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A micro-thermometer to record tiny temperature changes
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a micrometer-wide thermometer that is sensitive to heat generated by optical and electron beams, and can measure small and rapid temperature changes in real time. This new device can be used... 6 days
A micro-thermometer to record tiny temperature changes
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and their collaborators have developed a micrometer-wide thermometer that is sensitive to heat generated by optical and electron beams, and can measure small and rapid temperature... 6 days
A soft solution to the hard problem of energy storage
PHYS.ORG It's great in the lab, but will it actually work? That's the million-dollar question perpetually leveled at engineering researchers. For a family of layered nanomaterials, developed and studied... 2 days
Researchers identify six genes that predispose carriers to develop medulloblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified six genes that predispose carriers to develop the brain tumor medulloblastoma and have used the discovery to craft genetic counseling and screening guidelines. The study... 1 week
Queen's University researchers receive MRC award to develop new treatment for pancreatic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Queen's University Belfast researchers at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology alongside local company Fusion Antibodies plc have secured a... 1 week
Lesbian, bisexual women may be more likely to develop diabetes due to stress
SCIENCE DAILY In a newly published study involving 94,250 women across the United States, researchers found that lesbian and bisexual (LB) women were more... 1 week
NIH researchers develop new tool to better understand brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A new tool developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has determined, for the first time, how two distinct sets of neurons in the mouse brain... 6 days
Researchers harness the precision of CRISPR to knock out single genes in yeast
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have used CRISPR-Cas9 to develop a technology that can precisely target any gene in the yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 2 weeks
Researchers develop new computational method to assess lung function
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new computational way of analysing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of Chronic... 1 week
Researchers develop new method that could increase longevity of artificial hips
NEWS MEDICAL Mechanical engineering researchers have developed a method that could extend the life of an artificial hip by adding an array of microscopic indentations that increase the... 6 days
Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand
PHYS.ORG Italian researchers have developed a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects with more precision and featuring a design that will lower the price significantly. 1 week
MIT researchers develop new versatile plug-and-play diagnostic devices
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at MIT's Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices. 3 days
Shooting the Achilles heel of drug-resistant cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer cells that develop resistance to drugs, also develop a new vulnerability. If this can be identified, it may be exploited clinically. A team of cancer researchers has now exposed this acquired vulnerability in... 1 week
Most deprived are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new research. 3 days
Researchers develop method to compare pricing models
PHYS.ORG A team of biophysicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) presents a mathematically concise method for comparing different pricing models in their latest publication in Nature Communications. This enables researchers to predict more accurately how parameters... 6 days
Researchers develop new technology that will impact design of drug delivery systems
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Houston Methodist and Rice University have made a discovery that will impact the design of not only drug delivery systems, but also... 2 days
New CRISPR technology 'knocks out' yeast genes with single-point precision
PHYS.ORG The CRISPR-Cas9 system has given researchers the power to precisely edit selected genes. Now, researchers have used it to develop a technology that can target any gene in... 2 weeks
Researchers develop toolkit to address menstruation-related needs of women during emergencies
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health with colleagues at the International Rescue Committee and 27 humanitarian organizations and agencies developed a toolkit to... 2 weeks
Individualized ovarian, brain cancer therapies
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that a molecular communication pathway -- thought to be defective in cancer -- is a key player in determining the effectiveness of measles virus oncolytic cancer treatment in ovarian and aggressive brain cancers. This discovery... 4 days
Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones
MIT With new system, drones navigate through an empty room, avoiding crashes while “seeing” a virtual world. 4 days
Researchers develop faster test for cannabis quality
PHYS.ORG With the coming legalization of cannabis in Canada, producers are increasingly looking for quick and accurate means of determining the potency and quality of their products. 3 days
Researchers develop 'hibernation in a dish' to study how animals adapt to the cold
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Researchers at the National Eye Institute have discovered cellular mechanisms that help the 13-lined ground squirrel survive hibernation. Their findings... 2 weeks
Decoding tornadoes' infrasound waves
SCIENCE DAILY Tornado-producing storms can emit infrasound more than an hour before tornadogenesis, which inspired a group of researchers to develop a long-range, passive way of listening in on storms. 2 weeks
Researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine
PHYS.ORG A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. If we could develop... 2 days
Researchers develop new chemistry to make smart drugs smarter
PHYS.ORG A method to activate targeted drugs, or smart drugs, only at the selected site of action, an approach that improves the drug's therapeutic effect and minimizes side effects, has been... 3 days
Emojis used to develop a modern face scale for product testing
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that emojis are a viable alternative to words when it comes to accurately measuring how kids feel about food, products and other... 2 weeks
Havard University grants license to Beam Therapeutics to develop new base editing technology
NEWS MEDICAL Harvard University has granted a worldwide license to Beam Therapeutics, Inc., to develop and commercialize a suite of revolutionary DNA base editing... 6 days
Attentive adults increase children's ability to empathize
SCIENCE DAILY For human beings to function socially, they need to be able to perceive, understand, and talk about others' mental states, such as beliefs, desires and intentions. There is no consensus among researchers as to... 5 days
Researchers develop artificial intelligence method to help cancer patients worldwide
NEWS MEDICAL Before performing radiation therapy, radiation oncologists first carefully review medical images of a patient to identify the gross tumor volume -- the observable portion of the disease. They... 2 weeks
A new gelling molecule for growing neurons in 3-D
PHYS.ORG A multidisciplinary team of researchers from CNRS, INSERM and Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier has developed a hydrogel that can grow, develop and differentiate neural stem cells. This biomaterial... 5 days
Researchers are creating a spot colder than the vacuum of space inside the International Space Station
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