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Computational Biology

New software aims to speed and improve identification of DNA variations that lead to cancer

April 20, 2022
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This technique could improve the process and lead to more tailored treatment and understanding of cancers from patient to patient

Neuroscience

Study identifies therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease

April 20, 2022
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Research suggests a key protein molecule plays a major role in the accumulation of brain cholesterol, triggering the development of Alzheimer’s.

Nanotechnology

Low contact resistance metal-semiconductor interface

April 13, 2022
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This research envisions significant advancement in the field of spintronics and promotes self-powered electronics through the usage of the proposed 2D monolayers.

Government Initiatives

Integrated Clean Energy Material Acceleration Platform launched

April 13, 2022
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Mission Innovation (MI) Annual Gathering session announced funding opportunity for Hydrogen Valley Platform and new Energy Innovation Collaborations

Atmospheric Science

Air pollution responsible for 180,000 excess deaths in tropical cities

April 13, 2022
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The study reveals rapid degradation in air quality and increases in urban exposure to air pollutants hazardous to health

Neuroscience

Brain charts map rapid growth and slow decline across lifespan

April 13, 2022
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Researchers create a series of brain charts spanning our entire lifespan that show how our brains expand rapidly in early life and slowly shrink as we age.

Neuroscience

Specific genes involved in schizophrenia identified for the first time

April 13, 2022
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Research has for the first time identified ten genes with extremely rare protein-disrupting mutations, that significantly increase an individual's risk of developing schizophrenia.

Physics

A look into the magnetic future

April 13, 2022
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View into processes that take place within artificial spin ice could play an important role in the development of novel high-​performance computers.

Neuroscience

Neuroscience behind conscious awareness of choice

April 13, 2022
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New study gives  insights into how the brain encodes for our choices about movement

Psychology

What do you see when you listen to music?

April 13, 2022
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Are we all imagining the same thing when we listen to music, or are our experiences hopelessly subjective? In other words, is music a truly universal language?

Physical Science

In race to build quantum computing hardware, silicon begins to shine

April 13, 2022
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This research promises to accelerate the use of silicon technology as a viable alternative to other quantum computing technologies, such as superconductors or trapped ions

Photonics

Engineers pave way for next-gen deep ultraviolet lasers

April 13, 2022
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Study findings may help improving the use of ultraviolet light for sterilizing medical tools, purifying water, sensing hazardous gases and enabling precision photolithography, among other applications.

 

Biomedical Science

Novel non-pharmacologic treatments for diabetes

April 13, 2022
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Researchers have demonstrated the ability to use ultrasound to stimulate specific neurometabolic pathways in the body to prevent or reverse the onset of type 2 diabetes

Photonics

Shedding light on lasers’ powers

April 13, 2022
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Hui Cao, researcher at Yale University keeps finding new ways for lasers to improve our world

Physics

Researchers place new limits on the bizarre behavior of neutrinos

April 13, 2022
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Physicists are closing in on the true nature of the neutrino — and might be closer to answering a fundamental question about our own existence

Physics

Engineers discover how a magnetic property can manipulate light in semiconductor materials

April 13, 2022
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The study links the magnetic and optical properties of antiferromagnetic nanomaterials, opening doors for engineering light for high-tech applications.

Engineering Science

Engineered crystals could help computers run on less power

April 13, 2022
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tudy describes a major breakthrough in the design of a component of transistors that could significantly reduce their energy consumption without sacrificing speed, size or performance.

Neuroscience

Scientists unveil the format of working memory

April 13, 2022
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A team of scientists has discovered how working memory is “formatted”—a finding that enhances our understanding of how visual memories are stored.

Neuroscience

Scientists pinpoint what makes brain cells develop in a specific order

April 13, 2022
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A study of the visual system of fruit flies reveals factors regulating neuron development and uncovers similarities with human brain development