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Research News

Evolutionary advantage of the common periwinkle

A special kind of small sulfur-rich proteins, the metallothioneins, have an extraordinarily large capability for binding heavy metals. An international team of scientists has…
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Lighting up antibiotic resistance

Carbapenems are among the ‘antibiotics of last resort’ and can fight infections for which other drugs have long lost their effectiveness. However, even carbapenem-resistant…
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Successful method to reduce dental implant failure

Scientists are evaluating the effectiveness of a new nanocoating for dental implants to reduce the risk of peri-implantitis.

On the trail of Parkinson’s disease

The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson’s need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing…
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Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men

The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin…
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Hydrophobic proteins on virus surfaces can help purify vaccines

Through experimental and computational tests, new research expands on the theory of virus surface hydrophobicity. By being slightly water-repellent, the outer layers of proteins…
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Enabling deep, focused transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Key neurotechnology patent #34

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,520,848 Today we are sharing a key 2009 patent, assigned to Stanford University, that enables the stimulation…
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Building a market for renewable thermal technologies

Renewable thermal technologies have significant market potential in the state if supported by appropriate public policy and financing tools, a new analysis concludes.

Asian-American students have strong academic support

Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian-American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a…
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Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light

A new project aims to create an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for advanced solar cells. The technique could lead…
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An algorithm that knows when you’ll get bored with your favorite mobile game

Researchers have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. This information is useful for game studios so…
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Computer program developed to diagnose and locate cancer from a blood sample

Researchers in the United States have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify where in the body the cancer is…
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