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New graphene nano-ribbons lend sensors unprecedented sensitivity

Nanowerk research news - 13 hours 56 min ago
Pinning DNA-sized ribbons of carbon to a gas sensor can boost its sensitivity far better than any other known carbon material.

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Nanoelectronics breakthrough could make microprocessor chips work 1,000 times faster

Nanowerk research news - 17 hours 13 min ago
Researchers have recently invented a novel 'converter' that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and transmission in nanoelectronics.

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Metallic nanoparticles will help to determine the percentage of volatile compounds

Nanowerk research news - 18 hours 3 min ago
Scientists have developed a new way of increasing the sensitivity of detecting volatile compounds, especially chlorine, using metallic nanoparticles.

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Build molecules in My Molecularium - a free new game app

Nanowerk research news - 19 hours 48 min ago
This fast-paced, free game app challenges players to build a wide variety of fascinating molecules from water and vitamin C to caffeine and adrenalin.

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Researchers explore a new way of specific drug delivery using liposomes

Nanowerk research news - 21 hours 16 min ago
Researchers show a straightforward method to functionalize liposomes for specific targeting, potentially paving the way to personalized medicine.

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Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(University of Washington) A technique using satellites to create twice-yearly elevation maps of US mountain glaciers provides new insight into thinning of glaciers in the lower 48 states.
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Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family members

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(Penn State) A new study offers a rare glimpse into the genetics of a herpes simplex virus transmission event -- information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. The study reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus.
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Pollution responsible for 16 percent of deaths globally -- Lancet Commission report

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(Simon Fraser University) Diseases caused by pollution were responsible in 2015 for an estimated 9 million premature deaths -- 16 percent of all deaths worldwide, according to a report by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. SFU health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear is a commissioner and author.
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The New York Stem Cell Foundation Annual Conference

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(New York Stem Cell Foundation) NYSCF's 12th Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference convenes global leaders in translational stem cell and neuroscience research to present their latest work towards new treatments and cures for the most devastating diseases and injuries currently facing the world. The two-day conference features discussions on transformative new technologies in the field, how to get new research into the clinic for patients, and challenges in the regenerative medicine field as well as disease area-specific panels.
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BU researchers create tool to measure, control protein aggregation

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(Boston University College of Engineering) In the cover article in the current issue of Cell, BU Biomedical Engineer Ahmad S. Khalil along with colleagues from MIT and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, among others, describe the synthetic genetic tool they built to quantitatively sense, measure and manipulate protein aggregation in live cells. This may open the door to greater understanding and treatment of a range of maladies from Alzheimer's to type II diabetes.
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Marshall School of Medicine announces program to improve access to diabetes care in WV

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine ) The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine today launched a new program, Care Coordination of High Risk Diabetes Patients, thanks to a $1.5 million grant over five years from the Merck Foundation.
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Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West

EurekAlert! Materials - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(University of Washington) A technique using satellites to create twice-yearly elevation maps of US mountain glaciers provides new insight into thinning of glaciers in the lower 48 states.
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Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family members

EurekAlert! Materials - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(Penn State) A new study offers a rare glimpse into the genetics of a herpes simplex virus transmission event -- information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. The study reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus.
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Barry Simon wins 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for mathematical physics

EurekAlert! Materials - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(American Institute of Physics) AIP and APS announced that Barry Simon of Caltech is the recipient of the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, which is awarded annually to honor significant contributions to the field. In recognizing Simon, the two organizations cited him 'For his fundamental contributions to the mathematical physics of quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and statistical mechanics, including spectral theory, phase transitions, and geometric phases, and his many books and monographs that have deeply influenced generations of researchers.'
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Research predicts increase in inflammatory bowel disease in developing world

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(University of Calgary) For the last century, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been a challenge for patients and the medical community in the western world. New research published today in The Lancet by Dr. Gilaad Kaplan shows that countries outside the western world may now be facing the same pattern of increasing IBD rates.
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Superstorm Sandy five years later: How NJIT assisted with recovery efforts

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the U.S. east coast, taking the lives of 34 New Jersey residents, destroying hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, and causing over $62 billion in damage. The NJIT community responded to the disaster with immediate assistance and farsighted planning for the future.
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Nicotinic receptor could be target for treatment of lung inflammation

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Tests using mice employed an experimental drug that stimulates a specific type of nicotinic receptor in immune cells; researchers attested the reversion of the inflammation condition. The results of the drug were surprising, given the fact that it simulates acetylcholine, a bronchoconstrictor neurotransmitter inhibited by asthma and DPOC's best-known treatments
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US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term nat. planning

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Ocean observing systems are important as they provide information essential for monitoring and forecasting changes in Earth's climate on timescales ranging from days to centuries. A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds that continuity of ocean observations is vital to gain an accurate understanding of the climate, and calls for a decadal, national plan that is adequately resourced and implemented to ensure critical ocean information is available to understand and predict future changes.
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The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope

EurekAlert! Biology - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(University at Buffalo) A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the 'most comprehensive' coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease.
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Nicotinic receptor could be target for treatment of lung inflammation

EurekAlert! Materials - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:00
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Tests using mice employed an experimental drug that stimulates a specific type of nicotinic receptor in immune cells; researchers attested the reversion of the inflammation condition. The results of the drug were surprising, given the fact that it simulates acetylcholine, a bronchoconstrictor neurotransmitter inhibited by asthma and DPOC's best-known treatments
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