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Antibodies may provide 'silver bullet' for Ebola viruses
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB) reported today in the journal Cell that they have isolated human monoclonal antibodies from Ebola survivors which can neutralize multiple species of the virus.
Dramatic decline in complaints by imprisoned transgender patients after staff LGBT training
A new study of the quality of healthcare provided to transgender patients in the New York City correctional system revealed significant areas for improvement and reported a greater than 50 percent decrease in patient complaints after the healthcare staff at 12 jail clinics received Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) training.
Cherokee Nation and Stephenson Cancer Center collaborative addresses impact of tobacco use
Cancer disparities continue to impact Oklahoma disproportionately as a direct result of continued tobacco use.
Editorial expression of concern for paper by Gugliotti et al.
The report 'RNA-Mediated Metal-Metal Bond Formation in the Synthesis of Hexagonal Palladium Nanoparticles' by Lina A.
New 'moonshot' effort to understand the brain brings AI closer to reality
Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Center for Brain Science, and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology have been awarded over $28 million to develop advanced machine learning algorithms by pushing the frontiers of neuroscience.
American Sociological Association launches new open-access journal, Socius
The American Sociological Association has launched Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, a new open-access journal, which published its inaugural articles earlier this month.
Study identifies important regulator of chronic, low-level inflammation
A new study by a team of Rosalind Franklin University researchers headed by Carl White, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, has discovered that the degree of chronic inflammation caused by obesity is highly dependent on levels of the signaling molecule, hydrogen sulfide, which alters the activity of a calcium channel, Orai3.
UI biologists find sexuality, not extra chromosomes, benefits animal
Why do animals engage in sexual reproduction? UI biologists sought answers with mud snails that breed both sexually and asexually.
Weed blasting offers new control method for organic farmers
Weeds are a major scourge for organic growers, who often must invest in multiple control methods to protect crop yields.
New insights into the supercritical state of water
Using molecular dynamics simulations, researchers have analyzed the properties of supercritical water.
The aliens are silent because they're dead
The universe is probably filled with habitable planets, so many scientists think it should be teeming with aliens.
New study zeros in on plate tectonics' start date
A new study from the University of Maryland suggests that plate tectonics -- the dynamic processes that formed Earth's mountains, volcanoes and continents -- began about 3 billion years ago.
Tiny Australian leech named for best-selling author Amy Tan
Researchers have named a new leech after best-selling author Amy Tan based on an innovative method for peering inside soft-bodied animals.
Molecular-like photochemistry from semiconductor nanocrystals
Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated the transfer of triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to surface-bound molecular acceptors, extending the lifetime of the originally prepared excited state by six orders of magnitude.
Study examines link between HPV and risk of head and neck cancers
Researchers, led by Ilir Agalliu, M.D., and Robert Burk, M.D., at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that when human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 is detected in peoples' mouths, they are 22 times more likely than those without HPV-16 to develop a common type of head and neck cancer.
Microbes take their vitamins -- for the good of science
Scientists have made a 'vitamin mimic' -- a molecule that looks and acts just like a natural vitamin to bacteria -- that offers a new window into the inner workings of living microbes.
The world's greatest literature reveals multifractals and cascades of consciousness
James Joyce, Julio Cortazar, Marcel Proust, Henryk Sienkiewicz and Umberto Eco.
Diagnosing depression before it starts
MIT researchers have found that brain scans may identify children who are vulnerable to depression, before symptoms appear.
The β-1 adrenergic receptor and RAGE work together to break hearts
A new study in the inaugural issue of JCI Insight uncovers an interaction between β1AR and RAGE that mediates myocardial injury and progression to cardiomyopathy.
Weaving a new story for COFS and MOFs
An international collaboration led by Berkeley Lab scientists has woven the first 3-D covalent organic frameworks (COFs) from helical organic threads.
Evolutionary clock ticks for snowshoe hares facing climate change
Snowshoe hare populations could decline steeply by mid-century unless the hares are able to adapt to winters with less snowfall, when their white coats make them easy prey.
60 genetic disorders affect skin and nervous system
At least 60 genetic diseases called neurocutaneous disorders involve the skin, central nervous system, and/or peripheral nervous system, Loyola University Medical Center neurologists report.
Guidelines for human genome editing
As countries around the world seek to craft policy frameworks governing the powerful new genetic editing tool, policy makers need to determine 'thresholds of acceptability' for using the technology, according to three researchers from the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University.
NYU study explains why mistakes slow us down, but not necessarily for the better
Taking more time to make decisions after a mistake arises from a mixture of adaptive neural mechanisms that improve the accuracy and maladaptive mechanisms that reduce it, neuroscientists at NYU have found.
Neolithic megalithic tomb in Spain comprehensively examined for the first time
People of the Neolithic age around 6,000 years ago were closely connected both in life and death.
Cocktail of factors from fat-derived stem cells shows promise for critical limb ischemia
Critical limb ischemia, an advanced peripheral artery disease with obstruction of the arteries and greatly reduced blood flow to the extremities, often leads to amputation.
Assessment aims to maximize greenhouse gas reductions from bioenergy
A study reported in the journal Energy used a new method, never before applied to the energy sector, to assess the 'sustainability index' of various sources of energy, both conventional and renewable.
Cool science (very cool) examines how ice storms may shape the future of northern forests
While ice storms are a powerful force in forests, they are also inherently difficult to study because scientists have little lead time on when and where these storms are going to occur.
Dark 'noodles' may lurk in the Milky Way
Invisible structures shaped like noodles, lasagne sheets or hazelnuts could be floating around in our Galaxy radically challenging our understanding of gas conditions in the Milky Way.
A new species and genus of 'horned necked' praying mantis from a French museum collection
While studying the insect collection of the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France, two American scientists uncovered a small, leaf-dwelling praying mantis with unique features collected in Madagascar in 2001.
Canada's leading indigenous health conference returns
The University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development is hosting the 2nd Biennial Indigenous Health Conference at the Hilton Meadowvale, May 26-27, 2016.
Study examines associations of HPV types, risk of head and neck
A new study suggests detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 in the oral cavity was associated with 22-times increased risk of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Stop spoon dosing
Many of us use teaspoons or table spoons to measure out doses for ourselves and our children but this results in dosage errors!
Immune system maintains a memory of past infections by priming genes for future encounters
Our ability to fight off recurrent infections, such as colds or flu, may lie in the 'immunological memory' found in a newly discovered class of gene regulatory elements, according to research from the University of Birmingham, supported by the BBSRC and Bloodwise.
Mitochondrial troublemakers unmasked in lupus
Mitochondria could provoke the inflammation characteristic of lupus, an autoimmune disorder affecting the joints, skin, heart and brain.
Twenty-four new beetle species discovered in Australian rain forests
As many as twenty-four new species are added to a single genus of beetles.
Study: Controlling parents create mean college kids
College students whose parents lay on the guilt or try to manipulate them may translate feelings of stress into similar mean behavior with their own friends, a new study by a University of Vermont psychologist has found.
Should India's quacks be trained to deliver basic patient care?
Should unqualified practitioners be trained to deliver basic patient care to alleviate India's doctor shortage, asks a special report published by The BMJ today?
NASA measures rainfall in newborn Tropical Cyclone Corentin
Tropical Cyclone Corentin developed in the Southern Indian Ocean as NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite flew overhead and analyzed the storm's rainfall and clouds.
Study shows different genetic drivers of colorectal cancer in older and younger patients
University of Colorado Cancer Center study being presented Saturday at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium shows 141 genes that are enriched in colorectal cancer samples from younger patients and a largely different cohort of 42 genes enriched in samples from older patients, implying new treatment strategies for the young form of the disease.
Arnold L. Gordon selected as fellow of The Oceanography Society
The Oceanography Society congratulates Professor Arnold L. Gordon (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University) on being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society.
Researchers launch a new model of healthcare that links nursing and dentistry
Associate professor Maria Dolce, in collaboration with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, is bringing nursing and dental students together to put into practice the role that oral health plays in overall health.
Empathy more common in animals than thought
A new study reveals that prairie voles console loved ones who are feeling stressed -- and it appears that the infamous 'love hormone,' oxytocin, is the underlying mechanism.
Study reveals climate change impacts on Buzzards Bay
An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass.
Largest miscarriage research centre in Europe to benefit from University of Warwick expertise
The University of Warwick has been selected to be a partner in the largest miscarriage research center in Europe.
New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors
Solving a longstanding mystery, MIT experiments reveal two forms of turbulence interacting.
Survey: Most Americans support smart guns
Nearly 60 percent of Americans, if they buy a new handgun, are willing to purchase a smart or childproof gun -- a weapon that is only operable in the hands of an authorized user -- new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
No evidence that water birth poses harm to newborns, new OSU study finds
There is no evidence that water births, where a baby is intentionally born under water in a tub or pool, poses any increased harm to the child, Oregon State University researchers have found.
Cells talk to their neighbors before making a move
To decide whether and where to move in the body, cells must read chemical signals in their environment.
Dartmouth study helps fill in gaps in our visual perception
A Dartmouth College study sheds light on how the brain fills in the gaps of how we visually perceive the world around us.
Slow down your typing to improve your writing: Study
The quality of your writing will likely get better if you simply type slower, according to a recent study.
New study holds hope for improving outcomes for children exposed to methamphetamine
In a first of its kind study, researchers followed meth-exposed children to age 7.5 and found more supportive home environments could make a difference in their behavior and emotional control.
ORNL supports new projects to develop advanced nuclear technologies
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support two new DOE-funded projects to explore, develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear reactor technologies.
All Pensoft journals integrated with Publons to recognize your contribution as a reviewer
With both Pensoft and Publons aiming to facilitate scientific research and its introduction to the world, it only makes sense for the two to join efforts in a campaign to speed up publication, while giving the rightful credit to reviewers.
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research now publishing with the International Cannabinoid Research Society
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, the new peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishers, announces a new partnership with the International Cannabinoid Research Society.
Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks
A pioneering three-year project to learn some of the secrets of Scotland's basking sharks by using satellite tag technology has shown an area off the west coast to be truly important for these giant fish.
Discovery of consoling behavior in prairie voles may benefit autism research
Researchers have discovered that a social laboratory rodent, the prairie vole, shows an empathy-based consoling response when other voles are distressed.
Social media technology rather than anonymity is the problem
Problems of anti-social behavior, privacy, and free speech on social media are not caused by anonymity but instead result from the way technology changes our presence.
Brain study reveals mindfulness could help prevent obesity in children
Mindfulness, described as paying attention on purpose and being in the present moment with acceptance, could be an effective way to help children avoid obesity.
Storms, ozone may play pivotal role in rainforest cloud creation
Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to an international research team led by Penn State.
Smithsonian botanist discovers new ground-flowering plant in Panama
A young botanist and seasoned plant expert named a new plant species for a Smithsonian herbarium assistant.
Computer modeling provides insight into cellular-level effects of schizophrenia risk genes
Numerous genetic variants associated with risk for schizophrenia have been identified.
Morbidly obese patients may benefit from bariatric surgery prior to knee replacement
A new, computer model-based evaluation appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, supports bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients with end-stage osteoarthritis (loss of cartilage and joint pain, caused by aging and use) prior to total knee replacement surgery.
New experiments challenge economic game assumptions
Too much confidence is placed in economic games, according to research by academics at Oxford University.
MD Anderson, AbbVie connect to advance cancer immunotherapy
The immunotherapy platform at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie will join forces to find new ways to unleash the immune system's potential to fight cancer.
Dazzling diamonds
Single stars are often overlooked in favor of their larger cosmic cousins -- but when they join forces, they create truly breathtaking scenes to rival even the most glowing of nebulae or swirling of galaxies.
New study shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries
The supplement aged garlic extract can lower the risk of heart disease by reducing the accumulation of certain types of plaque in the arteries, a new study finds.
Small farms benefit significantly from a few extra pollinators
Higher numbers of pollinators can significantly increase crop productivity of small-sized farms, while large farms experience a similar yield benefit only if increases in pollinator density are accompanied by diversity, a new study finds.
Nonrecommended screenings for prostate, breast cancer in older individuals
An estimated 15.7 percent of individuals 65 or older may have received nonrecommended screenings for prostate and breast cancers because they had limited life expectancies of less than 10 years, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology.
Study: Many clean-tech subsidies should be greater
Governments often offer subsidies to consumers for clean-technology products, from home solar panels to electric vehicles.
Researchers get $792,000 award to study combination radiation and immunotherapy for cancer
A Georgia State University researcher, in collaboration with the Winship Cancer Institute, has received a four-year, $792,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society to fight cancers using a combination of therapies.
Government funds nearly two-thirds of US health care: AJPH study
Tax-funded expenditures accounted for 64.3 percent of US health spending -- about $1.9 trillion -- in 2013, according to new data published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Examining genetic diversity of T. cruzi from California kissing bugs
Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite that can cause an insidious onset of Chagas disease, a fatal cardiac disease in humans and dogs.
Parents positive about classes
Moms and dads are likely to sign up for parenting classes -- but only if there is adequate funding, according to new research.
Mystery surrounding non-platinum catalysts for fuel cell technologies solved
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have solved a persistent mystery surrounding the structure of nitrogen-doped carbon catalysts with potential for a range of fuel cell technologies.
NTU Singapore and SingHealth to develop health-care innovations to improve patient care
Elderly patients suffering from Parkinson's disease could one day benefit from only having to take their medication once a day instead of three times daily.
Cells from cow knee joints used to grow new cartilage tissue in laboratory
In an effort to develop a method for cartilage tissue engineering, researchers at Umeå University in Sweden successfully used cartilage cells from cow knee joints.
NYC pedestrian traffic makes for safer street crossings: Google Street View study
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have developed a novel method to assess how the streetscape affects the chances pedestrians will be injured by drivers.
Neiker-Tecnalia international reference in pine propagation by means of somatic embryo
The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development Neiker-Tecnalia has developed new methods for producing clonal plants of the Pinus genus by means of somatic embryogenesis.
UT Southwestern study shows how certain drugs alter metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that cancer drugs known as CDK4/6-inhibitors alter the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells, revealing a biologic vulnerability that could be exploited for therapeutic gain.
Kidney fibrosis in older transplants links to failure
A new study in the inaugural issue of JCI Insight supports the hypothesis that fibrosis in kidney transplants is driven by continuous injury and not the result of an unstoppable cascade of events.
Presentation and selection in food pantries
New research published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research suggests that food pantry clients deal with a number factors that can lead to a less healthy choice and that simple adjustments in the pantry set-up may help increase healthy choices.
NASA sees cloud top temperatures warming in Cyclone Victor
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that cloud top temperatures are warming in Tropical Cyclone Victor.
Columbia neuroscientists develop new tools to safely trace brain circuits
Scientists at Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute have developed a new viral tool that dramatically expands scientists' ability to probe the activity and circuitry of brain cells, or neurons, in the mouse brain.
When it comes to newborns, age matters
Knowing how many weeks a mother has carried her baby is important information when determining medical care for that child.
Digital enhancement of cryoEM photographs of protein nanocrystals
When cryoEM images are obtained from protein nanocrystals the images themselves can appear to be devoid of any contrast.
Why sports wins and sunshine may lead you to gamble
The fact that your favorite sports team unexpectedly won yesterday won't improve your chances of winning the lottery and yet it might increase the likelihood that you'll buy a ticket, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Mitochondrial DNA levels in the blood may predict risk of developing kidney disease
High levels of mitochondrial DNA in the blood was linked with a 25 percent reduced risk of developing chronic kidney disease compared with low levels.
Mixed emotions a sign of emotional depth, not indecision, say researchers
Experiencing mixed emotions shows emotional complexity, not indecision, and people living in different parts of the world vary in their ability to distinguish between multiple feelings they're having at once, according to new research.
Clot buster treatment safe, effective for patients who required living assistance pre-stroke
Intravenous clot busting may be safe and effective in patients who required daily living assistance prior to their stroke.
Personal history with street gangs sparks U. of I. graduate student's research
Gabriel 'Joey' Merrin, a doctoral student in child development at Illinois, is the author of a recent study that explored the risk and protective factors associated with young people who resist gang recruitment.
Dartmouth scientists discover method to potentially repair nerve damage
Nerve damage from neurodegenerative disease and spinal cord injury has largely been considered irreversible, but Dartmouth researchers report progress in the effort to synthesize rare natural products that promote regeneration and growth of injured nerve cells.
Chronic stress and anxiety can damage the brain
A scientific review paper warns that people need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even dementia.
Soybean meal produced in US has greater energy values when fed to pigs than previously estimated
Differences in soil type, variety of soybeans, climate, or processing conditions can cause the same crop to have different nutritional value when produced in different locations.
Sensory function: Thalamus enhances and stores sensory information
Every day, we constantly absorb information through our sensory organs, which the brain then needs to process correctly.
Identification of a driver of fibrosis in chronic kidney disease
A new study in the inaugural issue of JCI Insight identifies the Wnt pathway modulator Dickkopf-3 as a driver of kidney fibrosis.
National Academy of Sciences to honor John R. Anderson for revolutionizing how we learn
If the field of cognitive science is to truly understand how the mind works, researchers need to integrate the many theories about memory, language, problem-solving and other mental functions.
Material may offer cheaper alternative to smart windows
MIT scientists have come up with a theory to predict exactly how much light is transmitted through a material, given its thickness and degree of stretch.
New biomarkers may influence drug design and alternative treatments of cancer, study shows
Researchers have discovered gene-targets (biomarkers) that may enable alternative treatments or the potential design of new drugs that target metastasis-promoting tumor genes.
Immune response differences might determine severity of West Nile Virus disease
While most West Nile Virus infections in humans are asymptomatic and go unnoticed, the virus causes serious and sometimes fatal neurologic illness in some people.
Exact pol(e) position -- precisely where the polymerase is changed
Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, working with colleagues from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, have developed a method for the thorough analysis of protein modifications.
A predictive risk map for the nematode parasite Mansonella perstans in Uganda
Infection with the nematode parasite Mansonella perstans is one of the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases.
Glowing tumors could help surgeons cut out cancer
Optical probes that light up cancer cells, which are meant to improve tumor removal, are already in phase I and phase II clinical trials in humans and could be a common procedure in the next 5-10 years.
U-M and US Department of Defense partner for traumatic brain injury research
The University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care has partnered with the US Department of Defense to find new research aiming to impact the way severe traumatic brain injury is diagnosed and treated.
Role model stem cells: How immune cells can self-renew
A German-French team led by Michael Sieweke from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin and the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy in Marseille has now discovered how human macrophages can divide and self-renew almost indefinitely.
Why are habits so hard to break?
Taming that sweet tooth for your New Year's resolution might be harder than you think.
Why some cuckoos have blue eggs
Cuckoos are nest parasites, meaning they lay their eggs in other birds' nests.
Targeted school closure policies may help the fight against pandemic influenza
Targeted school closure policies may help mitigating the spread of pandemic influenza, while entailing lower social costs than more traditional policies, such as nationwide school closure.
Screening gets top marks for picking up bowel cancer early
Bowel cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England's National Cancer Intelligence Network today.
New study challenges popular explanation for why a social insect becomes a worker or queen
Why do some ants become workers, while others turn into queens?
Hunting secrets of the Venus flytrap (hint: they can count)
Carnivorous plants depend on meals of insects to survive in nutrient-poor soil.
Summit on the sustainability of the US biomedical research enterprise
The summit will bring together experts to identify obstacles to reform and to determine actions the scientific community can take to rebalance the size of the research workforce with available funding while continuing to train the next generation of scientists and produce important discoveries.
Seeing the big picture in photosynthetic light harvesting
Berkeley Lab scientists have created the first computational model that simulates the light-harvesting activity of thousands of antenna proteins that would interact in the chloroplast of an actual leaf.
First-of-its-kind study finds parental debt affects children's socioemotional well-being
Certain types of debt that parents take on may have adverse effects on children's socioemotional well-being according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Dartmouth published by the journal Pediatrics.
Migraines worsen as women approach menopause
Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vedanta Research.
Successful synthesis of threaded polymers
Researchers have synthesized a material with a distinctive structure involving woven organic polymers that provide it with special elastic properties.
MHC class II molecules on graft endothelium promote acute rejection
A new study in the inaugural issue ofJCI Insight indicates that the development of graft-targeting CD8+ cytotoxic T cells requires CD4+ effector memory T cells.
University of Arizona sociologists: Teen pregnancy not an isolated issue
Christina Diaz and Jeremy E. Fiel made a telling discovery: Young motherhood has different consequences for different women, depending on socioeconomic and other factors.
How do snowflakes form? (video)
A huge snowstorm could dump more than two feet of snow all over the East Coast, and that means trillions and trillions of tiny snowflakes.
Removal of derelict fishing gear has major economic impact
A new study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that removal of derelict fishing gear could generate millions of dollars in extra harvest value for commercial fisheries worldwide.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship, breakthrough scientist awards
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named 19 new Fellows at its fall Fellowship Award Committee review.
Defending your computer from cyber-attacks, Sun Tzu style
We want our computers to perform the way we expect.
Low reflective ability is risk for professionalism lapses during medical school and beyond
A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute is one of the first to provide quantitative evidence to support anecdotal claims linking reflective ability of medical students and professional behaviors of future physicians.
Moms, you think babies are tough? Wait until middle school
Mothers are deeply invested in the well being of their children, so when children go through trying times so do their moms, according to a new study by Arizona State University researchers Suniya Luthar and Lucia Cicolla.
Borderscaping helps understand social change
'Borders are more than just lines on a map; they are constructions and concepts that are constantly re-negotiated and maintained.
College students' internet overuse leads families to connect and conflict, new study finds
College students who are addicted to the Internet report positive and negative effects on their family relationships, according to new research from Georgia State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Research sheds new light on structure of gold nanoparticles in water
Researchers at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and Colorado State University, USA, have for the first time ever determined the dynamical behavior of the ligand layer of a water-soluble gold nanocluster in solution.

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