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Vienna Neuroscientists Decode the Brain Activity of the Worm

Scientists at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) show for the first time a direct link between neural activity across an animal's entire brain and behavior.

Molecular Soccer Ball” Perovskite Solar Cell Already At 20.5% Efficiency

A new perovskite solar cell combines tandem architecture, low cost materials and energy efficient, low cost thin film solar cell manufacturing “Molecular Soccer Ball” Perovskite Solar Cell Already At 20.5% Efficiency was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Genetic cause of cleft palates

Some children are born with cleft palates and, of those children, some have an asymmetrical face and a malformed ear. A team of scientists led by Berlin-based researcher Enno Klußmann of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) has taken an important step towards discovering the genetic causes of this condition, known as Goldenhar syndrome. read more

Molecular trigger for cerebral cavernous malformation identified

Researchers in Italy, Germany and the United States have identified a regulatory protein crucial for the development of cerebral cavernous malformation -- a severe and incurable disease mainly affecting the brain microvasculature. The results show that the KLF4 protein plays a central role in the development of CCM lesions.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: newly identified molecular mechanism could lead to treatment

Synapse loss is a hallmark of the early stages of Alzheimer's. Now, researchers have found how these brain cell connections are destroyed in the disease.

Using zeolites to remediate acid mine drainage - on latest episode of "Arizona Mining Review"

Zeolites are minerals comprised of silicon, aluminum, and oxygen that form frameworks full of cavities and channels that can work as "molecular sieves." Ted Eyde, President of St. Cloud Mining in Tucson, joins us on this month's episode of Arizona Mining Review to describe how certain zeolites are being used to remediate acid mine drainage. Show More Summary

How cells in the developing ear 'practice' hearing

Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have figured out the molecular chain...Show More Summary

New study on complete response rates for late-stage cancer

The researchers reported the results of a meta-analysis of 68 chemotherapy trials for cancer treatment between 2000 and 2006 - before the gradual introduction of targeted cancer therapies (drugs that target specific molecular pathways in tumour cells) from 2007, which today can be prescribed alongside cytotoxic drugs. read more

Harnessing a peptide holds promise for increasing crop yields without more fertilizer

AMHERST, Mass. - Molecular biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who study nitrogen-fixing bacteria in plants have discovered a "double agent" peptide in an alfalfa that may hold promise for improving crop yields without increasing fertilizer use. read more

Understanding the fruit fly's nose

New work on the fruit fly's sense of smell uses an interdisciplinary approach to learn how chemical signals control the behavior of insects. Understanding molecular mechanisms of the insect's sense of smell may give researchers clues on how to interfere and manipulate odour-evoked behaviours in the wild.

Medical News Today: Children's blood bears evidence of mom's smoking in pregnancy

New research shows if a mother smokes during pregnancy, molecular evidence of it can be found in the blood of the child up to the age of 5.

Marsupial Milk Makes the Worst Desserts

Looking back, foam seems like a time capsule gimmick of molecular gastronomy. But could foam made from synthetic marsupial milk—especially in the hands of talented dessert chef Pierre Roelofs—make it cool again?

Blood from small children 'remembers' prenatal smoking exposure

New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research finds that blood taken from children up to the age of five contains molecular evidence about whether their mothers smoked during pregnancy. read more

Key molecular players in obesity-associated type 2 diabetes identified

(Boston)--There is strong evidence that inflammation promotes obesity-associated type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications. However, clinical trials with anti-inflammatory drugs have only been modestly effective for treating Type 2 diabetes. Show More Summary

Speedy single-molecule nanosubs powered by UV light

For some time now, we've been hearing about the attempts by various groups to develop so-called nanosubmarines. Among other things, these microscopic "molecular machines" could conceivably be used for applications such as targeted drug delivery within the human body. Show More Summary

Master switch for brain development

Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz have unraveled a complex regulatory mechanism that explains how a single gene can drive the formation of brain cells. The research, published in The EMBO Journal, is an important step towards a better understanding of how the brain develops. It also harbors potential for regenerative medicine. read more

Scientists create microscopic submarines with light-powered molecular motors

Researchers at Rice University have revealed a breakthrough in nanotechnology that could someday quite literally change the world as we know it. Led by Rice lab chemist James Tour, the team has created what it is referring to as “nanosubmarines”...Show More Summary

Molecular Motor Drives Nano Submarine

Technology keeps making things smaller, but this is ridiculous. Scientists at Rice University in Houston have just made a tiny submarine with a molecular motor. They call it a unimolecular submersible nanomachine (USN), because it is composed of a single molecule made up of 244 atoms. Show More Summary

Matthieu Ricard: A Call for Solidarity

Tibetan Buddhist monk and author, Matthieu Ricard, was visiting his home town in Aix-les-Bains, in France, for a conference when the Paris attacks occurred last week. Ricard, a scientist who holds a PhD in molecular genetics, has written and spoken widely about the power of altruism and how it is an inherent quality of humanity. Show More Summary

Metabolic profiles distinguish early stage ovarian cancer with unprecedented accuracy

Studying blood serum compounds of different molecular weights has led scientists to a set of biomarkers that may enable development of a highly accurate screening test for early-stage ovarian cancer.

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