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Innovative computer software sheds new light on genetic processes underlying deadly diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Innovative computer software developed by University of Leicester scientists is shedding new light on the genetic makeup of deadly pathogens responsible for meningitis and... 2 hours
Why are U.S. neuroscientists clamoring for marmosets?
Science Magazine Genetically engineered monkey models spark new projects—and raise ethical questions 3 hours
'Mushrooms' and 'brushes' help cancer-fighting nanoparticles survive in the body
PHYS.ORG For a number of innovative and life-saving medical treatments, from organ replacements and skin grafts to cancer therapy and surgery, success often depends on slipping past or fending... 3 hours
Where deep learning meets metamaterials
PHYS.ORG Breakthroughs in the field of nanophotonics—how light behaves on the nanometer scale—have paved the way for the invention of "metamaterials," man-made materials that have enormous applications, from remote nanoscale sensing to energy harvesting and medical diagnostics. But their... 3 hours
E-cigarettes and a new threat—how to dispose of them
PHYS.ORG The two largest global brands of capsule coffee, Nespresso and Keurig, are regarded by many as environmental nightmares. Billions of the throwaway nonrecyclable plastic products currently clutter waste dumps, waterways... 5 hours
Testing an undersea robot that can detect and map oil spills
PHYS.ORG In late September 2018, MBARI engineers demonstrated a new use for MBARI's long-range autonomous underwater vehicles (LRAUVs)—detecting and tracking oil spills. Working with the US Coast... 6 hours
New technology encodes and processes video orders of magnitude faster than current methods
SCIENCE DAILY Computer scientists have developed a new technology that can encode, transform and edit video faster -- several orders of magnitude faster --... 7 hours
Researchers report strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron
PHYS.ORG A team led by Professor Arne Skerra at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing... 8 hours
NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat
PHYS.ORG NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO—which stands for Mars Cube One—has Mars in sight. 9 hours
New medical navigation system receives international innovation award
NEWS MEDICAL The team behind a new medical navigation system which makes it easier to take biopsy samples from the lungs recently received an international innovation award during Innovation Expo 2018 in Rotterdam. 9 hours
Dyson to make electric cars in Singapore
PHYS.ORG British electric appliance pioneer Dyson said Tuesday it had picked Singapore as the site for its first electric car plant as part of a £2.5 billion (2.8 billion euro, $3.3 billion) global investment drive... 10 hours
China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland
PHYS.ORG China on Tuesday opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland, a feat of engineering carrying immense economic and political significance. 13 hours
New technology encodes and processes video orders of magnitude faster than current methods
PHYS.ORG Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new technology that can encode, transform and edit video faster—several... 13 hours
NASA's first image of Mars from a CubeSat
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO -- which stands for Mars Cube One -- has Mars... 22 hours
Researchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic
SCIENCE DAILY Scleric Acid has been discovered by capturing and engineering a DNA fragment from soil bacteria Streptomyces sclerotialus, and could help fight bacterial infections. 24 hours
Plants engineered to always be on alert don’t grow well
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists bred a type of weed to lack proteins that help stem the production of bitter chemicals used to ward off insect attacks. 24 hours
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SPACE NEWS Engineers have made progress correcting a faulty gyro on the Hubble Space Telescope, making NASA optimistic the space telescope can resume normal... 24 hours
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ASTRO WATCH NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space.... 1 day
Ancient enzymes the catalysts for new discoveries
SCIENCE DAILY New research recreating 450 million-year-old enzymes has resulted in a biochemical engineering 'hack' which could lead to new drugs, flavors, fragrances and biofuels. 1 day
Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI
SCIENCE DAILY MIT engineers have devised a new technique to detect either electrical activity or optical signals in the brain, using a minimally invasive technique based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 1 day
New agent against anthrax
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron, which is crucial for its survival. It does so by neutralizing a special iron complexing agent produced by the bacterium. Because the anthrax pathogen only spreads... 1 day
Innovative strategy opens up new avenue of treatment for anthrax infections
NEWS MEDICAL A team led by Professor Arne Skerra at the Technical University of Munich has developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron,... 1 day
Ancient enzymes the catalysts for new discoveries
PHYS.ORG University of Queensland-led research recreating 450 million-year-old enzymes has resulted in a biochemical engineering 'hack' which could lead to new drugs, flavours, fragrances and biofuels. 1 day
Researchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic
PHYS.ORG Scleric Acid has been discovered by capturing and engineering a DNA fragment from soil bacteria Streptomyces sclerotialus, and could help fight bacterial infections—by researchers at the... 1 day
3D bioprinting technique could create artificial blood vessels, organ tissue
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object's firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one day include artificial arteries... 1 day
European-Japanese mission to investigate the smallest planet in the Solar System
PHYS.ORG The European-Japanese planetary mission BepiColombo lifted off from the European spaceport in French Guiana at 03:45 Central European Summer time on 20 October 2018 (22:45 on... 1 day
How do we cope with demands for water as we enter an era of scarcity?
PHYS.ORG Urban water systems in California and elsewhere face a time of reckoning, warns Richard Luthy, professor of civil... 1 day
Understanding architecture of cancer-linked BAF protein complexes provides insight into disease
PHYS.ORG In 2013, Broad Institute member Cigall Kadoch, then a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, discovered that approximately 20 percent of all human cancers involve mutations in... 1 day
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Checks for Collision Hazards As It Nears Asteroid Bennu
SPACE.COM After a huge team of engineers has spent years building a $800 million spacecraft, you want to be sure the craft doesn't bang into anything before... 1 day
Educational initiatives needed to improve knowledge about biosimilars in oncology
NEWS MEDICAL Biological medicines are responsible for some of the most promising innovations in cancer treatment, including immunotherapy, targeted drugs and vaccines - but they are also expensive. 2 days
Engineered Enzyme Could Treat Nicotine Addiction
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of scientists at the Scripps Research Institute has synthesized a new nicotine-degrading enzyme and successfully tested it in nicotine-dependent rats. Named NicA2-J1,... 2 days
New 3D bioprinting technique shows potential for artificial tissue fabrication
NEWS MEDICAL University of Colorado Boulder engineers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object's firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one... 2 days
Study highlights existence of barriers to early clinical trial access for adolescents and young adults
NEWS MEDICAL Young cancer patients at the crossroads of childhood and adulthood seem to be stuck in a treatment impasse.... 2 days
IU researchers receive $1.55 million from NIH to improve chronic-disease management
NEWS MEDICAL The National Institutes of Health, under the National Library of Medicine's program on data science research, has awarded $1.55 million to an interdisciplinary team lead by... 3 days
En route to custom-designed natural products
SCIENCE DAILY Microorganisms often assemble natural products similar to industrial assembly lines. Certain enzymes, non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS) play a key role in this process. Biotechnologists have now been able to discover how these enzymes interact with each... 3 days
Securing access to optimal cancer care through innovation, integration and sustainability
SCIENCE DAILY Securing access to optimal cancer care for all patients can only be achieved through integrated, sustainable translation of today's scientific advances into tomorrow's treatments, reinforced by... 3 days
BepiColombo's Path: Why Does It Take So Long to Get to Mercury?
SPACE.COM The European and Japanese space agencies launched their first mission to Mercury yesterday, but now, the mission's engineers and admirers have to endure a... 3 days
Merging mathematical and physical models toward building a more perfect flying vehicle
PHYS.ORG When designing flying vehicles, there are many aspects of which we can be certain but there are also many uncertainties. Most are random, and... 4 days
A new way to measure nearly nothing: Ultracold trapped atoms to measure pressure
PHYS.ORG Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts... 4 days
Expanding the optogenetics toolkit
SCIENCE DAILY A new molecular engineering technique has the potential to double the number of light-sensitive proteins available for studying brain circuits. 4 days
Scientists prepare for expedition to the world's deepest depths
REUTERS For the first time, humans will visit the deepest part of each of the five oceans, plunging to... 4 days
Functional regeneration of tendons using scaffolds with physical anisotropy engineered via microarchitectural manipulation
Science Magazine Structural and hierarchical anisotropy underlies the structure-function relationship of most living tissues. Attempts to exploit the interplay between cells and their immediate... 4 days
Atomic-level structure engineering of metal oxides for high-rate oxygen intercalation pseudocapacitance
Science Magazine Atomic-level structure engineering can substantially change the chemical and physical properties of materials. However, the effects of structure engineering on the capacitive properties of electrode materials... 4 days
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SPACE NEWS François Lombard, who took the helm at Airbus Intelligence in early 2017, is encouraging this type of innovation... 4 days
Modified optical centrifuge has potential to open up new ways for the study of superrotors
PHYS.ORG Using corkscrew-shaped laser pulses, scientists at DESY have devised a sophisticated optical centrifuge that can make molecules rotate... 4 days
Chemist obtains a nanocatalyst base from rice husk
PHYS.ORG A chemist from RUDN has developed a method to obtain high-porosity silicium dioxide, a base for nanocatalysts used in different types of organic reactions, from rice husks. The results of the study... 4 days
University of Pittsburgh wins NSF grant for big data research to prevent complications from anesthesia
NEWS MEDICAL The National Science Foundation awarded $1,182,305 to the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering to support research... 5 days
Gene sequencing reveals crucial molecular aspects of Trypanosoma brucei
NEWS MEDICAL Trypanosoma brucei, which causes sleeping sickness, evades the immune system by repeatedly altering the structure of its surface coat. Sequencing of its genome and studies of its 3D genome architecture... 5 days
Midazolam-mediated alterations of PER2 expression may have functional consequences during myocardial ischemia
NEWS MEDICAL Innovative cardioprotective strategies are of imminent demand. Nonfatal myocardial ischemia (MI) poses a significant risk to patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery and these non-cardiac... 5 days
New tool may reveal how the brain structure impacts brain activity, human behavior
NEWS MEDICAL The architecture of each person's brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. 5 days
New approach to understanding cancers will accelerate development of better treatments
NEWS MEDICAL A new innovation in cancer research will enable scientists to understand the complex causes of the disease with unprecedented speed and sophistication. This will accelerate the... 5 days
Chiral Lewis acids integrated with single-walled carbon nanotubes for asymmetric catalysis in water
Science Magazine The development of highly reactive and stereoselective catalytic systems is required not only to improve existing synthetic methods but also to invent... 5 days
New NSF policy will stifle innovation
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'Geek Girl' gamers are more likely to study science and technology degrees
SCIENCE DAILY Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming... 5 days
'Geek Girl' gamers are more likely to study science and technology degrees
PHYS.ORG Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming... 5 days
Infection biology: Staying a step ahead of the game
SCIENCE DAILY Trypanosoma brucei, which causes sleeping sickness, evades the immune system by repeatedly altering the structure of its surface coat. Sequencing of its genome and studies of its 3D genome architecture... 5 days
Valuable insights into the modeling, application, and production of bioactive materials
PHYS.ORG Anatomy, Modeling and Biomaterial Fabrication for Dental and Maxillofacial Applications provides readers with information about dental implants and biomaterial fabrication for maxillofacial procedures and dental bone... 5 days
Portable "tricorder" scans life signs
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow have developed a handheld device for taking medical readings from patients, and transferring the data to a smartphone. 5 days
Imec's elPrep software significantly speeds up genome sequencing analysis
PHYS.ORG This week at ITF Health 2018, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, showcases elPrep 4.0, a powerful software tool to speed up human DNA... 5 days
Research project aims to keep nuclear waste isolated 10,000 years into the future
PHYS.ORG The Leaning Tower of Pisa owes its perilous angle to the weak subsoil its foundations were built upon, back in the 12th... 5 days
Staying a step ahead of the game
PHYS.ORG Trypanosoma brucei, which causes sleeping sickness, evades the immune system by repeatedly altering the structure of its surface coat. Sequencing of its genome and studies of its 3-D genome architecture have now revealed crucial... 5 days
Genetically modifying zebrafish provides numerous, highly accurate disease models
NEWS MEDICAL Research published today describes how zebrafish can be genetically engineered to produce more accurate models of human disease. 5 days
Uncovering secret structure to safer explosives
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has shown that the structure of microscopic pores in high explosive materials can significantly impact performance and safety. These findings —  published recently as the cover... 5 days
Bursting the clouds for better communication
PHYS.ORG We live in an age of long-range information transmitted either by underground optical fibre or by radio satellites. But the throughput today is so great that radio frequency is no longer enough in itself. Research is... 5 days
Electrical enhancement: Engineers speed up electrons in semiconductors
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to... 5 days
Bursting the clouds for better communication
SCIENCE DAILY We live in an age of long-range information. Research is turning towards the use of lasers which have several advantages. However, this new technology faces a major problem: clouds. Due to their density, clouds stop the... 6 days
Not Just For Cows Anymore: New Cottonseed Is Safe For People To Eat
NPR Cottonseed is full of protein but toxic to humans and most animals. The USDA has approved a genetically engineered cotton with edible... 6 days
How does brain structure influence performance on language tasks?
SCIENCE DAILY The architecture of each person's brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. But how neuroanatomy impacts performance is largely an open question.... 6 days
Electrical enhancement: Engineers speed up electrons in semiconductors
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to three orders of magnitude. The speedier electronics could lead to improved solar power and transistor use across... 6 days
Grants awarded to Russian scientists for new research projects in natural sciences
NEWS MEDICAL The employees of the Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Dmitry Zaitsev and Dmitry Tsvetkov and a specialist from the Institute of Chemical Engineering,... 6 days
Regulating gene transcription using light
PHYS.ORG Researchers led by Mustafa Khammash have developed a new method that uses blue light to control the transcription of DNA into RNA in single cells. The technology could also be used in tissue engineering and stem cell research. 6 days
FDA grants Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for Immusoft’s Iduronicrin genleukocel-T
NEWS MEDICAL Immusoft Corporation, a Seattle-Wash.-based cell therapy company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted it Rare Pediatric Disease Designation (RPDD) for Iduronicrin genleukocel-T,... 6 days
Engineers report a new method for producing new flexible LCD screens
PHYS.ORG RUDN engineers have discovered substances to simplify the production of flexible LCD screens that display 3-D images. The work has been published in the Journal of... 6 days
Controlling organic semiconductor band gaps by electron-acceptor fluorination
PHYS.ORG Organic semiconductor materials have the potential to be used in innovative applications such as transparent and flexible devices, and their low cost makes them particularly attractive. The properties of organic semiconductor materials... 6 days
Dual vaccine against anthrax and plague
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has now engineered a virus nanoparticle vaccine against Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, tier 1 agents that pose serious threats to national security of the United States. B. anthracis and Y. pestis... 6 days
Simulating nuclear safety
PHYS.ORG Commercial operation of the CHASNUPP-1 996 megawatt intermediate type pressurised water reactor began in May 2000 in Pakistan. It is a conventional two-loop PWR and is run by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Now, scientists Khurram Mehboob and Mohammad Aljohani... 6 days
3d printing up up away 3D printing, up, up & away
ESA Technology image of the week: ESA’s award-winning aerospace-quality-plastic 3D printer, designed for use in weightless space 6 days
INTEGRA Biosciences offers chance to win a VOYAGER pipette
NEWS MEDICAL INTEGRA Biosciences is offering labs the chance to win one of 10 VOYAGER pipettes. As the only electronic multichannel pipette that offers automatic adjustment of tip spacing, the VOYAGER was... 6 days
Once kings of TV, US broadcast networks face reckoning
PHYS.ORG They once produced must-see television shows like "Seinfeld," "ER" and "Friends" but America's broadcast networks are facing a major crisis, as more and more viewers cut the cord in search... 7 days
scientists to debate landing site for next mars rover Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover
ASTRO WATCH Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later... 7 days
Can a unified path for development and conservation lead to a better future?
PHYS.ORG The U.S. city of Louisville, Kentucky isn't known as a hotbed of environmental action and innovation, but that could change as it... 7 days
William Shatner Helps Rocket Lab Unveil New Manufacturing Facility
SPACE.COM Rocket Lab just unveiled a huge new facility in New Zealand designed to enable fast mass production of the company's Electron booster. And William Shatner was on hand to lend... 7 days
This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective
SCIENCE DAILY Biological engineers have devised a way to regulate the expression of messenger RNA once it gets into cells, giving them more precise control over gene therapy treatments for cancer and... 1 week
Researchers Develop Artificial Prototissue Capable of Beating
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of scientists at the University of Bristol, UK, has developed a synthetic prototissue that is capable of synchronized beating. The... 1 week
Huge earthquake simulator to get an upgrade
PHYS.ORG The University of California, San Diego's outdoor shake table in Scripps Ranch will soon give engineers a truer sense of the fury released when big earthquakes erupt in places around the world, 1 week
SwRI's Strofio will measure Mercury's 'exosphere'
PHYS.ORG The European Space Agency's BepiColombo spacecraft will launch towards Mercury carrying a unique payload designed and built at Southwest Research Institute: an instrument called Strofio, which will study Mercury's tenuous exosphere. Part of the SERENA suite... 1 week
This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective
MIT Biological engineers design RNA circuits that enable precise control over the dose of therapeutic protein a patient receives. 1 week
Algorithmic innovation may help reduce invasive heart procedures
PHYS.ORG Doctors use invasive procedures to map the hearts of patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm, to decide whether an ablation procedure to remove heart tissue is likely to have... 1 week
New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application
PHYS.ORG As artificial intelligence has become increasingly sophisticated, it has inspired renewed efforts to develop computers whose physical architecture mimics the human brain. One approach, called reservoir computing, allows hardware devices... 1 week
Simple, inexpensive test quickly detects antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'
NEWS MEDICAL When you get sick, you want the right treatment fast. But certain infectious microbes are experts at evading the very anti-bacterial drugs designed to fight them. 1 week
Women are less likely to be rewarded for innovations in the workplace
PHYS.ORG Organizations are eager to find innovative workers because of their ability to see opportunities for improvement in areas that might otherwise go overlooked. But... 1 week
New infrared telescope first to monitor entire northern sky
PHYS.ORG A new infrared telescope designed and built by astronomers at ANU and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US will be the first of its kind to monitor... 1 week
Scientists to debate landing site for next Mars rover
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later this week to present, discuss and deliberate the future landing site for... 1 week
New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant superbugs
PHYS.ORG VIDEO When you get sick, you want the right treatment fast. But certain infectious microbes are experts at evading the very anti-bacterial drugs designed to fight them. 1 week
New maps to support decision-making after an earthquake
PHYS.ORG Researchers from diverse institutions, including the School of Land Surveying, Geodesy and Mapping Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, have developed a new methodology to create easy-to-understand maps for decision-making support after... 1 week
Scientists develop dual anthrax-plague vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers has now engineered a virus nanoparticle vaccine against Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, tier 1 agents that pose serious threats to national security of the United States. B. anthracis and Y. pestis are the... 1 week
Root architecture discoveries could help breed drought-resistant crops
PHYS.ORG We should breed new varieties of crops based on their root architecture rather than just focusing on the top half of the plant, according to scientists looking at how to cultivate plants... 1 week
Nutritional quality of breakfast linked to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in children
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Food Chain of the Public University of Navarre have published a... 1 week
UA professor receives NSF grant to develop antifouling materials for medical implants
NEWS MEDICAL Jie Zheng, Ph.D., a chemical and biomolecular engineering professor at The University of Akron, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation for... 1 week
Technique quickly identifies extreme event statistics
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed an algorithm that quickly pinpoints the types of extreme events that are likely to occur in a complex system, such as an ocean environment, where waves of varying magnitudes, lengths, and heights can... 1 week
New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant superbugs
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Scientists to debate landing site for next Mars rover
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Google launches connected speaker with screen, but no camera
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