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Nuclear pore complex outer rings: No longer 'one size fits all'
In eukaryotic cells, molecules can only move into or out of the nucleus through specialized channels called nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). (2019-06-12)
New radiotracer can identify nearly 30 types of cancer
A novel class of radiopharmaceuticals has proven effective in non-invasively identifying nearly 30 types of malignant tumors. (2019-06-07)
Nuclear architecture: What organizes the genome in the nucleus?
Spatial separation of active from inactive fractions of the genome in the cell nucleus is crucial for gene expression control. (2019-06-06)
Understanding the (ultra-small) structure of silicon nanocrystals
New research provides insight into the structure of silicon nanocrystals, a substance that promises to provide efficient lithium ion batteries that power your phone to medical imaging on the nanoscale. (2019-06-06)
Scientists crack origin of the Persian walnut
Prized worldwide for its high-quality wood and rich flavor of delicious nuts, the Persian walnut (Juglans regia) is an important economic crop. (2019-06-04)
In-situ measurement of 3D protein structure inside living eukaryotic cells
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have successfully determined the high-resolution three-dimensional structure of proteins inside living eukaryotic cells. (2019-06-01)
Experiments and calculations allow examination of boron's complicated dance
In a study that combines groundbreaking experimental work and theoretical calculations, researchers at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists in Germany and Poland, have determined the nuclear geometry of two isotopes of boron. (2019-05-30)
Diagnosis of coronary artery disease improved by deep learning analysis of SPECT MPI
A multicenter international study has demonstrated that diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease can be improved through deep learning analysis of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. (2019-05-27)
Scientists uncover exotic matter in the sun's atmosphere
Scientists today announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun's atmosphere. (2019-05-24)
Interplay between mitochondria and nucleus may have implications for new treatment
Mitochondria, the 'batteries' that produce our energy, interact with the cell's nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to research published today in the journal Science. (2019-05-23)
Artificial intelligence could select heart failure patients for expensive treatment
Artificial intelligence (AI) has shown promise to select heart failure patients for expensive treatments to prevent lethal arrhythmias, reports a study presented today at ICNC 2019. (2019-05-13)
Keeping things in proportion: Lem2 necessary for nuclear scaling
A research team led by Hiroshima University found that inner nuclear membrane protein Lem2, backed up by endoplasmic reticulum protein Lnp1, acts as a valve to control the flow of the membrane into and out of the nuclear envelope. (2019-05-13)
Machine learning overtakes humans in predicting death or heart attack
Machine learning is overtaking humans in predicting death or heart attack. (2019-05-12)
Artificial intelligence could prevent unneeded tests in patients with stable chest pain
Artificial intelligence (AI) could prevent unnecessary diagnostic tests in patients with stable chest pain, according to research presented today at ICNC 2019. (2019-05-12)
'Fire streaks' ever more real in the collisions of atomic nuclei and protons
Collisions of lead nuclei take place under extreme physical conditions. (2019-05-09)
Location is everything for plant cell differentiation
During development, plant cell differentiation is guided by location rather than lineage. (2019-05-09)
Public dread of nuclear power limits its use
Nuclear power has been a part of the American energy portfolio since the 1950s, but for a number of reasons, the general public has long felt a significant dread about it. (2019-05-06)
Searching for lost WWII-era uranium cubes from Germany
In 2013, Timothy Koeth received an extraordinary gift: a heavy metal cube and a crumpled message that read, 'Taken from Germany, from the nuclear reactor Hitler tried to build. (2019-05-01)
Twelve-year follow-up after peptide receptor radionuclide therapy
A 12-year retrospective clinical study of patients who received peptide receptor radionuclide therapy for malignant neuroendocrine tumors demonstrates the long-term effectiveness of this treatment, which also allows patients to maintain a high quality of life. (2019-04-30)
p62 and Nrf2 are essential for exercise-mediated enhancement of antioxidant protein in muscle
Regular exercise prevents oxidative stress-induced muscle wasting, at least partially by improving the antioxidant defense system. (2019-04-25)
Liquid crystals in nanopores produce a surprisingly large negative pressure
Negative pressure governs not only the Universe or the quantum vacuum. (2019-04-24)
CEBAF turns on the charm
The world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of the atom's nucleus has just charmed physicists with a new capability. (2019-04-18)
Getting to the bottom of the 'boiling crisis'
Researchers from MIT and elsewhere review how a 'boiling crisis' can occur in environments such as nuclear power plants. (2019-04-05)
New PET imaging biomarker could better predict progression of Alzheimer's disease
Researchers have discovered a way to better predict progression of Alzheimer's disease. (2019-04-04)
Unlocking the female bias in lupus
The majority of lupus patients are female, and new findings from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on why. (2019-04-04)
Breakthrough alpha-ray treatment of cancer without external radiation
Radioactive iodine has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. (2019-04-02)
'Featherweight oxygen' discovery opens window on nuclear symmetry
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered and characterized a new form of oxygen dubbed 'featherweight oxygen' -- the lightest-ever version of the familiar chemical element oxygen, with only three neutrons to its eight protons. (2019-04-01)
First total-body PET/CT studies show potential for better, faster, lower-dose images
The first human case studies from the first total-body PET/CT scanner show enhanced image quality, reduced scan time, a longer time window to perform the scan, reduced dose and total-body dynamic imaging, among other benefits and possibilities. (2019-03-29)
ORNL investigates complex uranium oxides with help from CADES resources
To accelerate the process of identifying novel uranium oxide phases, an ORNL team studied 4,600 different potential crystal structures of uranium oxide compositions on Metis, a CADES high-performance computing cluster. (2019-03-28)
NUP160 genetic mutation linked to steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome
Mutations in the NUP160 gene, which encodes one protein component of the nuclear pore complex nucleoporin 160 kD, are implicated in steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, an international team reports March 25, 2019, in JASN. (2019-03-26)
FSU researchers discover a novel protein degradation pathway
A Florida State University research team how a type of protein that is embedded in the inner nuclear membrane clears out of the system once it has served its purpose. (2019-03-12)
New 'tracers' improve diagnosis of cancer and may be useful for treatment
Researchers have identified two new nuclear medicine tracers that make it easier to diagnose and potentially treat multiple types of cancer, providing high-quality images with less patient preparation and shorter acquisition times. (2019-03-11)
Physicists use supercomputers to solve 50-year-old beta decay puzzle
Beta decay plays an indispensable role in the universe. And for 50 years it has held onto a secret that puzzled nuclear physicists. (2019-03-11)
ORNL-led collaboration solves a beta-decay puzzle with advanced nuclear models
An international collaboration including scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory solved a 50-year-old puzzle that explains why beta decays of atomic nuclei are slower than what is expected based on the beta decays of free neutrons. (2019-03-11)
Fusion science and astronomy collaboration enables investigation of the origin of heavy elements
Atomic physicists working on nuclear fusion research succeeded in computing the world's highest accuracy atomic data of neodymium ions which is used in analysis of the light from a binary neutron star merger. (2019-03-11)
Shifting away from coal is key to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, PSU study finds
The United States could fulfill its greenhouse gas emission pledge under the Paris Climate Agreement by virtually eliminating coal as an energy source by 2024, according to new research from Portland State University. (2019-03-07)
Sleep tight! Researchers identify the beneficial role of sleep
Why do animals sleep? Why do humans 'waste' a third of their lives sleeping? (2019-03-05)
Nuclear medicine imaging monitors effectiveness of therapy for melanoma patients
Nuclear medicine imaging with PET/CT can monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment for metastatic melanoma and predict outcome. (2019-03-05)
PET/CT imaging agent shows promise for better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism
Researchers report that a new nuclear medicine tracer may allow better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). (2019-02-15)
Neuroendocrine tumors: Choosing the best treatment
An increasing number of anti-cancer drugs are made available each year. (2019-02-14)
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