(Brown University) Through a combination of experiments with college students and laboratory worms, researchers have identified the first specific genes to show molecular alterations associated with short sleep duration.
(The Yates Network) Peer-reviewed results published in the journal CNS Drugs elucidate a new molecular mechanism of action for tramiprosate, the active agent in Alzheon's Phase 3-ready drug candidate, ALZ-801. Scientists discovered that...Show More Summary
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) A large new study from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium provides the first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after trauma.
(University of Nevada, Reno) The unassuming ice plant could become an ingenious weapon in the fight against a warming climate that threatens to limit regions suitable for growing biofuel crops. Biochemist and molecular biologist John...Show More Summary
Plastic, rubber, and many other useful materials are made of polymers—long chains arranged in a cross-linked network. At the molecular level, these polymer networks contain structural flaws that weaken them.
Physicists have extended a classic cooling technique to a triatomic molecule, perhaps opening a door to future molecular quantum computers
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) A novel microscopy method allows unprecedented insights into the spatial organization and direct interactions of immune cells within blood and liquid multi-lineage tissues. Show More Summary
In the previous blog we talked about the different category of Optical Communication which uses LED lights for the data transmission, known as “Light Fidelity”. In this blog we are going to discuss another upcoming technology in theShow More Summary
Researchers from Georgia State University's Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine have received a four-year, $2.8 million federal grant to study diabetic cardiomyopathy, diabetes-related changes in the structure and function of the heart muscle.
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
In scanning genomes of many fungal species, scientists find over 1,000 molecular pathways that might yield a large variety of antibiotics and other drugs.
(Goethe University Frankfurt) FRANKFURT. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are promising candidates for flexible flat displays. By means of a screening process developed by chemists at Goethe University Frankfurt, it is now possible to identify more quickly lead structures with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties.
(Bentham Science Publishers) Free radicals are derived either from normal essential metabolic processes in the human body or from external sources such as exposure to environmental xenobiotics. A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is essential for proper physiological function.
The rising demand for increasingly sophisticated smartphones, tablets and home cinemas is a growing challenge for display technology. At present, organic materials are the most effective way to master this challenge. In particular molecules...Show More Summary
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with Temple University and Argonne National Laboratory has developed a way to observe material restructuring at the atomic scale in real time. In their paper published in the journal Science,...Show More Summary
Naked mole rats can survive 18 minutes with zero oxygen and suffer no ill effects thanks to a molecular trick that lets them metabolize fructose.
(University of East Anglia) Researchers have uncovered molecular details of how pathogenic bacteria fight back against the human immune response to infection.Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Institut de BiologieShow More Summary
Researchers have uncovered molecular details of how pathogenic bacteria fight back against the human immune response to infection.
After NASA's announcement last week, Enceladus is the icy moon on everyone's mind -- not that are are many others (sorry, Europa). According to the agency, molecular hydrogen has been found in Enceladus' subterranean ocean, which bolsters the idea that the icy moon could host extraterrestrial microbes. Show More Summary
After NASA’s announcement last week, Enceladus is the icy moon on everyone’s mind—not that are are many others (sorry, Europa). According to the agency, molecular hydrogen has been found in Enceladus’ subterranean ocean, which bolsters the idea that the icy moon could host extraterrestrial microbes. Despite Enceladus’… Read more...