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Strongly Anisotropic Spin Relaxation Observed in Graphene When Interfaced with Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

Researchers of the ICN2 Physics and Engineering of Nanodevices Group, led by ICREA Prof. <b>Sergio O. Valenzuela</b>, have unambiguously demonstrated the …

Quantum Physics

The Structure of Cool

A team of researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Duke University has made the first determination of the atomic structure of …

Duke University

Solar Cells for Buildings Upgraded in New EU Project

Marika Edoff, Professor of Solid State Electronics, is the project coordinator. The kick-off meeting was held at the Ångström Laboratory in May, and …

Solar Panels

New TB Drugs Possible with Understanding of Old Antibiotic

Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs, thanks to new research into an old …

Microbiology

Combination Strategy Could Hold Promise for Ovarian Cancer

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers demonstrated that mice with ovarian cancer that received drugs to reactivate dormant genes along with …

Cancer

Meteorite Analysis Shows Reduced Salt Is Key in Earth’s New Recipe

Scientists have found the halogen levels in the meteorites that formed the Earth billions of years ago are much lower than previously thought.<p>The …

Meteorites

In First, 3-D Printed Objects Connect to Wifi Without Electronics

Imagine a bottle of laundry detergent that can sense when you’re running low on soap — and automatically connect to the internet to place an order …

University of Washington

Blood Pressure Declines 14 to 18 Years Before Death

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and UConn Healthin the US looked at the electronic medical records of 46,634 British …

High Blood Pressure

Superior Hydrogen Catalyst Just Grows That Way

Replacing your everyday gas guzzler with a hydrogen fueled car could drastically reduce your carbon footprint. So why don’t we all make the …

University of California

Microfibers and Water Comes a Promising New Material

Investigated for half a century, hydrogels are increasingly finding uses in areas including artificial tissue engineering, sustained drug delivery, …

National Academy of Sciences

Gene-Based Zika Vaccine Is Safe and Immunogenic in Healthy Adults

Results from two Phase 1 clinical trials show an experimental Zika vaccine developed by government scientists at the National Institute of Allergy …

Clinical Trials

Lemur Study Highlights Role of Diet in Shaping Gut Microbiome

A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems – and how …

Lemurs

Dark Fiber: Using Sensors Beneath Our Feet to Tell Us About Earthquakes, Water, and Other Geophysical Phenomenon

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown for the first time that dark fiber – the …

Geophysics

New Process Could Be Key to Understanding Complex Rearrangements in Genome

Understanding complex genomic rearrangements (CGRs), the culprit in the development of many types of cancer and genetic disorders, has always been a …

Imaging

Engineers 3-D Print a “Living Tattoo”

MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells.<p>The cells are …

3D

Large Study Links Alcohol Misuse to Subsequent Injury Risk in Young People

The immediate effects of drinking too much alcohol are obvious, unpleasant and can even be life threatening, but a new study has shown that young …

New Diagnostic Tool Aids Quality Control in Xenotransplantations

Sugars are highly important molecules for all life. They convey vital signals, and thus participate in manifold biological processes (e.g. …

Immune System

New Alzheimer’s Animal Model More Closely Mimics Human Disease

By injecting human Alzheimer’s disease brain extracts of pathological tau protein (from postmortem donated tissue) into mice with different amounts …

Central Nervous System

Targeting the Bone Marrow to Drive Brain Repair After Radiation Injury

Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and the Center for Regenerative Medicine at …

Repairs

New Way to Form Bioactive Spider Silk for Medical Use

A technique reported today in Advanced Materials offers a promising alternative to experimental silk forming methods that rely on harsh chemicals, …

Protein

NIH and Partners Launch HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study

The National Institutes of Health and partners have launched a large clinical trial to assess whether an experimental HIV vaccine regimen is safe and …

South Africa

Squeezing Light into a Tiny Channel Brings Optical Computing a Step Closer

Light is desirable for use in computing because it can carry a higher density of information and is much faster and more efficient than conventional …

Nanotech

Researchers Discover Breakthrough Process for Directly Converting Methane to Methanol

The direct oxidation of methane—found in natural gas—into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers at Tufts have …

Natural Gas

2-Drug Combination May Boost Immunotherapy Responses in Lung Cancer Patients

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers and colleagues have identified a novel drug combination therapy that could prime nonsmall cell lung …

Immunotherapy

Imaging Technique Advancing Stroke Treatment

In a journal article published this week in <i>Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express</i>, post-doctoral fellow Mohammad Izadifar’s preliminary results …

Imaging

Study Reads Between the Lines in Children's Vocabulary Differences

The nation’s 31 million children growing up in homes with low socioeconomic status have, on average, significantly smaller vocabularies compared with …

Psychology

New Technique Reduces Side Effects, Improves Delivery of Chemotherapy Nanodrugs

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs that increases their bioavailability and …

Carnegie Mellon University

Lifespan Prolonged by Inhibiting Common Enzyme

The lifespans of flies and worms are prolonged by limiting the activity of an enzyme common to all animals, finds a UCL-led study.<p>The enzyme – RNA …

Biology

NIH Launches HIV Prevention Trial of Long-Acting Injectable Medication in Sexually Active Women

The first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable medication for HIV prevention in sexually active women has begun. The study in …

Medicine

Combining Machine and Nanoparticles for Better Transplant Outcomes

By combining the use of drug-carrying nanoparticles with an organ-preserving machine, Yale researchers have developed a procedure that could help …

Particles