — All living things require nitrogen for survival, but the world depends on only two known processes to break nitrogen's ultra-strong bonds to allow conversion to a form humans, animals and plants ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Electrical stimulation of the brain's cells while solving challenging tasks can lead to mental overload. The researchers divided the task they gave to study participants into three levels -- ... read more

New Tool Calculates Economic Costs of Methane Leak Detection

Apr. 20, 2016 — The 'virtual gas field simulator' calculates the economic costs of different technologies for plugging and repairing leaky natural gas wells. In recent years, there has been a growing ... read more

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