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Scientists identify novel molecular biomarkers in cells

Studying a deadly type of breast cancer called triple negative, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified key molecular differences between cancer cells that cling to an initial tumor…

Getting more out of light

Tiny crystals, known as quantum dots, have enabled an international team to achieve a quantum efficiency exceeding 100 percent in the photocurrent generated in a hybrid inorganic-organic semiconductor. Perovskites are…

Antibiotics from natural substances

A new biosynthesis method has been developed. A research team with members from Goethe University Frankfurt and the University of Michigan in the USA is using bacterial biosynthesis to produce…

New study explores cell receptor crucial for cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular diseases remain a leading cause of death around the world. A primary contributor to these afflictions is high blood pressure, or hypertension. While treatments exist for the condition, which…

Extending the shelf life of vaccines

Nearly half of all vaccines go to waste. This is due to the logistical obstacles involved in transporting them to diverse regions of the world. Most vaccines require strict temperature…

Design prevents buildup of scar tissue around medical implants

Implantable devices that release insulin into the body hold promise as an alternative way to treat diabetes without insulin injections or cannula insertions. However, one obstacle that has prevented their…

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Physics and Astronomy

Getting more out of light

Tiny crystals, known as quantum dots, have enabled an international team to achieve a quantum efficiency exceeding 100 percent in the photocurrent generated in a hybrid inorganic-organic semiconductor. Perovskites are…

Machine learning reveals hidden components of X-ray pulses

Neural networks determine the amplitude and phase of X-ray pulses, enabling new, high-resolution quantum studies. The Science Ultrafast pulses from X-ray lasers reveal how atoms move at timescales of a…

A Molecule of Light and Matter

Using light, atoms can be made to attract each other. A team from Vienna and Innsbruck was able to measure this binding state of light and matter for the first…

Life Sciences and Chemistry

Innovative approach to cell binding

… could help our understanding of diseases. The ligand-receptor binding is important for biological processes such as immunity and infectious disease. For example, the leukocyte can enter injured tissue by…

Into the brain of comb jellies

Scientists explore the evolution of neurons. A new study into the neurons found in the earliest-diverging animal lineages reveals key clues about the form of the most ancestral nervous system,…

Robot helps reveal how ants pass on knowledge

Scientists have developed a small robot to understand how ants teach one another. The team built the robot to mimic the behaviour of rock ants that use one-to-one tuition, in…

Materials Sciences

Can scratches on car surfaces disappear when exposed to sunlight?

A new self-healing coating material. Fast, localized, and low-energy-consumption self-healing material… Expected applications: automotive coating materials. [ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.] Published as supplementary cover of the May 2022 issue. A…

A simple, cheap material for carbon capture, perhaps from tailpipes

Porous material from melamine efficiently captures CO2 from flue gases; could be scaled down. Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine — the main component of Formica — chemists have created…

3D print of the first high-performance nanostructured alloy

… that’s both ultrastrong and ductile. Components could have aerospace, medical, energy and automotive applications. A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Georgia Institute of…

Information Technology

AI pilot can navigate crowded airspace

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University believe they have developed the first AI pilot that enables autonomous aircraft to navigate a crowded airspace. The artificial intelligence can safely…

The world’s fastest 2-Qubit gate between two single atoms

Breakthrough for the realization of ultrafast quantum computers: The team succeeded in executing the world’s fastest two-qubit gate (a fundamental arithmetic element essential for quantum computing) using a completely new…

New chip-based beam steering device

… lays groundwork for smaller, cheaper lidar. Technology could benefit lidar applications from autonomous driving to virtual reality. Researchers have developed a new chip-based beam steering technology that provides a…