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New explanation for sudden heat collapses in plasmas can help create fusion energy
PPPL researchers find that jumbled magnetic fields in the core of fusion plasmas can cause the entire plasma discharge to suddenly collapse. (2020-03-30)
Electric jolt to carbon makes better water purifier
Nanocarbons for purifying water get a lot more efficient by exposing a precursor mixture to high voltage. (2020-03-21)
Oncotarget DOT1L inhibition is lethal for multiple myeloma due to perturbation
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 11 reported that in order to understand the molecular mechanism of the dependency in MM, the research team examined gene expression changes upon DOT1L inhibition in sensitive and insensitive cell lines and discovered that genes belonging to the endoplasmic reticulum stress pathway and protein synthesis machinery were specifically suppressed in sensitive cells. (2020-03-20)
Oncotarget Early prediction of resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 11 reported that at clinical progression, 64 EGFR T790M plasma positive patients were subjected to second line-treatment with osimertinib and strictly monitored during the first month of therapy. (2020-03-20)
Study finds molecule in lymphatic system implicated in autoimmune diseases
A study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has discovered a molecule in the lymphatic system that has the potential to play a role in autoimmune disease. (2020-03-20)
A landmark plan for realizing fusion energy and advancing plasma science
A summary of key points of the fusion and plasma science community's year-long Community Planning Process that proposes accelerating development of these strategic fields. (2020-03-19)
Associations between vaspin levels and coronary artery disease
In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2019.0565, Lutfu Askin, Okan Tanriverdi, Hakan Tibilli and Serdar Turkmen from the Department of Cardiology, Adiyaman Education and Research Hospital, Adiyaman, Turkey consider associations between vaspin levels and coronary artery disease. (2020-03-19)
Artificial intelligence helps prevent disruptions in fusion devices
Research led by a Princeton University graduate student demonstrates that machine learning can predict and avoid damaging disruptions to fusion facilities. (2020-03-17)
Astrophysicists wear 3D glasses to watch quasars
A team of researchers has shown a way to determine the origins and nature of quasar light by its polarization. (2020-03-13)
Permanent magnets stronger than those on refrigerator could be a solution for delivering fusion energy
Permanent magnets can, in principle, greatly simplify the design and production of the complex coils of stellarator fusion facilities. (2020-03-11)
Fatal overproduction of antibodies
Bone marrow plasma cells produce antibodies. These comprise two long and two short protein chains. (2020-03-10)
Feeding fusion: hydrogen ice pellets prove effective for fueling fusion plasmas
Injecting pellets of hydrogen ice rather than puffing hydrogen gas improves fusion performance. (2020-03-10)
Turbulent convection at the heart of stellar activity
Different stars can exhibit different levels of activity. The Sun's signs of solar activity are rather feeble on an astronomical scale. (2020-03-09)
Prostate cancer 'fingerprint' detected in blood sample
Scientists at UCL have invented a new test to identify the earliest genetic changes of prostate cancer in blood: a process which could allow doctors to see if cancers have spread, monitor tumor behavior and enable better treatment selection. (2020-03-09)
New next-generation sequencing technique dramatically shortens diagnosis of sepsis
A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, describes a new technique that uses real-time next-generation sequencing (NGS) to analyze tiny amounts of microbial cell-free DNA in the plasma of patients with sepsis, offering the possibility of accurate diagnosis of sepsis-causing agents within a few hours of drawing blood. (2020-03-05)
Chlamydia build their own entrance into human cells
Chlamydia, a type of pathogenic bacteria, need to penetrate human cells in order to multiply. (2020-03-05)
Severe peanut allergy may be a 'gut reaction'
A new study of 19 people who suffer from peanut allergy found an abundance of allergy-causing immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in the gut, providing valuable insights into the mechanisms of severe allergies to peanuts and other foods, which together affect as much as 6% of the US population. (2020-03-05)
Plasma-driven biocatalysis
Compared with traditional chemical methods, enzyme catalysis has numerous advantages. (2020-03-03)
Blood test method may predict Alzheimer's protein deposits in brain
Researchers report an advance in the development of a blood test that could help detect pathological Alzheimer's disease in people who are showing signs of dementia. (2020-03-02)
Rare diseases - Key insights from small samples
The study of a rare genetic disease has enabled a team led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich´s Christoph Klein to uncover the role of a membrane-associated protein in the development and function of human T cells. (2020-02-27)
Isotope movement holds key to the power of fusion reactions
Controlling the uniformity of hydrogen isotope density ratio in fusion plasma is a problem for realizing fusion energy. (2020-02-26)
Reduced stress changes profile of various lipid compounds
Reduced stress is linked to changes in the profile of plasma metabolites, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2020-02-25)
Design of the W7-X fusion device enables it to overcome obstacles
Advanced design of the world's largest and most powerful stellarator demonstrates the ability to moderate heat loss from the plasma that fuels fusion reactions. (2020-02-24)
Single gene cluster loss may contribute to initiation/progression of multiple myeloma
The loss of one copy of the miR15a/miR16-1 gene cluster promoted initiation and progression of multiple myeloma in mice. (2020-02-20)
Study points to better medical diagnosis through levitating human blood
New research from the UBC's Okanagan campus, Harvard Medical School and Michigan State University suggests that levitating human plasma may lead to faster, more reliable, portable and simpler disease detection. (2020-02-19)
Vitamin C may shorten ventilation in critically ill patients
Vitamin C administration shortened the duration of mechanical ventilation in critical care patients, but the effect depended on the severity of illness. (2020-02-14)
Solar wind samples suggest new physics of massive solar ejections
A new study led by the University of Hawai'i (UH) at Mānoa has helped refine understanding of the amount of hydrogen, helium and other elements present in violent outbursts from the Sun, and other types of solar 'wind,' a stream of ionized atoms ejected from the Sun. (2020-02-14)
Electric solid propellant -- can it take the heat?
Electric solid propellants are being explored as a safer option for pyrotechnics, mining, and in-space propulsion because they only ignite with an electric current. (2020-02-13)
Ceramides predict vascular brain injury and dementia
In a study published in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, a team led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital describes the role of plasma ceramides in dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their potential as a blood-based biomarker. (2020-02-13)
Tracking a silent killer: New biomarker identified for arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy
Scientists have identified a metabolic biomarker that could help track the progression of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC) -- an inherited heart condition that can kill swiftly and without warning -- in a study of heart tissue and plasma from patients with AC. (2020-02-12)
Fewer steroids, no plasma exchange: A change in treatment for vasculitis
The insights from the PEXIVAS Trial, a 10-year study, shows treatment for ANCA-associated vasculitis can use half the standard dosage of steroids and involve no blood plasma exchanges. (2020-02-12)
Blood-based multiplexed diagnostic sensor helps to accurately detect Alzheimer's disease
A research team at KAIST reported clinically accurate multiplexed electrical biosensor for detecting Alzheimer's disease by measuring its core biomarkers using densely aligned carbon nanotubes. (2020-02-11)
Blasting 'forever' chemicals out of water with a vortex of cold plasma
Researchers from Drexel University have found a way to destroy stubbornly resilient toxic compounds, ominously dubbed 'forever chemicals,' that have contaminated the drinking water of millions across the United States. (2020-02-11)
'Levitating' proteins could help diagnose opioid abuse, other diseases
Researchers at the Precision Health Program have helped develop a new method called 'magnetic levitation' for detecting the density of proteins in the blood -- a method that could vastly improve the rate at which diseases are detected and diagnosed. (2020-02-04)
Cold plasma patch could make immunotherapy more effective for treating melanoma
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the UCLA has developed a medicated patch that can deliver immune checkpoint inhibitors and cold plasma directly to tumors to help boost the immune response and kill cancer cells. (2020-02-03)
UNH researchers find clues to how hazardous space radiation begins
Scientists at the University of New Hampshire have unlocked one of the mysteries of how particles from flares on the sun accumulate at early stages in the energization of hazardous radiation that is harmful to astronauts, satellites and electronic equipment. (2020-02-03)
Exploring strangeness and the primordial Universe
Within quark-gluon plasma, strange quarks are readily produced through collisions between gluons. (2020-01-31)
Researchers combine X-rays and laser light to image sprays
Researchers have developed a new laser-based method that provides an unprecedented view of sprays such as the ones used for liquid fuel combustion in vehicle, ship and plane engines. (2020-01-30)
Quantum logic spectroscopy unlocks potential of highly charged ions
Scientists from the PTB and the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK), both Germany, have carried out pioneering optical measurements of highly charged ions with unprecedented precision. (2020-01-29)
A new blood component revealed
Does the blood we thought to know so well contain elements that had been undetectable until now? (2020-01-23)
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