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Physics

Physicists use ‘electron correlations’ to control topological materials

October 19, 2022
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Study describes a method of using a magnetic field to activate and deactivate a topological state in a strongly correlated metal.

Medical Science

Discovery about how the body regulates blood pressure

October 19, 2022
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Researchers have identified a key contributor to high blood pressure that could lead to new treatments for a condition that affects almost half of American adults.

Material Science

Physicists probe ‘astonishing’ morphing properties of honeycomb-like material

October 19, 2022
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The findings may one day help engineers develop new kinds of devices, such as quantum sensors or the quantum equivalent of computer memory storage devices. 

Medical Science

Children with HIV at greater risk for impaired neurological development

October 19, 2022
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New research finds that children infected with HIV are significantly more likely to do worse in neurological assessments despite having well-controlled HIV disease.

Awards

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 was awarded jointly to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless

October 12, 2022
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The prize was awarded for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry

Awards

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 was awarded jointly to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger

October 12, 2022
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The prize was given for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science.

Awards

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022 was awarded to Svante Pääbo

October 12, 2022
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Svante Pääbo won the prize for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.

Physics

Harnessing quantum entanglement for futuristic energy storage technology

October 12, 2022
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Scientists have theorised a concept called ‘ergotropy’ that represents the amount of extractable work from a system by keeping its entropy (measure of randomness of a system) constant.

Medical Science

A drug delivery solution can improve cancer management and treatment

October 12, 2022
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A novel site-specific drug delivery method using gold nanoparticles can improve management and treatment of cancer.

Biochemistry

The lipid travel diary

October 12, 2022
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New research identifies specific molecules that mediate transport of lipids inside a cell and to the bloodstream.

Earth Science

Seasonal change in Antarctic ice sheet movement observed for first time

October 12, 2022
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Some estimates of Antarctica’s total contribution to sea-level rise may be over- or underestimated, after researchers detected a previously unknown source of ice loss variability.

Behavioural Science

Feelings 'ratings' are highly predictive of future behaviour – research

October 12, 2022
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Study shows a person’s own rating of their feelings – even on such seemingly arbitrary scales – is of greater predictive power, in terms of action, than a collection of socioeconomic measures.

Engineering Science

New bee-inspired drone fleet works together to build 3D objects

October 12, 2022
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A new system of flying drones working together to 3D print material, has been developed by a team involving researchers.

Physics

Stabilizing polarons opens up new physics

October 12, 2022
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Physicists have developed a formulation to solve the longstanding problem of electron self-interaction when studying polarons – quasiparticles produced by electron-phonon interactions in materials

Biotechnology

Researchers develop new tool for targeted cell control

October 12, 2022
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A new method for prompting cells to create specific proteins can more accurately focus on which cells make the proteins and when.

Engineering Science

High-speed camera captures signals traveling through nerve cells

October 12, 2022
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Scientists have developed a new ultrafast camera that can record footage of these impulses as they travel through nerve cells.

Medical Science

Fungal association with tumors may predict worse outcomes

October 12, 2022
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The study provides a scientific framework to develop tests that delineate specific fungal species in tumors that are relevant for prediction of cancer progression and therapy.

Microbial Science

Microbes that cause cavities can form superorganisms able to ‘crawl’ and spread on teeth

October 12, 2022
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These multicellular, cross-kingdom assemblages were more resistant to antimicrobials and removal and caused more extensive tooth decay than their single-species equivalents.

Biotechnology

New RNA-based tool can illuminate brain circuits, edit specific cells

October 12, 2022
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Editing technology is precise and broadly applicable to all tissues and animal species.