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Biomedical Science

Sugar-coated pouches in body fluids can help detect cancer

September 28, 2022
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Detection of the cancer microenvironment may soon become much easier with the help of a new molecular biosensor recently developed by a team of scientists.

Chemical Engineering

Sensing pressure using paper

September 28, 2022
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Researchers have fabricated pressure sensors that use paper as the medium.

Behavioural Science

Relationship between particular brain circuits and different aspects of mental wellbeing

September 28, 2022
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Researchers have uncovered previously unknown details about how changes in the brain contribute to changes in wellbeing.

Medical Science

New mechanism extends life of immune system

September 28, 2022
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Scientists have identified a new mechanism that slows down and may even prevent the natural ageing of immune cells – one of the nine ‘hallmarks of ageing’.

Plant Science

Insights into two rare types of photosynthesis could boost crop production

September 28, 2022
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Researchers have studied how certain bacteria perform photosynthesis using low-energy light, which could be engineered into crops to boost production.

Biotechnology

Genetics and diet influence bile acid homeostasis

September 28, 2022
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Scientists have used a systems genetics approach to unravel novel genetic and environmental modulators of bile acid homeostasis.

Biotechnology

Sifting through cellular recycling centers

September 28, 2022
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A new method allows scientists to determine all the molecules present in the lysosomes – the cell’s recycling centers – of mice.

Engineering Science

Laser light offers new tool for treating bone cancer

September 28, 2022
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A new diagnostic imaging technology developed is offering surgeons the ability to make cuts 10 times more precisely.

Biology

Intestinal fortitude: Gut coils hold secrets of organ formation

September 28, 2022
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The findings have important implications for understanding the basic mechanisms of how organs form, which could aid efforts to diagnose and prevent birth defects.

Neuroscience

Discovery illuminates how Parkinson’s disease spreads in the brain

September 28, 2022
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The study could resolve one of the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease and lead to new strategies for treating or preventing the neurological disorder.

Robotics

Smart microrobots walk autonomously

September 28, 2022
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A collaborative effort has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size – smaller than an ant’s head.

Nanotechnology

Nanorattles shake up new possibilities for disease detection

September 28, 2022
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Researchers have developed a unique type of nanoparticle called a “nanorattle” that greatly enhances light emitted from within its outer shell.

Ecology

Termites may have a larger role in future ecosystems

September 28, 2022
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But these energetic wood-consuming insects could soon be moving toward the North Pole and South Pole as global temperatures warm from climate change, new research indicates.

Material Science

Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity

September 28, 2022
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Developed by chemical and materials science engineers, the material controls the flow of infrared radiation and is stable at temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit in air.

Biomedical Science

A smartphone’s camera and flash could help people measure blood oxygen levels at home

September 28, 2022
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In a proof-of-principle study researchers have shown that smartphones are capable of detecting blood oxygen saturation levels down to 70%.

Environmental Science

Air pollution can amplify negative effects of climate change

September 28, 2022
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A new study looks at the combined effects of air pollution and climate change.

Biology

The first look at how rabies affects vampire bat social behavior

September 28, 2022
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Grooming decreases before death, but no evidence of increased aggression found.

Biotechnology

Bird’s enzyme points toward novel therapies

September 28, 2022
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A discovery made through computational comparison of genome databases -- proves it’s possible for that enzyme to work within the context of living cells.

Bioengineering

Scientists grow macroscale, modular materials from bacteria

September 28, 2022
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It can be programmed to soak up contaminants from the environment or to catalyze biological reactions, among many possible applications.

Engineering Science

Researchers observe cancer-like nucleoli in healthy cells

September 28, 2022
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Mechanical and spatial cues can also alter clustered bodies known as nucleoli, which reside inside the cell nucleus and regulate protein synthesis.