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LloydsPharmacy launches pilot program to help and support mental health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
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Less may be more in next-gen batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Engineers build full lithium-ion batteries with silicon anodes and an alumina layer to protect cathodes from degrading. By limiting their energy density, the batteries promise excellent stability for transportation and grid storage use. more
LloydsPharmacy launches pilot program to help and support to mental health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
LloydsPharmacy is piloting an innovative new service that offers extra help and support to mental health patients. more
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Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed a launch services agreement for... more
Despite less ozone pollution, not all plants benefit  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Policies and new technologies have reduced emissions of precursor gases that lead to ozone air pollution, but despite those improvements, the amount of ozone that plants are taking in has not followed... more
Engineers develop recipe to dramatically strengthen body armor  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have formulated a new recipe that can prevent weaknesses in modern-day armor. By adding a tiny amount of the element silicon to boron carbide, a material commonly used for making body... more
Engineers develop recipe to dramatically strengthen body armor  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
According to ancient lore, Genghis Khan instructed his horsemen to wear silk vests underneath their armor to better protect themselves against an onslaught of arrows during battle. Since the time of Khan,... more
Cognitive function in people with mental illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
A study has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. This surprising finding could provide new insights into therapies designed... more
Designer-defect clamping of ferroelectric domain walls for more-stable nanoelectronics  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Engineered defects in ferroelectric materials provides key to improved polariaztion stability, a significant step forward for domain-wall nanoelectronics in data storage. Researchers achieved stability greater than one year (a 2000%... more
Ultrafast camera takes 1 trillion frames per second of transparent objects and phenomena  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Engineers have adapted a picosecond imaging technology to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells and phenomena like shockwaves. more
Scientists engineer a minimal synthetic cellular system to study basic cell function  nanowerk · 13 hours
Researchers have engineered a synthetic cell that can encapsulate fundamental biochemical reactions. They also show that such a minimal system can respond to changes... more
Bioengineering living heart valves  nanowerk · 22 hours
Using tissue engineering techniques, researchers are developing living heart valves that can grow after implantation in the human heart. more
George Mason University researchers receive $314,000 to design better vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
George Mason University's Aarthi Narayanan, Associate Professor, College of Science and the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Disease, and Remi Veneziano, Assistant Professor, Volgenau School of Engineering,... more
Space Development Agency to start building its first constellation of surveillance satellites  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The agency issued a broad area announcement on “National Defense Space Architecture Systems, Technologies and Emerging Capabilities.” SpaceNews.com more
To reverse engineer dynamics of microbial communities, researchers construct their own  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientific and public appreciation for microbes -- and the key role their communal actions play in environmental health, food production, and human wellness -- has grown... more
To reverse engineer dynamics of microbial communities, researchers construct their own  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientific and public appreciation for microbes—and the key role their communal actions play in environmental health, food production, and human wellness—has grown in recent years. While... more
Well-designed substrates make large single crystal bi-/tri-layer graphene possible  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have reported the fabrication and use of single crystal copper-nickel alloy foil substrates for the growth of large-area, single crystal bilayer and trilayer graphene films. more
Modified plants to curb climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Now bioinformatics specialists might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide. more
Blue light triggers memory and emphatic fear in mice via a non-invasive approach  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have engineered an improved biological tool that controls calcium (Ca2+) levels in the brain via blue light. This monster-OptoSTIM1 causes a... more
The politics and cost of adapting to climate change in New York City  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This past week the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of... more
New technology systematically identifies drug targets in living animals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Developing new medicines and understanding how they target specific organs often gives a crucial advantage in the fight against human diseases. more
UK Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC) invest in Henniker Plasma treatment technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The EPIC Centre, built to serve the Electronics and Photonics industry, recently acquired an advanced plasma treatment system from UK based manufacturer... more
Smart soft robotic grippers enabled by self-powered tribo-skins  nanowerk · 2 days
Grippers or end effectors are an essential tool integrated with robotic arms for implementing grasping and manipulating functions in a variety of tasks, ranging from picking up and holding objects, to digging... more
New uses for old medicines  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
It turns out that in the rush to invent new drugs to treat cancers, scientists may have overlooked some obvious possibilities of existing drugs currently being used for other diseases. A new study says that therapies for diabetes,... more
Engineering defects in ferroelectrics provides key to improved polarisation stability  nanowerk · 3 days
Improved polarisation retention in ferroelectric a significant step forward for domain-wall nanoelectronics in data storage. more
Inverse design of porous materials using artificial neural networks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The ability to generate optimized nanomaterials with artificial neural networks can significantly revolutionize the future of materials design in materials science. While scientists had progressively created small and simple molecules,... more
Laser diode emits deep UV light  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Nagoya University scientists, in cooperation with Asahi Kasei Corporation, have designed a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light, and have published a paper in the journal Applied Physics Express. more
Wisdom of the crowd? Building better forecasts from suboptimal predictors  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. have introduced a method for enhancing the power of existing algorithms to forecast the future of unknown... more
Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Engineers have developed a light-sensitive material that allows gastrointestinal devices to be triggered to break down inside the body when they are exposed to light from an ingestible LED. more
Biophysical and biomolecular interactions of malaria-infected erythrocytes in engineered human capillaries  Science Magazine · 5 days
Microcirculatory obstruction is a hallmark of severe malaria, but mechanisms of parasite sequestration are only partially understood. Here, we developed a robust three-dimensional microvessel model that... more
Access to tetracyclic aromatics with bridgehead metals via metalla-click reactions  Science Magazine · 5 days
The never-ending pursuits for exploring aromatic molecular architectures result in the large libraries of aromatics with fascinating structures, which have greatly broadened the scope of aromaticity. Despite extensive... more
Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once... more
New method can improve resolution of brain magnetic resonance imaging using artificial intelligence  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers of the ICAI Group -Computational Intelligence and Image Analysis- of the University of Malaga have designed an unprecedented method that is... more
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and... more
Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research finds that global South countries have pledged the largest areas of land to forest restoration, and are also farthest behind in meeting their targets due to challenging factors... more
Not all of nature's layered structures are tough as animal shells and antlers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Engineers looking to nature for inspiration have long assumed that layered structures like those found in mollusk shells enhance a material's toughness,... more
Self-assembled artificial microtubule like LEGO building blocks  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Simple LEGO bricks can be assembled to more complicated structures, which can be further associated into a wide variety of complex architectures, from automobiles, rockets, and ships to gigantic castles and amusement parks. Such... more
Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The U.N. and other international organizations agree that forest restoration is a critical part of the collective global effort to combat climate change, reduce extinctions, and improve the lives of... more
Researchers develop self-assembled artificial microtubule like LEGO building blocks  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Simple LEGO bricks can be assembled to more complicated structures, which can be further associated into a wide variety of complex architectures, from automobiles, rockets, and ships to gigantic castles... more
Scientists create titanium parts using additive technologies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Manufacturing products from titanium and its alloys using traditional methods remains a complex technological task that requires a lot of time and money. Scientists at South Ural State University have developed a new universal... more
Expert discusses the prospects of climate engineering  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Climate engineering may offer a last-ditch technological solution to catastrophic climate change, but who makes the decisions on which solutions to implement, and who the beneficiaries will be? Once we start fiddling with the... more
The greenbacks in mobile phone mines  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
No-one who is economically active can afford to go without at least a mobile phone, and at the pace that electronic equipment is re-invented, it's only a matter of time before your 'latest' iPhone 11 ends... more
Self-assembled artificial microtubules developed  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Simple LEGO bricks can be assembled to more complicated structures, which can be further associated into a wide variety of complex architectures, from automobiles, rockets, and ships to gigantic castles and amusement parks. Such an event of multi-step assembly, so-called... more
Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When female firefighters put on the protective suits they need for their work, they're often using gear that has been designed for a male body. more
Novel protein positioning technique improves functionality of yeast cells  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A research team at Kobe University has developed a method of artificially controlling the anchorage position of target proteins in engineered baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). more
Research could be starting point for wound dressings with 'built-in infection stoppers'  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. more
'Melting rock' models predict mechanical origins of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Engineers at Duke University have devised a model that can predict the early mechanical behaviors and origins of an earthquake in multiple types of rock. The model provides new insights into unobservable... more
Genetically engineered mosquitoes halt Dengue spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens in January 2020 reports the development of mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to resist infection by several types of the dengue virus. This is the first... more
Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. Biologists developed a human antibody for dengue suppression in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the insects that spread dengue. The development... more
Spider Architect’s Intricate 'Silkhenge' Revealed in Stunning Video  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
High-resolution video of tiny, bizarre silk structures found across the Amazon known as a silkhenge show the mysterious spider construction as never before. more
Subwavelength dielectric resonators for nonlinear nanophotonics  Science Magazine · 6 days
Subwavelength optical resonators made of high-index dielectric materials provide efficient ways to manipulate light at the nanoscale through mode interferences and enhancement of both electric and magnetic fields. Such Mie-resonant dielectric structures have low absorption, and... more
Study unravels new insights into a Parkinson's disease protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The new study explores alpha-synuclein's basic properties, with a focus on a section of the protein known as the non-amyloidal component (NAC). The research was done on fruit fly larvae... more
Lights on for germ-free wound dressings  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. Biomimetic hydrogels with 'built-in' antimicrobial properties can significantly decrease this danger. Scientists have now... more
An electrically pumped surface-emitting semiconductor green laser  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists and Engineers have used surface-emitting semiconductor lasers in data communications, for sensing, in FaceID and within augmented reality glasses. In a new report, Yong-Ho Ra and a research team in the departments of... more
Scientists uncover how an explosion of new genes explain the origin of land plants  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The new study, led by scientists from the universities of Bristol and Essex and published today in Current Biology, challenge... more
Biomimetic hydrogel with photodynamic antimicrobial effect  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. Biomimetic hydrogels with "built-in" antimicrobial properties can significantly decrease this danger. In the journal... more
Decontaminating pesticide-polluted water using engineered nanomaterial  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Atrazine is one of the most widely used pesticides in North America. Researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) have developed a new method to degrade it that combines a new nanostructured material... more
Highly efficient and tumor-selective nanoparticles for dual-targeted immunogene therapy against cancer  Science Magazine · 1 week
While immunotherapy holds great promise for combating cancer, the limited efficacy due to an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and systemic toxicity hinder the broader application of cancer... more
[Editors' Choice] Organoid optimization: Engineering a better cell therapy to treat type 1 diabetes  Science Magazine · 1 week
Islet organoids reaggregated in endothelialized collagen constructs improve engraftment and function in the subcutaneous space in diabetic mice. more
Scientists breach brain barriers to attack tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. But protection comes at a cost: These barriers interfere with the immune system when faced with dire threats... more
Toward safer disposal of printed circuit boards  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Printed circuit boards are vital components of modern electronics. However, once they have served their purpose, they are often burned or buried in landfills, polluting the air, soil and water. Most concerning are the... more
Predicting the year in chemistry  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With 2020 just starting, scientists around the world are wondering what the year has in store for them. To help steer them straight, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, is highlighting... more
Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since the invention of the transistor in 1947, computing development has seen a consistent doubling of the number of transistors that can fit on a chip. But that trend, known as Moore's Law, may... more
Reinventing the computer: Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era  nanowerk · 1 week
As Moore's Law comes to an end with a limit to the number of transistors that fit on a chip, a paradigm of brain-inspired neuromorphic computing paves the... more
Scientists validate new technology that transforms sewage sludge into fertilizer more efficiently  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
World population growth and lifestyle are the main causes of the increase in the volume of wastewater. As a result of the treatment of... more
'Coolsculpting' inventors develop new non-surgical method for targeting fat  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are developing a new form 'Coolsculpting' technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using a safe, injectable ice solution or 'slurry.' more
Generation and manipulation of spin currents for advanced electronic devices  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Graphene-based van der Waals heterostructures could be used to design ultra-compact and low-energy electronic devices and magnetic memory devices, according to a study led by ICREA Prof. Sergio... more
Predicting hurricane damage through semantic web resources  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Predicting the damage caused by a hurricane might be possible thanks to an analysis of semantic web resources, according to work published in the International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering. more
Zeroing in on decarbonization  MIT · 1 week
Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change. more
Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Employing advanced technologies that allow whole brain imaging at single-cell resolution, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that in an alcohol-dependent... more
In mice, alcohol dependence results in brain-wide remodeling of functional architecture  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using novel imaging technologies, researchers produce first whole-brain atlas at single-cell resolution, revealing how alcohol addiction and abstinence remodel neural physiology and function in mice. more
KU Leuven researchers develop new antibacterial strategy that weakens bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Bioscience engineers from KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a new antibacterial strategy that weakens bacteria by preventing them from cooperating. Unlike with antibiotics, there is no resistance... more
InDepth Pharmaceuticals to commercialize novel technique to predict kidney transplant success  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
InDepth Pharmaceuticals, founded by Deepak Nihalani, Ph.D., the SmartState Endowed Chair in Renal Disease Biomarkers at the Medical University of South Carolina, has taken a vital... more
MGH laboratory develops new technology to reduce fat  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
How cool is this: the Massachusetts General Hospital laboratory that invented cryolipolisis or "Coolsculpting," a popular non-surgical method for reducing fat under the skin, is developing a new form of the technology... more
Community-delivered curriculum lowers parenting stress among low-income parents  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Low-income parents reported lower perceived parenting stress and better overall outcomes when parents participated in Parenting Journey, a community-delivered curriculum designed to increase resilience and support nurturing family relationships. more
Tailored mesoporous silica particles could be used to treat obesity, diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The... more
Colloidal quantum dot laser diodes are just around the corner  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Los Alamos scientists have incorporated meticulously engineered colloidal quantum dots into a new type of light emitting diodes (LEDs) containing an integrated optical resonator, which allows them to... more
Evonetix and imec partner to increase production of chip-based technology for desktop DNA platform  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
EVONETIX LTD, the synthetic biology company developing a desktop platform for scalable, high-fidelity and rapid gene synthesis, today announced it... more
PerkinElmer provides newborn screening assay for PPMD’s New York State pilot program  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced that it is providing the newborn screening assay for Parent... more
'Swiss cheese' bones could be cause of unexplained low back pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In experiments with genetically engineered and old mice, researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority of low back pain in people may... more
Not so fast: Some batteries can be pushed too far  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Fast charge and discharge of some lithium-ion batteries with intentional defects degrades their performance and endurance, according to engineers. more
Study may help develop new treatments for abnormal nerve growth in the spine  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In experiments with genetically engineered and old mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority... more
Colloidal quantum dot laser diodes are just around the corner  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have incorporated meticulously engineered colloidal quantum dots into a new type of light emitting diodes (LEDs) containing an integrated optical resonator, which allows them to function as... more
New strategy in the fight against antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Bioscience engineers have developed a new antibacterial strategy that weakens bacteria by preventing them from cooperating. Unlike with antibiotics, there is no resistance to this strategy. more
MOSHEMT - innovative transistor technology reaches record frequencies  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have succeeded in developing a novel type of transistor with extremely high cut-off frequencies: metal oxide semiconductor HEMTs, in short MOSHEMTs. more
Researchers discover new strategy in the fight against antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bioscience engineers from KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a new antibacterial strategy that weakens bacteria by preventing them from cooperating. Unlike with antibiotics, there is no resistance... more
Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The... more
Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The results... more
Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The... more
Solving complex problems at the speed of light  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many of the most challenging optimization problems encountered in various disciplines of science and engineering, from biology and drug discovery to routing and scheduling can be reduced to NP-complete problems. Intuitively speaking,... more
New web tool will facilitate military, wind energy industry collaboration  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new web tool, Texas Early Notification Tool, TENT, has been designed for energy industry developers to screen for potential project sites and identify potential issues that should... more
Most engineered nanoparticles enter tumours through cells, not between them  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have discovered that an active, rather than passive, process dictates which nanoparticles enter solid tumours. The finding upends previous thinking in the field of cancer nanomedicine and... more
How to verify that quantum chips are computing correctly  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a step toward practical quantum computing, researchers from MIT, Google, and elsewhere have designed a system that can verify when quantum chips have accurately performed complex computations that classical... more
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