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Turning human waste into next generation biofuel

A brand new outdoor laboratory has been recently launched at UNIST and this is expected to convert human waste into renewable energy sources, and possible to a monetary value. Nestled in the center ..

BIOENGINEERING

Fast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics

Credit: Image courtesy of Yei Hwan Jung and Juhwan Lee/University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that ..

Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation

A U of T Engineering team has designed a simpler way to keep therapeutic proteins where they are needed for long periods of time. The discovery is a potential game-changer for the treatment of chronic..

Faster, more efficient CRISPR editing in mice

University of California, Berkeley scientists have developed a quicker and more efficient method to alter the genes of mice with CRISPR-Cas9, simplifying a procedure growing in popularity because of t..

NEUROSCIENCE

The brain clock that keeps memories ticking

Just as members of an orchestra need a conductor to stay on tempo, neurons in the brain need well-timed waves of activity to organize memories across time. In the hippocampus–the brain's memory c..

Imaging study shows promising results for patients with schizophrenia

Credit: Lena Palaniyappan A team of scientists from across the globe have shown that the brains of patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to reorganize and fight the illness. This is the first..
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HEALTH

Zika virus infects human placental macrophages

One of Zika's mysteries is how the virus passes from an infected mother, through the placenta, to a developing fetus. The route may not be direct either — transmission via multiple cell types may..

Bright lights, healthy choices

Dining in dimly lit restaurants has been linked to eating slowly and ultimately eating less than in brighter restaurants, but does lighting also impact how healthfully we order? New research findings..

DARPA $6.4 million contract supports research to enhance resilience after malaria infection

Researchers at Emory University, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, along with national and international collaborators, will investigate the mechanisms behind “resili..