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HIV patients sticking with therapy longer, Medicaid data show

(Brown University) A large new study based on Medicaid data identifies a clear trend of people staying on their HIV medications longer than they used to.

New £3.5 million microscope and ion accelerator now operational

(University of Huddersfield) THE completion of a £3.5 million research facility means that the University of Huddersfield is established as one of Europe's leading centres for the use of ion beams as a tool for the investigation of issues ranging from nuclear technology and nanoparticles to semiconductors and the effects of radiation exposure on materials in space.

Strathclyde-led research develops world's highest gain high-power laser amplifier

(University of Strathclyde) The world's highest gain high power laser amplifier -- by many orders of magnitude -- has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde.

Argonne scientists make vanadium into a useful catalyst for hydrogenation

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) In a new study, Argonne chemist Max Delferro boosted and analyzed the unprecedented catalytic activity of an element called vanadium for hydrogenation -- a reaction that is used for making everything from vegetable oils to petrochemical products to vitamins.

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers.

Designer viruses stimulate the immune system to fight cancer

(Université de Genève) Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer. These designer viruses alert the immune system and cause it to send killer cells to help fight the tumor. Show More Summary

Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection

(Tufts University) Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had higher survival rates when infected with E. Show More Summary

Researchers studying century-old drug in potential new approach to autism

(University of California - San Diego) In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat...Show More Summary

The big star that couldn't become a supernova

(Ohio State University) For the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang.

Collapsing star gives birth to a black hole

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole.

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques

(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A research team led by Professor YongKeun Park of the Physics Department at KAIST has developed an optical manipulation technique that can freely control the position, orientation, and shape of microscopic samples having complex shapes.

Unveiling the quantum necklace

(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids.

A flip switch for binge-eating?

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating.

Designer worm spit supercharges healing

(James Cook University) Every day 12 Australian diabetics have a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. Globally, it's one every 30 seconds. A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing...Show More Summary

Development of compound that captures specific alkane gas molecule with its color change

(Kanazawa University) A ring-shaped molecule based on pillar[5]arene conjugated with benzoquinone has been developed, the powder of which selectively captures n-alkane gas molecule by host-guest complexation but not branched or cyclic alkane molecule. Show More Summary

Labeling a bacterial cell 'jacket'

(University of Delaware) A team of researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system research.

The birth and death of a tectonic plate

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Geophysicist Zachary Eilon developed a new technique to investigate the underwater volcanoes that produce Earth's tectonic plates

Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors

(University of California - San Diego) Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics. The work appears in the April 19, 2017 issue of Advanced Energy Materials.

Scientists capture the first cryo-EM images of cellular target for type 2 diabetes in action

(University of Michigan) Researchers at the University of Michigan, Stanford University and biotech company ConfometRx have captured the first cryo-electron microscopy snapshots of a key cellular receptor in action.

First-of-its-kind study shows how hand amputation, reattachment affect brain

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Researchers from the University of Missouri have found evidence of specific neurochemical changes associated with lower neuronal health in these brain regions. Further, they report that some of these changes in the brain may persist in individuals who receive hand transplants, despite their recovered hand function.

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