(American Chemical Society) This spring, a Pennsylvania woman who developed a urinary tract infection (UTI) became the first patient in the US reported to have a bacterial infection resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort. Show More Summary
(Bentham Science Publishers) Computer-aided high throughput ligand and structure based virtual screening are most effective pharmacoinformatic tools prior to experiment.
(University of the Basque Country ) Nearly 70 percent of the drugs currently being developed target membrane receptors. That is why in order to be able to advance in the development of more specific and more efficient drugs, the molecular mechanism that regulates the activity of these receptors needs to be deciphered. Show More Summary
(Nanyang Technological University) A new NTU Singapore robot will soon be spray-painting the interiors of industrial buildings in Singapore, saving time and manpower while improving safety.
When it comes to making chemical bonds, some elements go together like peanut butter and jelly; but for others, it's more like oil and water. Scientists can combat this elemental antipathy using extreme pressures. And now in ACS Central...Show More Summary
(ESO) An international team of astronomers has discovered glowing gas clouds surrounding distant quasars. This new survey by the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope indicates that halos around quasars are far more common than expected. Show More Summary
(Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology) Physicists in Australia have cloned light at the quantum scale, opening the door to ultra-secure encrypted communications. 'We have produced near-perfect clones of light beams...Show More Summary
(Yale University) A Yale-led research team used a new gene editing strategy to correct mutations that cause thalassemia, a form of anemia. Their gene editing technique provided corrections to the mutations and alleviated the disease in mice, the researchers said. The finding could lead to studies of a similar gene therapy to treat people with inherited blood disorders.
(Carnegie Mellon University) A next-generation gene-editing system developed by Carnegie Mellon and Yale scientists has cured a genetic blood disorder mice using a simple IV treatment. Unlike the popular CRISPR gene-editing technique,...Show More Summary
Flexible and iridescent films made from cellulose nanocrystals and zwitterionic surfactants
A simple, efficient, and environment friendly method has been developed for the synthesis of pyrazoline by the cyclocondensation of chalcones and hydrazine hydrate using very cheaper catalyst, baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). Show More Summary
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Six researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society.
(American Institute of Physics) AIP Publishing has announced that Gregory Howes, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the inaugural 2016 Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics. Show More Summary
(Georgia Institute of Technology) For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research. Show More Summary
(PLOS) More than 40 million people worldwide are blind, and many of them reach this condition after many years of slow and progressive retinal degeneration. Little is known about whether the brain of blind people retains residual capacity to process restored or artificial visual inputs. Show More Summary
(Indiana University) Medical researchers at Indiana University have found evidence for a link between prostate cancer, which affects millions of men age 50 and older, and Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects children and young adults. The results appear in the journal Cell Reports.
Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently create hydrogen from water - an important key in making renewable energy production and storage viable.
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Scientitsts from MIPT have developed a technique which can control the growth of plants. They decided to try pollen tubes, which compared to seeds germinate much more quickly (2 hours instead of weeks). Show More Summary
(Boyce Thompson Institute) When caterpillars attack, corn plants release volatile scent compounds, called terpenes, that attract parasitic wasps, whose larvae consume the caterpillar from the inside out. Not all corn varieties are equally...Show More Summary
(University College London) The likelihood of seeing quantum systems violating the second law of thermodynamics has been calculated by UCL scientists.