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Anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent inhibits glioblastoma growth and radiation resistance

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A collaborative team of neuro-oncology surgeon/scientists -- led by Ichiro Nakano, M.D., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Maode Wang, M.D., Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, ChinaShow More Summary

First basic physics simulation of impact of neutrals on turbulence

(DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) This article describes simulation of recycled neutral atoms on plasma turbulence in fusion experiments.

High-temperature superconductivity in B-doped Q-carbon

(North Carolina State University) Researchers at North Carolina State University have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials act as superconductors, using a novel, boron-doped Q-carbon material.

Dark matter is likely 'cold,' not 'fuzzy,' scientists report after new simulations

(University of Washington) Scientists have used data from the intergalactic medium -- the vast, largely empty space between galaxies -- to narrow down what dark matter could be.

Stress hormone linked to mood and hippocampus volume

(Society for Neuroscience) Individual differences in the pattern of release of the hormone cortisol in response to a stressful experience reveal how stressed a person actually feels, suggests a study of healthy women published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Research targets long-term brain deficits in cardiac arrest survivors

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Research conducted by Jason Middleton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, and Neuroscience at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and colleagues may lead to a treatment to prevent long-term sensory problems by restoring normal brain function in survivors of cardiac arrest.

Scientists capture first image of major brain receptor in action

(Columbia University Medical Center) Columbia University Medical Center researchers have captured the first three-dimensional snapshots of the AMPA-subtype glutamate receptor in action. The receptor, which regulates most electrical signaling in the brain, is involved in several important brain activities, including memory and learning.

Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle models

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In the summer of 2012, two undergraduate students tackled a problem that plant ecology experts had overlooked for 30 years. The students demonstrated that different plant species vary in how they take in carbon dioxide and emit water through the pores in their leaves. Show More Summary

Scientists enlist baker's yeast in a hunt for new medicines

One of the hardest parts in drug discovery is pinning down how a medicine actually works in the body. It took nearly 100 years to uncover the molecular target of aspirin, but even with cutting-edge technology, it can take years to untangle how drugs interfere with cells. Show More Summary

Escherichia coli bacteria hijack copper, feed off it

Copper has long been known for its ability to kill bacteria and other microbes.

New membranes help reduce CO2 emission

The University of Twente and the German research centre Jülich are collaborating on developing membranes for an efficient separation of gasses, to use for the production of oxygen or hydrogen, for example.

New material emits white light when exposed to electricity

Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material, a mixture of carbon nanorings and iodine, which conducts electricity and emits white light when exposed to electricity. Show More Summary

What happens when materials collide? Observing fracture in stressed materials

(Osaka University) International team led by Osaka University researchers reports the first direct observations of a material's dynamic fracture at the atomic scale, from X-ray diffraction measurements of tantalum.

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity

(Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University) Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material,...Show More Summary

NUS engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave-based information processing technology

(National University of Singapore) A research team led by Professor Adekunle Adeyeye from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, has recently achieved a significant breakthrough in spin wave information processing technology. Show More Summary

A toolbox for creating new drugs

ETH microbiologists led by Markus Künzler have discovered a remarkable enzyme in a fungus. They now want to use it to develop new drugs.

New light weight metal as formable as aluminum sheet metal with 1.5 times higher strength

A research team at NIMS and Nagaoka University of Technology developed high strength magnesium sheet metal that has excellent formability comparable to that of the aluminum sheet metal currently used in body panels of some automobiles. The alloy uses only common metals, and is expect to be a low-cost light weight sheet metal for automotive applications.

Immune cells the missing ingredient in new bladder cancer treatment

(University of British Columbia) New research offers a possible explanation for why a new type of cancer treatment hasn't been working as expected against bladder cancer.

US study of dapivirine ring in lactating women finds little drug gets into breast milk

(Microbicide Trials Network) The antiretroviral drug dapivirine contained in a vaginal ring for HIV prevention, is absorbed in very low concentrations into breastmilk, according to a US study of the dapivirine ring in women who were no longer nursing their babies but still producing milk. Show More Summary

Georgia State's Inlighta Biosciences gets $2 million grant to develop enhanced MRI contrast agents

(Georgia State University) A local start-up, life sciences company founded by Dr. Jenny Yang, Regents' Professor of Biochemistry at Georgia State University, has received a $2 million federal grant to develop improved magnetic resonance...Show More Summary

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