Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate due to nosemosis in bees by up to 40%

Adding probiotics to bees’ food helps make them more resistant to nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with colony collapse disorder that has been observed in Europe and North America over the past 20 years. Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate of this infection in bees by up to 40%, report researchers at Université Laval in the

Probiotics can decrease the mortality rate due to nosemosis in bees by up to 40%

New low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

Team led by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers exploits tiny defects in diamonds to pave the way for enhanced biological imaging and drug studies It may sound contradictory, but diamonds are the key to a new technique that could provide a very-low-cost alternative to multimillion-dollar medical imaging and drug-discovery devices. An international team led

New low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

Making back surgery safer, faster and less expensive with a new imaging system

Dartmouth engineers and physicians develop innovative stereovision system Researchers at Dartmouth College have found a way to make back surgery safer, faster and more cost effective. MRIs and CT scans help surgeons identify spine problems, like compressed vertebrae or herniated disks, but finding a clear path to those problem areas is not always as straightforward.

Making back surgery safer, faster and less expensive with a new imaging system

Could the pandemics of fatty liver disease and prediabetes be mitigated by finding the molecular switch?

Carbs, Fats and Protein: One molecule to rule them all? Duke researchers have identified a key fork in the road for the way the liver deals with carbohydrates, fats and protein. They say it could be a promising new target for combating the pandemics of fatty liver disease and prediabetes. The finding is an outgrowth

Could the pandemics of fatty liver disease and prediabetes be mitigated by finding the molecular switch?

An automated robotic system will greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery

A robotic approach to mass-producing organoids could accelerate regenerative medicine research and drug discovery An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. The advance promises to greatly expand the use

An automated robotic system will greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery

A new device material could increase battery life of electronic devices by more than a hundred-fold

Among the chief complaints for smartphone, laptop and other battery-operated electronics users is that the battery life is too short and—in some cases—that the devices generate heat. Now, a group of physicists led by Deepak K. Singh, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Missouri, has developed a device material that can address both issues. The team

A new device material could increase battery life of electronic devices by more than a hundred-fold

A new class of life-saving antimicrobial therapy to treat a range of infectious diseases?

A team of scientists from La Trobe University has shown a protein found in a tobacco plant has the potential to fight life-threatening infectious diseases The scientific discovery, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications could lead to the development of a new class of antibiotics and meet the challenge of rising antibiotic resistance. Dr Mark Hulett

A new class of life-saving antimicrobial therapy to treat a range of infectious diseases?

In the end, are we going to outrun the pests or are they going to outrun us?

To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution. Such landscape studies are now more feasible because of new genomic and technological innovations that could be used to

In the end, are we going to outrun the pests or are they going to outrun us?

An imaging pill to diagnose breast cancer

For women, mammograms are a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary, annual ritual. But this procedure doesn’t always provide accurate results, and it exposes women to X-rays. In a study appearing in ACS’ journal MolecularPharmaceutics, scientists report that they have developed a non-invasive “disease screening pill” that can make cancerous tumors light up when exposed to near-infrared light

An imaging pill to diagnose breast cancer

New small inexpensive sensors enable an electronic rescue dog that can also detect stowaways and expose human trafficking

ETH Zurich scientists have developed the smallest and cheapest ever equipment for detecting people by smell. It could be used in the search for people buried by an earthquake or avalanche. Trained rescue dogs are still the best disaster workers – their sensitive noses help them to track down people buried by earthquakes or avalanches.

New small inexpensive sensors enable an electronic rescue dog that can also detect stowaways and expose human trafficking

A self-assembling 3D battery is truly a revolutionary battery architecture

The world is a big place, but it’s gotten smaller with the advent of technologies that put people from across the globe in the palm of one’s hand. And as the world has shrunk, it has also demanded that things happen ever faster – including the time it takes to charge an electronic device. A

A self-assembling 3D battery is truly a revolutionary battery architecture

Would you want ownership of an invisible and dynamic body? Maybe now you can

Active method to induce illusory ownership of an invisible body at a distance A Ph.D. candidate, Ryota Kondo, and Professor Michiteru Kitazaki at Toyohashi University of Technology, in cooperation with Professor Masahiko Inami at the University of Tokyo, Associate Professor Maki Sugimoto, and Associate Professor Kouta Minamizawa at Keio University have found that the visual-motor

Would you want ownership of an invisible and dynamic body? Maybe now you can

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