Study: Silver-plated gold nanostars detect early cancer biomarkers

Study: Silver-plated gold nanostars detect early cancer biomarkers

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have engineered a method for simultaneously detecting the presence of multiple specific microRNAs in RNA extracted from tissue samples without the need for labeling or target amplification. The technique...
Study: River plants counter both flooding and drought to protect biodiversity

Study: River plants counter both flooding and drought to protect biodiversity

'Water plants are a nuisance in streams, blocking the flow. You should remove them'. This notion has for many years determined how streams were managed to prevent flooding during high rainfall events. Research by...
Scientists part of international effort to save critically endangered seabird

Scientists part of international effort to save critically endangered seabird

The global population of the critically endangered Chinese crested tern has more than doubled thanks to a historic, decade-long collaboration among Oregon State University researchers and scientists and conservationists in China, Taiwan and Japan. The...
Study: Parasitic worm venom evades human immune system

Study: Parasitic worm venom evades human immune system

It's likely that billions of people are unaware they have been infected with parasitic worms. A UC Riverside scientist has won $1.8 million to try and understand why. The National Institutes of Health granted an...
Study: Higher-order topology found in 2D crystal

Study: Higher-order topology found in 2D crystal

Over the last decade, the field of condensed matter physics has experienced a golden age with the discovery of new materials and properties, and related technologies being developed at breakneck speed thanks to the...
Study: Antarctica more widely impacted by humans than previously thought

Study: Antarctica more widely impacted by humans than previously thought

Antarctica is considered one of the Earth's largest, most pristine remaining wildernesses. Yet since its formal discovery 200 years ago, the continent has seen accelerating and potentially impactful human activity. How widespread this activity is...
Study: Geoengineering is just a partial solution to fight climate change

Study: Geoengineering is just a partial solution to fight climate change

Could we create massive sulfuric acid clouds that limit global warming and help meet the 2015 Paris international climate goals, while reducing unintended impacts? Yes, in theory, according to a Rutgers co-authored study in the...
Study: Clear strategies needed to reduce bushmeat hunting

Study: Clear strategies needed to reduce bushmeat hunting

Extensive wildlife trade not only threatens species worldwide but can also lead to the transmission of zoonotic diseases. An international research team led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the German...
Study: Widely used blood test could advance heart failure treatment

Study: Widely used blood test could advance heart failure treatment

Biomedical experts believe that half of heart failure patients likely have low levels of the thyroid hormone T3 in their cardiac tissue. While heart failure symptoms are commonly attributed to cardiovascular conditions like coronary...
Researchers build high-performing hybrid solar energy converter

Researchers build high-performing hybrid solar energy converter

Tulane University researchers are part of a team of scientists who have developed a hybrid solar energy converter that generates electricity and steam with high efficiency and low cost. The work led by Matthew Escarra,...

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