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Investigators build a better targeted drug therapy using the power of computation
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital set out to design more stable and predictable ADCs by using computer simulations to predict and plan out how the drug payload and antibody can stay linked to each other. (2019-11-08)
Octapharma USA sponsors ASA Symposium on fibrinogen supplementation in surgical patients
Octapharma USA sponsored a scientific symposium, 'Fibrinogen Supplementation in Surgical Patients - New Perspectives in Acquired Fibrinogen Deficiency,' at the recent American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting.The clinical trials discussed at ASA include: FORMA-05: Fibrinogen Concentrate vs. (2019-11-05)
Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space
University of Iowa researchers report the spacecraft Voyager 2 has reached interstellar space, following Voyager 1's historic passage six years ago. (2019-11-04)
Peering into a more 'human' petri dish
The recent development of physiologic media, like other efforts designed to address the modeling capacity of cell culture, holds immense potential to improve understanding of human biology. (2019-11-04)
How Chlamydia gain access to human cells
Infection biologists at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the University of Freiburg have found out how the LIPP protein discovered in Düsseldorf helps Chlamydia to infect human cells. (2019-10-30)
PPPL findings: Discoveries from fusion to astrophysics at global gathering
Feature wraps-up wide-ranging PPPL talks on fusion and plasma science at the 61st conference of the American Physical Society-Department of Plasma Physics. (2019-10-29)
An overlooked piece of the solar dynamo puzzle
A previously unobserved mechanism is at work in the Sun's rotating plasma: a magnetic instability, which scientists had thought was physically impossible under these conditions. (2019-10-28)
Mix master: Modeling magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasma
Many of the most dramatic events in the solar system--the spectacle of the Northern Lights, the explosiveness of solar flares, and the destructive impact of geomagnetic storms that can disrupt communication and electrical grids on Earth--are driven in part by a common phenomenon: fast magnetic reconnection. (2019-10-22)
Magneto-inertial fusion experiment nears completion
The Plasma Liner Experiment will soon test the potential for a novel plasma fusion concept, while offering insights into the physics of colliding plasma jets. (2019-10-21)
Gravity crystals: A new method for exploring the physics of white dwarf stars
Grab a mixing bowl from your kitchen, throw in a handful of aluminum balls, apply some high voltage, and watch an elegant dance unfold where particles re-arrange themselves into a distinct 'crystal' pattern. (2019-10-21)
New insights could help tame speedy ions in fusion plasmas
To create a practical fusion energy reactor, researchers need to control particles known as fast ions. (2019-10-21)
World record acceleration: Zero to 7.8 billion electron volts in 8 inches
To understand the fundamental nature of our universe, scientists would like to build particle colliders that accelerate electrons and their antimatter counterparts (positrons) to extreme energies (up to tera electron volts, or TeV). (2019-10-21)
Taking new angle to enable more efficient, compact fusion power plants
Researchers at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego have demonstrated a new approach for injecting microwaves into a fusion plasma that doubles the efficiency of a critical technique that could have major implications for future fusion reactors. (2019-10-21)
Island retreat: Fuel injection helps reduce magnetic island instabilities
Fusion is a non-carbon-based process for energy production, where lighter atoms fuse into heavier ones. (2019-10-21)
Making connections: Bringing astrophysical processes down to Earth
Magnetic reconnection, a process in which magnetic field lines tear and come back together, releasing large amounts of kinetic energy, occurs throughout the universe. (2019-10-21)
Taking a new tangent to control pesky waves in fusion plasmas
Fusion combines light elements in the form of plasma -- the hot, charged state of matter composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei -- to generate massive amounts of energy. (2019-10-21)
Volcanic ash sparks a new discovery
Imagine you're getting ready to fly to your favorite vacation destination when suddenly a volcano erupts, sending massive amounts of volcanic ash into the atmosphere, and forcing the cancellation of your flight. (2019-10-21)
A technology to transform 2D planes into 3D soft and flexible structures
DGIST Professor Sohee Kim's Team developed a technology to produce 3D soft and flexible devices by blowing balloons made of polymeric thin films. (2019-10-21)
A father's diet could affect the long-term heart health of his offspring
A new study has found that a lack of protein in a father's diet affects the quality of his sperm and in turn, could affect the long-term cardiovascular health of his offspring. (2019-10-15)
Light my fire: How to startup fusion devices every time
Researchers have constructed a framework for starting and raising a fusion plasma to temperatures rivaling the sun in hundreds of milliseconds. (2019-10-10)
Physicists have found a way to 'hear' dark matter
Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute for Physics have turned to plasmas in a proposal that could revolutionise the search for the elusive dark matter. (2019-10-09)
Pressure runs high at edge of solar system
Out at the boundary of our solar system, pressure runs high. (2019-10-08)
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2019
ORNL story tips: Reaching the boiling point for HVACs; showcasing innovation for technology transfer; using neutrons to lend insight into human tissue; and heating the core in a fusion prototype experiment. (2019-10-07)
Physical activity and good fitness improve cardiac regulation in children
A recent Finnish study showed that more physically active and fit children have better cardiac regulation than less active and fit children. (2019-10-02)
Tracking the HI virus
A European research team led by Prof. Christian Eggeling from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT), and the University of Oxford has now succeeded in using high-resolution imaging to make visible to the millisecond how the HI virus spreads between living cells and which molecules it requires for this purpose. (2019-10-02)
Metabolic discovery may help in fight against heart disease, diabetes
Researchers at Cornell University have uncovered a key step in how the human body metabolizes sugar, which could lead to better treatment and prevention of heart disease, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. (2019-10-02)
A comprehensive atlas of genetic regulation of lipid metabolism published
An international research team has identified several novel genetic variants associated with plasma levels of lipid species and cardiovascular disease risk in humans. (2019-09-26)
Better samples, better science: new study explores integrity of research specimens
Biological samples can be highly susceptible to changes over time, which often occur when they are removed from deep refrigeration. (2019-09-23)
Today's forecast: How to predict crucial plasma pressure in future fusion facilities
Feature describes improved model for forecasting the crucial balance of pressure at the edge of a fusion plasma. (2019-09-20)
Plasma flow near sun's surface explains sunspots, other solar phenomena
A new model for plasma flow within the sun provides novel explanations for sunspots, the 11-year sunspot cycle, solar magnetic reversals and other previously unexplained solar phenomena. (2019-09-19)
RUDN University mathematician first described the movement in a flat strip of plasma
RUDN University mathematician for the first time proved the theorem of existence and uniqueness of solutions of the Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation in a strip. (2019-09-19)
A liquid biopsy test can identify patients who may respond to immune checkpoint blockade
A new liquid biopsy test could detect microsatellite instability (MSI) and tumor mutational burden (TMB), indicating that it could help determine which patients are likely to respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors. (2019-09-10)
New biomarker for dementia improves risk prediction
In a new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, researchers have measured circulating levels of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2 (IGFBP-2), a potential biomarker for dementia. (2019-09-10)
Study tests performance of electric solid propellant
Electric solid propellants are being explored for use in dual-mode rocket engines because they aren't susceptible to ignite from a spark or flame and can be turned on and off electrically. (2019-09-03)
Laser-produced uranium plasma evolves into more complex species
When energy is added to uranium under pressure, it creates a shock wave, and even a tiny sample will be vaporized like a small explosion. (2019-08-23)
New technique could streamline design of intricate fusion device
Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. (2019-08-21)
Atomic 'Trojan horse' could inspire new generation of X-ray lasers and particle colliders
an international team of researchers, including scientists from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has demonstrated a potentially much brighter electron source based on plasma that could be used in more compact, more powerful particle accelerators. (2019-08-13)
Simulations demonstrate ion heating by plasma oscillations for fusion energy
A research team of fusion scientists succeeded in proving that ions can be heated by plasma oscillations driven by high-energy particles. (2019-08-06)
Improving the magnetic bottle that controls fusion power on Earth
The exhaustive detection method that discovered the error field in the initial run of the NSTX-U tokamak could serve as a model for error-field detection in future tokamaks. (2019-08-05)
Magnetic plasma pulses excited by UK-size swirls in the solar atmosphere
An international team of scientists led by the University of Sheffield have discovered previously undetected observational evidence of frequent energetic wave pulses the size of the UK, transporting energy from the solar surface to the higher solar atmosphere. (2019-08-05)
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