Cell therapies hold great promise for revolutionizing the treatment of cancers and autoimmune diseases. But this multibillion-dollar industry requires long-term storage of cells at super-cold cryogenic conditions, while ensuring they'll continue to function upon thawing. However, these cold temperatures trigger the formation and growth of ice, which can pierce and tear apart cells. Research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society by University of Utah chemists Pavithra Naullage... PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Polymers to the rescue! Saving cells from damaging ice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Chemists provide the foundation to design efficient polymers that can prevent the growth of ice that damages cells. more
Polymerization in the actin ATPase clan regulates hexokinase activity in yeast  Science Magazine · 57 minutes
The actin fold is found in cytoskeletal polymers, chaperones, and various metabolic enzymes. Many actin-fold proteins, such as the carbohydrate kinases, do not polymerize. We found... more
Antarctic ice walls protect the climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Inland Antarctic ice contains volumes of water that can raise global sea levels by several meters. A new study shows that glacier ice walls are vital for the climate, as they prevent rising ocean temperatures and... more
Earth's glacial cycles enhanced by Antarctic sea-ice  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During past glacial periods the earth was about 6ºC colder and the Northern hemisphere continents were covered by ice sheets up to 4 kilometers thick. However, the earth would not have been so cold,... more
How the brain's immune system could be harnessed to improve memory  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Inflammation can send the brain's immune cells into damaging hyperdrive, an effect that has been linked to neurodegenerative diseases that affect memory, like dementia. A new... more
Free radicals from immune cells linked to salt-sensitive hypertension  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In salt-sensitive hypertension, immune cells gather in the kidneys and shoot out free radicals, heightening blood pressure and damaging this pair of vital organs, scientists report. more
'Spring forward' to daylight saving time brings surge in fatal car crashes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A study of 732,000 accidents over two decades has found that the annual switch to daylight saving time is associated with a 6% increase... more
Coincidences influence the onset and ending of ice ages  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An analysis of the so called climate spectrum shows why the ice ages have not behaved precisely as the models predict. A large element of coincidence is involved when an... more
Coincidences influence the onset and ending of ice ages  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An analysis of the so called climate spectrum shows why the ice ages have not behaved precisely as the models predict. A large element of coincidence is involved when an... more
Fatal car crashes spike following the 'spring forward' to daylight saving time  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Fatal car accidents in the United States spike by 6% during the workweek following the "spring forward" to daylight saving time, resulting in about... more
A possible explanation for the mysterious ice circles in Lake Baikal  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Russia and one in France has found a possible explanation for the creation of ice circles in... more
Survey: 55% of American adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The start of daylight saving time means many will lose an hour of sleep – and 55% of Americans report feeling tired... more
Dancing matter: New form of movement of cyclic macromolecules discovered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Polymers are long molecules made from periodically connected molecular building blocks called monomers. Some polymers occur naturally in the shape of closed rings—for example as plasmids, cyclic DNA... more
Fluidic Analytics introduces a time-saving, affordable protein labeling kit  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Fluidic Analytics Ltd, a pioneer in protein analysis and the company behind in-solution diffusional sizing, has launched a time-saving and affordable protein labeling kit—fluidiphore rapid amine 503. more
Novel method to spot melanoma may save lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new method to detect melanoma cancer cells circulating in the blood may be the key to detecting deadly cancer early and saving lives, a new study says. more
Strange Grains in ‘Flammable Ice’ Contain Microbes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers has found bacterial communities within microscopic spheroidal aggregates of dolomite, oil and water found in sheets of... more
A fivefold Formula node is a path to dodecagonal quasicrystal approximants in coordination polymers  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Aperiodic formations continue to focus interest in areas ranging from advanced scientific theories to practical everyday applications. Starting from diverse... more
Huge stores of Arctic sea ice likely contributed to past climate cooling  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Climate scientists propose that massive amounts of melting sea ice in the Arctic drained into the North Atlantic and disrupted climate-steering currents, thus playing... more
Polar bears in Baffin Bay skinnier, having fewer cubs due to less sea ice  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Polar bears are spending more time on land than they did in the 1990s due to reduced sea ice, new... more
Shrinking sea ice is creating an ecological trap for polar bears  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The decision of each individual bear to stay on the ice or to move to land appears to be linked to the energetic cost or benefit... more
Researchers discover how cellular senescence leads to neurodegeneration  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Although a link has been established between chronic inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases, there have been many open questions regarding how cellular senescence, a process whereby cells that stop dividing under stress spew... more
Bubble-capturing surface helps get rid of foam  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In many industrial processes, such as in bioreactors that produce fuels or pharmaceuticals, foam can get in the way. Frothy bubbles can take up a lot of space, limiting the volume available for making... more
Huge stores of Arctic sea ice likely contributed to past climate cooling  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a new paper, climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution propose that massive amounts of melting sea... more
Shrinking sea ice is creating an ecological trap for polar bears  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
San Diego Zoo Global researchers studying the effects of climate change on polar bears are using innovative technologies to understand why polar bears in the Southern... more
'Flammable ice' discovery offers up clue to life on other planets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists studying so-called 'flammable ice' in the Sea of Japan have made a startling discovery—the existence of life within microscopic bubbles. more
Color, composition, and thermal environment of Kuiper Belt object (486958) Arrokoth  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The outer Solar System object (486958) Arrokoth (provisional designation 2014 MU69) has been largely undisturbed since its formation. We study its surface composition using data collected... more
Hydrogel coating is first to prevent ice formation in 3 different ways  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and colleagues in China have developed a coating that prevents ice from forming. The way... more
MORE SCIENCE VIDEO
Girls are reaching new heights in basketball, but huge pay gaps await them as professionals
PHYS.ORG
The last ice age tells us why we need to care about a 2-degree change in temperature
PHYS.ORG
Shining a new light on biomimetic materials
PHYS.ORG
'Lab in your phone' lets you play the scientific life
PHYS.ORG
Theft and extortion common experiences, say seafarers
PHYS.ORG
The universe could possibly have more dimensions. Here's how.
LIVE SCIENCE
Wearable continuous monitoring tool helps manage mental health
NEWS MEDICAL
Creating custom light using 2-D materials
PHYS.ORG
VR helps cardiologist detect patient's injury and repair a broken heart
NEWS MEDICAL
Watch the winner of this year’s ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest
Science Magazine
Physically producing computer-generated artificial genomes to understand DNA
PHYS.ORG
When your doctor is also a lobbyist: Inside the war over surprise medical bills
NEWS MEDICAL
Web tool offers instant access to global climate data
PHYS.ORG
Preparing Orion for thermal vacuum testing
ESA
Algae team rosters could help ID 'super corals'
PHYS.ORG
FRESH SCIENCE