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New nano-engineering strategy shows potential for improved advanced energy storage
Renewable energy platforms such as wind and solar need large-scale energy storage systems. (2020-07-03)
New drug reduces stroke damage in mice
Mice that received an injection of a new experimental drug, TAT-DP-2, after a stroke had smaller areas of damage, and their long-term neurological function was better than that of untreated animals. (2020-07-01)
Novel potassium channel activator which acts as a potential anticonvulsant discovered
Mount Sinai neuroscience researchers discover a novel potassium channel activator which acts as a potential anticonvulsant. (2020-06-30)
Effects of potassium fertilization in pear trees
Potassium fertilization effects on quality, economics, and yield in pear orchard. (2020-06-11)
Chemotherapy and cancer gang up to cause a neurological side effect, study says
Chemotherapy has been the lone suspect in a neurological ailment, but cancer also appears to be to blame. (2020-06-09)
Study shows hydroxychloroquine's harmful effects on heart rhythm
The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been promoted as a potential treatment for Covid-19, is known to have potentially serious effects on heart rhythms. (2020-05-30)
Anesthesia's effect on consciousness solved, settling century-old scientific debate
How does general anesthesia cause loss of consciousness? Despite its 175-year-history of use by the U.S. medical system, science has been unable to definitively answer that question, until now. (2020-05-29)
Astronomers create cloud atlas for hot, Jupiter-like exoplanets
As astronomers ramp up study of the atmospheres of hot, Jupiter-like planets around other stars, they encounter clouds that obscure study of atmospheric gases. (2020-05-26)
Salt substitution could prevent almost half a million deaths from CVD in China
A nationwide intervention to replace regular household salt with potassium-enriched salt substitutes in China could prevent nearly half a million cardiovascular deaths per year, according to a new modelling study published in the British Medical Journal. (2020-04-22)
New route of assembly and ionic channel traffic in cardiac cells
Ionic channels -integral proteins in the cell membrane- are essential in several processes such as cardiac activity, nervous transmission, cell proliferation and the regulation of blood pressure. (2020-04-17)
Development of new photovoltaic commercialization technology
A technology to further accelerate the commercialization of Colloidal Quantum Dot(CQD) Photovoltaic(PV) devices, which are expected to be next-generation photovoltaic devices, has been developed. (2020-04-10)
Virginia Tech scientists reveal brain tumors impact normally helpful cells
Unprovoked recurrent seizures are a serious problem affecting most patients who suffer from glioma, a primary brain tumor composed of malignant glial cells. (2020-04-06)
Health researchers find solution to life-threatening side effect
Through studies of rats, researchers from the University of Copenhagen may have found the reason behind of a large drop in blood pressure in patients receiving intravenous pain medication. (2020-03-25)
Skoltech scientists developed a new cathode material for metal-ion batteries
Researchers from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) created a new cathode material based on titanium fluoride phosphate, which enabled achieving superior energy performance and stable operation at high discharge currents. (2020-03-23)
Antibiotic intercepts building blocks of the bacterial envelope
One of the last arrows in the quiver in the fight against dangerous bacteria is the reserve antibiotic daptomycin. (2020-03-20)
Ball-and-chain inactivation of ion channels visualized by cryo-electron microscopy
Ion channels, which allow potassium and sodium ions to flow in and out of cells, are crucial in neuronal 'firing' in the central nervous system and for brain and heart function. (2020-03-18)
Potassium metal battery emerges as a rival to lithium-ion technology
In research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrate how they can overcome a persistent challenge known as dendrites to create a metal battery that performs nearly as well as a lithium-ion battery, but relies on potassium -- a much more abundant and less expensive element. (2020-03-02)
Altered potassium levels in neurons may cause mood swings in bipolar disorder
A sweeping new set of findings by Salk researchers reveals previously unknown details explaining why some neurons in bipolar patients swing between being overly or under excited. (2020-02-19)
Sensitive and specific potassium nanosensors to detect epileptic seizures
IBS scientists in collaboration with collaborators at Zhejiang University,have reported a highly sensitive and specific nanosensor that can monitor dynamic changes of potassium ion in mice undergoing epileptic seizures, indicating their intensity and origin in the brain. (2020-02-10)
CIGSe thin-film solar cells: EU Sharc25 project increases efficiency
Thin-film solar cells made of copper, indium, gallium, and selenium (CIGSe) are cost-effective to produce and now achieve efficiencies of significantly more than 20%. (2020-02-05)
Safe potassium-ion batteries
Australian scientists have developed a nonflammable electrolyte for potassium and potassium-ion batteries, for applications in next-generation energy-storage systems beyond lithium technology. (2020-01-31)
Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials
Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. (2020-01-15)
Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries: An effort towards a more sustainable environment
Concerns about the scarcity of lithium and other materials necessary in the now-ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries have recently driven many researchers to look for alternatives, such as sodium and potassium. (2020-01-15)
Study: Early intervention of hyperkalemia cuts mortality in half
In a new study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Adam Singer, MD, et al reported that quickly correcting high potassium levels, a condition known as hyperkalemia, in emergency department patients cut mortality in that population by half. (2020-01-08)
Antiarrhythmic drug identified as potential treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension
High blood pressure in the lungs, known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), is a potentially fatal disease caused by obstruction of blood flow in the lungs. (2019-12-12)
Water common -- yet scarce -- in exoplanets
The most extensive survey of atmospheric chemical compositions of exoplanets to date has revealed trends that challenge current theories of planet formation and has implications for the search for water in the solar system and beyond. (2019-12-11)
Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan named 20th Perl-UNC neuroscience prize recipients
The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to Lily Jan, Ph.D., and Yuh-Nung Jan, Ph.D., both at UC San Francisco, for the 'discovery and functional characterization of potassium channels.' (2019-12-10)
Turning waste heat into hydrogen fuel
Hydrogen as an energy carrier can help us move away from fossil fuels, but only if it is created efficiently. (2019-11-14)
Skoltech scientists developed superfast charging high-capacity potassium batteries based on organic
Skoltech researchers in collaboration with scientists from the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS and the Ural Federal University showed that high-capacity high-power batteries can be made from organic materials without using lithium or other rare elements. (2019-11-11)
Common anti-inflammatory may increase risk of diabetes
A commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory may increase the risk of diabetes after just one week of treatment, according to new findings presented at The Society for Endocrinology Annual Conference. (2019-11-11)
Study finds glutamates such as MSG can help reduce Americans' sodium intake
A new study indicates that the substitution of glutamates such as MSG for salt can reduce Americans' sodium intake by up to 7-8 percent. (2019-11-08)
Why myelinated mammalian nerves are fast and allow high frequency
Researchers have achieved patch-clamp studies of an elusive part of mammalian myelinated nerves called the Nodes of Ranvier. (2019-11-05)
First structure of human cotransporter protein family member solved
In work that could someday improve treatments for epilepsy, UT Southwestern scientists have published the first three-dimensional structure of a member of a large family of human proteins that carry charged particles -- ions -- across the cell membrane. (2019-10-29)
Alfalfa and potassium: It's complicated
Expect a tradeoff between alfalfa yield and quality when fertilizing with potassium. (2019-10-16)
Were hot, humid summers the key to life's origins?
Chemists at Saint Louis University, in collaboration with scientists at the College of Charleston and the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution, found that deliquescent minerals, which dissolve in water they absorb from humid air, can assist the construction of proteins from simpler building blocks during cycles timed to mimic day and night on the early Earth. (2019-10-04)
CRISPRed fruit flies mimic monarch butterfly -- and could make you puke
Monarch butterflies and a few other insects evolved essentially the same genetic mutations allowing them to eat toxic milkweed without getting sick. (2019-10-02)
Study explains molecular mechanism of botanical folk medicines used to treat hypertension
Common herbs, including lavender, fennel and chamomile, have a long history of use as folk medicines used to lower blood pressure. (2019-09-30)
New function in a protein of plants essential to developing drought-tolerant crops
Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València and the University of Malaga have discovered a new function in the BAG4 plant protein. (2019-09-26)
Cheaper drug just as effective protecting heart in duchenne muscular dystrophy
A new clinical trial conducted by Ohio State University found a cost-effective generic drug works just as well as a more expensive drug in preserving heart function in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (2019-09-24)
Illinois engineer continues to make waves in water desalination
University of Illinois researcher Kyle Smith continues to build on his highly praised work to develop new methods of deionizing saltwater. (2019-08-30)
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