High performance solid-state sodium-ion battery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers have now reported developing an organic cathode... more
Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental... more
Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Nine years ago tomorrow -- April 20, 2010 -- crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil... more
A universal framework combining genome annotation and undergraduate education  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists and educators have developed a framework for using new genome sequences as a training resource for undergraduates interested in learning genome annotation. This strategy will both make the process... more
Light and peptides: New method diversifies natural building blocks of life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Chemists have developed a new, light-based method for modifying peptides at the C-terminal position. The method introduces the structural diversity needed for drug design in this... more
Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New evidence suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the... more
Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil was thought to be solitary with little social structure that would require communication. But researchers have discovered the dolphins actually... more
On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform... more
Triplet superconductivity demonstrated under high pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have demonstrated a theoretical type of unconventional superconductivity in a uranium-based material, according to a new study. more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023, but their use in heavy-duty applications such as electric vehicles is... more
Discovery may help explain why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap... more
Breakthrough for children with serious epileptic seizures  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Emergency medicine doctors now have a better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children, thanks to a new study. Prolonged epileptic seizures are the most common neurological emergency in children seen by hospitals.... more
Warming: Plants are also stressed out  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
What will a three-degree-warmer world look like? When experiencing stress or damage from various sources, plants use chloroplast-to-nucleus communication to regulate gene expression and help them cope. Now, researchers have found that GUN1 -- a gene... more
More severe salmonella outbreaks ahead  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a model that can predict salmonella outbreaks several months in advance, and its results come as a warning ahead of the Easter long weekend. more
Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood... more
In rare cases, immune system fails despite HIV suppression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is usually effective at suppressing HIV, allowing the immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells. Scientists have now identified a rare,... more
Young children judge others based on facial features as much as adults do  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Just like adults, children by the age of 5 make rapid and consistent character judgements of others based on facial features, such... more
Coincidence helps with quantum measurements  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Through randomly selected measurements, physicists can determine the quantum entanglement of many-particle systems. With the newly developed method, quantum simulations can be extended to a larger number of quantum particles. Researchers now report on the first successful demonstration... more
From nata de coco to computer screens: Cellulose gets a chance to shine  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers meticulously measured the optical birefringence of highly aligned cellulose nanofibers, paving the way for sharper television, computer, and smartphone screens. more
Exploring what happens inside fires and explosions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The inside of a fire might be the last place one would explore, but a new method to do just that could lead to advances in fighting fires, creating cleaner engines and even space... more
Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables... more
How to hack your deadline: Admit it's uncertain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Embracing the uncertainty of deadlines could be key to more successful projects, researchers have found. more
Weak honey bee colonies may fail from cold exposure during shipping  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary study. more
Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of... more
New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that... more
New concept for novel fire extinguisher in space  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new concept of fire extinguishing, named Vacuum Extinguish Method. VEM is based on the 'reverse' operation of the conventional fire extinguishing procedure: It sucks the combustion products, even... more
The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists analyzed bits of beer vessels from an ancient Peruvian brewery to learn what the beer was made of and where the... more
How do we make moral decisions?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Some people may rely on principles of both guilt and fairness and may switch their moral rule depending on the circumstances, according to a new study on moral decision-making and cooperation. more
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a... more
Researchers map sound, response and reward anticipation in mouse brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward. more
Important insight on the brain-body connection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A study reveals that neurons in the motor cortex exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists understand how the brain controls the body and provide insight on certain neurological disorders. more
Preschoolers with chronic constipation tend to be picky eaters  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In the first study of its kind in the US, researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that contribute to their difficulties with... more
After heart attack: Late dinner and no breakfast a killer combination  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack. more
Making digital tissue imaging better  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A low-tech problem troubles the high-tech world of digital pathology imaging: There are no reliable standards for the quality of digitized tissue slides comprising the source material for computers reading and analyzing vast numbers of images. Poor-quality slides... more
RNA sequencing used to discover novel genes and pathways in celiac disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered novel genes and pathways related to early stages in the development of celiac disease and the ongoing inflammation and comorbidities associated... more
Brain wiring differences identified in children with conduct disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior -- known as conduct disorder -- could be caused by differences in the brain's wiring that link the brain's emotional centers... more
BRB-seq: The quick and cheaper future of RNA sequencing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Bioengineers have developed a new method for Bulk RNA Sequencing that combines the multiplexing-driven cost-effectiveness of a single-cell RNA-seq workflow with the performance of a bulk RNA-seq procedure. more
Investigators incorporate randomized trial within dialysis care delivery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients currently receive.... more
Experimental antiplatelet compound for acute stroke shows promise  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An experimental compound inhibited clot formation without increased bleeding, a common side effect of current anticlotting therapies, in a phase I study. First-in-human study shows the anticlotting drug was well-tolerated without serious... more
Achieving sugar reduction targets could cut child obesity and healthcare costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Reducing the sugar content of certain foods by 2020, in line with UK government policy targets, could cut child obesity and related illness, and save the... more
New eDNA technology used to quickly assess coral reefs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have developed a technique for measuring the amount of living coral on a reef by analyzing DNA in small samples of seawater. more
Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those... more
New automated biological-sample analysis systems to accelerate disease detection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Microfluidics refers to the manipulation of fluids in microscale devices. Commonly called "labs on a chip," microfluidic systems are used to study and analyze very small-scale chemical or biological samples,... more
Better method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process is safer and uses less energy than their previous... more
Growing a cerebral tract in a microscale brain model  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An international research team modeled the growth of cerebral tracts. Using neurons derived from stem cells, they grew cortical-like spheroids. In a microdevice, the spheroids extended bundles of axons toward... more
Antimicrobial paints have a blind spot  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers tested bacteria commonly found inside homes on samples of drywall coated with antimicrobial, synthetic latex paints. Within 24 hours, all bacteria died except for Bacillus timonensis, a spore-forming bacterium. more
Infection biology: Gut microbe helps thwart Salmonella  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified a bacterial species in the gut microbiome of the mouse which protects against infection by human-pathogenic Salmonella. more
Scientists advance creation of 'artificial lymph node' to fight cancer, other diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and... more
Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Synthetic biologists have added high-precision analog-to-digital signal processing to the genetic circuitry of living cells. The research dramatically expands the chemical, physical and environmental cues engineers can use to prompt programmed responses from engineered... more
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