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Control of molecular motion by metal-plated 3-D printed plastic pieces

Nanowerk research news - 3 hours 34 min ago
New 3-D-printing and electroplating method produces high-quality metal electrodes for molecular beam-splitters.

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Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

EurekAlert! Materials - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:00
(University of Waterloo) A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms.
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Latest advances in artificial intelligence for drug discovery to be presented at the NVIDIA GTC

EurekAlert! Biology - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:00
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine, Inc, is a big data analytics company specializing in applying the latest advances in deep learning to drug discovery, biomarker development and aging research. In the NVIDIA Graphics Technology Conference (GTC), the scientists from Insilico Medicine will present its latest progress on the applications of Generative Adversarial Networks to Drug Discovery in Oncology and Infectious Diseases.
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Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

EurekAlert! Biology - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:00
(University of Waterloo) A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms.
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Cleveland Clinic discovers opportunities to overcome cancer treatment resistance

EurekAlert! Biology - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:00
(Cleveland Clinic) A collaborative Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford and Moffitt Cancer Center team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops.
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Amazentis announces successful phase 1A/1B study results for urolithin A in healthy elderly subjects

EurekAlert! Biology - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:00
(Burns McClellan) Amazentis, an innovative life sciences company pioneering scientific breakthroughs in nutrition to manage health conditions linked to aging, announced today Phase 1 clinical data on the safety, bioavailability, and biological activity of Urolithin A in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in healthy elderly individuals. These data are scheduled to be presented at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research taking place in Barcelona, Spain, April 27-29, 2017.
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Ocean warming to cancel increased CO2-driven productivity

EurekAlert! Biology - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:00
(University of Adelaide) University of Adelaide researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity.
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Amazentis announces successful phase 1A/1B study results for urolithin A in healthy elderly subjects

EurekAlert! Materials - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:00
(Burns McClellan) Amazentis, an innovative life sciences company pioneering scientific breakthroughs in nutrition to manage health conditions linked to aging, announced today Phase 1 clinical data on the safety, bioavailability, and biological activity of Urolithin A in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in healthy elderly individuals. These data are scheduled to be presented at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research taking place in Barcelona, Spain, April 27-29, 2017.
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Control of molecular motion by metal-plated 3-D printed plastic pieces

EurekAlert! Materials - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:00
(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) EPFL scientists have combined 3-D-printing with electroplating to easily produce high-quality metal electrodes that can be used as a molecular beam-splitter.
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Unification could be good for North Korea, RAND report asserts

EurekAlert! Biology - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:00
(RAND Corporation) A new RAND report identifies the likely concerns of North Korean elites about their possible fates under various unification scenarios and recommends actions that the Republic of Korea (ROK), also known as South Korea, could take now to help North Korean elites feel more positive about, or at least less resistant to, unification.
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Study offers new theoretical approach to describing non-equilibrium phase transitions

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 11:35
Physicists have offered a way to mathematically describe a particular physics phenomenon called a phase transition in a system out of equilibrium. Such phenomena are central in physics, and understanding how they occur has been a long-held and vexing goal; their behavior and related effects are key to unlocking possibilities for new electronics and other next-generation technologies.

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Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 11:28
Lithium-oxygen fuel cells boast energy density levels comparable to fossil fuels and are thus seen as a promising candidate for future transportation-related energy needs. Several roadblocks stand in the way of realizing that vision. An engineering lab has focused on one of those roadblocks - the loss of battery power, also known as capacity fade.

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Video captures bubble-blowing nanobattery in action (w/video)

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 11:22
Researchers propose how bubbles form, could lead to smaller lithium-air batteries.

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Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 11:05
Physicists have fabricated new two-dimensional quantum materials with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them building blocks of future quantum computers and other advanced electronics.

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Diamond quantum sensor reveals current flows in graphene

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 11:01
For the first time, scientists have imaged how electrons move in two-dimensional graphene, a boost to the development of next-generation electronics.

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Scientists discover new atomically layered, thin magnet

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 10:53
Study reveals unprecedented control of ferromagnetic behavior in 2-D material.

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Longer-lasting pain relief with metal-organic frameworks

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 07:04
Scientists are working on a way to package the commonly used drug so it can last longer.

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Super-resolution spectral imaging to monitor dynamic processes in real time

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 06:59
Research team develops approach to increase resolution of multichannel spectrometers.

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Nanoparticles can travel from lungs to blood, possibly explaining risks to heart

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 06:50
Scientists have found evidence in human and animal studies that inhaled nanoparticles can travel from the lungs into the bloodstream, potentially explaining the link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease.

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Hybrid heterostructures with programmable potentials

Nanowerk research news - Wed, 2017-04-26 06:45
Researchers have added a new option for tailoring the electronic properties, using molecular monolayers to create controllable periodic potentials on the surface of graphene.

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