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CNIO researchers find effective drug combinations for glioblastoma in mice
Glioblastoma is a brain tumour with very poor prognosis. Patients with glioblastoma usually develop resistance to treatments. (2019-06-13)
Identification of protective antibodies may be key to effective malaria vaccine
Researchers from the University of Oxford, along with partners from five institutions around the world, have identified the human antibodies that prevent the malaria parasite from entering blood cells, which may be key to creating a highly effective malaria vaccination. (2019-06-13)
Opioid alternative? Taming tetrodotoxin for precise painkilling
Alternatives to opioids for treating pain are sorely needed. A study in rats suggests that tetrodotoxin, properly packaged, offers a safe pain block. (2019-06-12)
Beta blockers can block the effects of stress and anger in patients prone to emotion-triggered atrial fibrillation
Individuals who are prone to emotion-triggered atrial fibrillation (AF) may benefit from taking beta blockers. (2019-06-04)
Blood pressure and glucose control may prevent common arrhythmia
Blood-pressure and glucose control may be effective in preventing heart block, a common form of arrhythmia, and the subsequent need for a pacemaker, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-05-24)
A new iron-based superconductor stabilized by inter-block charger transfer
A research team from Zhejiang University report the discovery of an iron-based superconductors (IBSC) BaTh2Fe4As4(N0.7O0.3)2, an intergrowth compound between BaFe2As2 and ThFeAsN0.7O0.3, on basis of a block-layer design. (2019-05-16)
Researchers find protein that suppresses muscle repair in mice
Researchers report that a protein known to be important to protein synthesis also influences muscle regeneration and regrowth in an unexpected manner. (2019-05-06)
URI researchers: Offshore wind farm increased tourism on Block Island
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island. (2019-05-06)
New inspection process freezes parts in ice
The University of Cincinnati developed a novel approach that uses ultrasound to inspect additive-manufactured parts by freezing them in a cylinder of ice and exposing them to ultrasonic waves. (2019-05-01)
Order hidden in disorder
Partitioning space into cells with optimum geometrical properties is a central challenge in many fields of science and technology. (2019-04-03)
Porous carbon fiber research one step closer to use in automotive industry
Liu's porous carbon fibers can enable high energy density and high electron/ion charging rates, which are typically mutually exclusive in electrochemical energy storage devices. (2019-02-19)
Nano-droplets are the key to controlling membrane formation
The creation of membranes is of enormous importance in biology, but also in many chemical applications developed by humans. (2019-02-18)
NIST: Blockchain provides security, traceability for smart manufacturing
Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) needed a way to secure smart manufacturing systems using the digital thread , so they turned to the new kid on the block ... blockchain, that is. (2019-02-11)
Lefty or righty molecules lend a hand to material structures
Researchers construct block copolymers that follow the chirality of their basic elements as they self-assemble into larger structures. (2019-02-11)
Scientists discover new type of self-healing material
A research group from RIKEN and Kyushu University has developed a new type of material, based on ethylene, which exhibits a number of useful properties such as self-healing and shape memory. (2019-02-07)
A hidden route for fatty acids can make cancers resistant to therapy
Researchers from the lab of Prof. Sarah-Maria Fendt at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology now demonstrate that certain tumor cells use an alternative -- previously unexplored -- pathway to produce fatty acids. (2019-02-06)
Ferroelectric polymers made more versatile
The ferroelectric polymer PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) has interesting properties and could be used to store information or energy. (2019-02-05)
Researchers create first carbon fibers with uniform porous structure
Chemistry researchers use block copolymers to create first carbon fibers with uniform porous structure. (2019-02-01)
Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests
MIT cancer biologists have discovered a mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: The tumors alter bacterial populations within the lung, provoking the immune system to create an inflammatory environment that in turn helps the tumor cells to proliferate. (2019-01-31)
MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga
Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing line. (2019-01-30)
Breakthrough in understanding male infertility
Newcastle University experts have identified the importance of gene, RBMXL2, which is similar to an infertility gene found on the Y chromosome, in regulating the production of fully-functioning sperm. (2019-01-23)
A new method developed to produce precursors for high-strength carbon fibers processing
Carbon fiber is an important structural material of the 21st century. (2019-01-22)
Step forward in understanding human feet
Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet. (2019-01-14)
Lack of standard dosage for blood thinners can lead to bleeding during bariatric surgery
Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery. (2019-01-09)
Unlocking the secrets of how cells communicate offers insights into treating diseases
Portland State University researchers have made a significant breakthrough by developing the 3D structure of proteins from inside the eye lens that control how cells communicate with each other, which could open the door to treating diseases such as cataracts, stroke and cancer (2018-12-12)
Investigators discover compounds that block reactivation of latent HIV-1
A team of investigators from the University of Pittsburgh has identified compounds that block the reactivation of latent HIV-1 in a human cell line containing the latent virus. (2018-12-03)
New drug discovery could halt spread of brain cancer
A team of researchers at Virginia Tech may have found a solution to stopping the spread of glioblastoma with a new drug and cancer treatment method. (2018-11-19)
Honey, I shrunk the cell culture
A new 'shrink ray' can change the size and shape of a block of gel-like material while human or bacterial cells grow on it. (2018-10-23)
Clemson University breakthrough in self-healing materials detailed in journal Science
Marek Urban and his team write in the journal Science about how they were able to give self-healing qualities to polymers that are used in relatively inexpensive commodities, such as paints, plastics and coatings. (2018-10-11)
Enhancement of piezoelectric properties in organic polymers all in the molecules
The inability to alter intrinsic piezoelectric behavior in organic polymers hampers their application in flexible, wearable and biocompatible devices, according to researchers at Penn State and North Carolina State University, but now a molecular approach can improve those piezoelectric properties. (2018-10-04)
Disruption in combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy may lead to an increased rate of costly exacerbations and hospitalizations for Medicare patients
Disruption of the refill of patients' regular combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy brand may have impacted symptoms and disease control and potentially lead to an increased rate of costly exacerbations and hospitalizations. (2018-10-01)
Researchers identify a new cause of childhood mitochondrial disease
A rapid genetic test developed by Newcastle researchers has identified the first four patients with inherited mutations in a new disease gene, a building block of complex I called NDUFA6. (2018-09-20)
Parkinson's disease: An endogenous protein might become a candidate for drug development
Researchers have modified the protein Nurr1 so that it can enter cells from the outside. (2018-08-31)
Men place less value on care-oriented careers like nursing: UBC study
Men assign less importance to care-oriented careers than women do, possibly because men internalize different values than women, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. (2018-08-20)
Preliminary analysis of the influence of reinforced mortar coating
This work presents an extensive characterisation of materials and components used in non-structural masonry constructions in the region of Pernambuco, Brazil. (2018-08-13)
Anticancer drugs delivered by a new drug delivery system reduce tumor size
A joint group of researchers from Osaka University and Tokyo Institute of Technology created a drug delivery system (DDS) using a poly (ethylene glycol)-poly(lysine) block copolymer-ubenimex conjugate (PEG-b-PLys(Ube)). (2018-08-08)
Seeing the light: Scientists unlock seed germination process
Scientists have identified a key gene that helps seeds decide whether to germinate. (2018-08-07)
Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death
The process, discovered in the axons of neurons, is implicated in Alzheimer's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and other diseases or injuries to the nervous system. (2018-08-06)
An elastic puff of air
Airy, Airier, Aerogel. Until now, brittleness has limited the practical application of these delicate solids, which consist almost entirely of air-filled pores. (2018-07-25)
Building blocks of life
A collaborative research team based in Japan has designed new proteins that can self-assemble into the complex structures underlying biological organisms, laying the groundwork for leading-edge applications in biotechnology. (2018-07-19)
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