Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NASA sees ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie over Queensland

Credit: Credits: NASA/NOAA NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie after it made landfall in eastern Queensland and weakened. On March 29, 2017 at 0324 UTC or ..

Reliable molecular toggle switch developed

Credit: (Photo: KIT) Nanotechnology constantly allows for new records in miniaturization. Reduction of the dimension of electronic components, however, has physical limits that will be reached soon..

Scientists discover new category of analgesic drugs that may treat neuropathic pain

New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that a novel therapeutic target called LPCAT2 may prove effective against pain that is not receptive to the current treatments. This study h..

Reading between the lines of highly turbulent plasmas

Plasma, the ionised state of matter found in stars, is still not fully understood, largely due to its instability. Astrophysicists have long-since sought to develop models that can account for the tur..

An led-based device for imaging radiation induced skin damage

Credit: Anaïs Leproux, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic SAN DIEGO -- To eradicate any cancer cells that may potentially remain after surgery or chemotherapy, many breast cancer patients als..

Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Index tracks 24 percent decline in carbon emissions

PITTSBURGH--Yesterday during Carnegie Mellon Energy Week, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) Americas President & CEO Paul Browning unveiled the initial results of a new Carnegie Mellon Universit..

Decorating single layer and bilayer graphene with useful chemical groups

Credit: IBS Researchers at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology disclosed a new metho..

A novel molecular link between cholesterol, inflammation and liver cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a deadly disease with no effective cure that develops in the context of liver diseases associated with chronic inflammation. A recent research article published in Th..

Penn studies find promise for innovations in liquid biopsies

Credit: Penn Medicine PHILADELPHIA - From using fluid in the lungs to better understand the potential of immunotherapy treatments in lung cancer, to tracking circulating tumor cells in prostate cance..

Penn Medicine’s Carl June, M.D., named 2017 Fellow of the AACR Academy

Credit: Penn Medicine PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania cancer and HIV gene therapy pioneer Carl June, MD, has been named as a member of the 2017 class of fellows of the American Associati..

Scientific discovery opens new possibilities for cancer and fibrosis treatment

Researchers from the Turku Centre for Biotechnology (BTK) in Finland have discovered that a cellular fuel sensor, known to control energy processes in the cells, is involved in the regulation of the c..

Final reminder; less than 30 days to The International Liver CongressTM 2017

With less than 30 days to go until The International Liver CongressTM 2017, it's time to register as a member of the press to attend the congress! The official press programme is now available..

Atomic ‘re-packing’ behind metallic glass mystery

Credit: Lan S. et al., Nature Communications, March 17, 2017 An international collaboration involving Hokkaido University's high-voltage electron microscope has solved a puzzle about the atomi..

New smart system to reduce queues at roundabouts

Credit: Mariló Martín-Gasulla et al./UPV Long queues at certain approaches to some roundabouts could be reduced using magnetic detection devices under the road surface, which would activate a traff..