Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Study reveals new genetic mechanism driving breast cancer

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered 'hotspots' of mutations in breast cancer genomes, where mutations thought to be inactive 'passengers' in the geno..

How plant cells regulate growth shown for the first time

Researchers have managed to show how the cells in a plant, a multicellular organism, determine their size and regulate their growth over time. The findings overturn previous theories in the field and ..

Mainz University to collaborate with US research center Fermilab near Chicago

Credit: photo/©: Fermilab Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is expanding the range of its international research collaboration projects. During a visit to the world-famous Fermi National Ac..

The discrepancy between the results of a system of biological interest is resolved

Chemistry - A European Journal has rated as "hugely important" the research work conducted by the Microwave Group of the UPV/EHU's department of Physical Chemistry in collaboration with a group a..

New crab species shares name with 2 ‘Harry Potter’ characters and a hero researcher

Credit: Jose C. E. Mendoza While not much is known about the animals living around coral reefs, ex-Marine turned researcher Harry Conley would often take to the island of Guam, western Pacific Ocea..

Peruvian potatoes to join world’s largest banana collection in Belgium

Credit: © Bioversity International For 30 years, KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has been home to an impressive collection of bananas that already contains over 1,500 varieties and is the..

Coral reefs grow faster and healthier when parrotfish are abundant

Credit: Sean Mattson, STRI Caribbean coral reefs have become biologically and economically degraded habitats. The relative weight of the big factors in this ecological catastrophe--pollution, overfi..

Forests ‘held their breath’ during global warming hiatus, research shows

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown. The intern..

New design strategy for longer lasting batteries

It's always exciting to bring home a new smartphone that seems to do anything, but it can be all downhill from there. With every charge and discharge cycle, the device's battery capacity low..

Mummy visualization impresses in computer journal

Credit: Visualization Center C Anders Ynnerman, professor of scientific visualisation at Linköping University and director of Visualization Center C, together with colleagues from Linköping Universit..

National cluster helps companies tap on new 3-D printing technologies

Credit: NTU Singapore Tissue implants customised to a patient could soon be printed using a new type of 3D-printer under development by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) a..

Can the donut-shaped magnet ‘CAPPuccino submarine’ hunt for dark matter?

Credit: (Credit: ESO/L. Calçada, wikipedia) Scientists at the Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research (CAPP), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) optimized some of the characterist..

UNIST researchers get green light to commercialize metal-air batteries

Credit: UNIST A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently announced that they have successfully developed a new way to increase energy efficiency of metal-air batteries which are next..

Cleveland Clinic researchers receive Outstanding Investigator Awards from NIH

Two Cleveland Clinic researchers have been awarded multi-year, multi-million dollar federal grants that support exceptional scientists with a track record of achievement. Bruce Trapp, Ph.D., a speci..