Predicting older adults’ risk of falling with a new wearable device

Every year, more than one in three individuals aged 65 and older will experience a fall. Falls are the most common cause of injury in older adults, and can create ongoing health problems. But treatment and awareness of falling usually happens after a fall has already occurred. As a part of the NIH’s Women’s Health Initiative,

Predicting older adults’ risk of falling with a new wearable device

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently

Rutgers study opens door to broader use of sunlight and advanced materials to combat climate change Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods – opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that could boost renewable energy use

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently

New Therapy Delays Muscle Atrophy in Lou Gehrig’s Disease Mouse Model

Mouse study could provide foundation for future human therapeutics Supplementing a single protein found in the spinal cord could help prevent symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Researchers found high levels of the protein—called mitofusion 2 or Mfn2—prevented nerve degeneration, muscle atrophy,

New Therapy Delays Muscle Atrophy in Lou Gehrig’s Disease Mouse Model

Teaching robots to be more reliable teammates for soldiers

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University developed a new technique to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight. The technique allows mobile robot platforms to navigate autonomously in environments while carrying out actions a human would expect of the robot in a given

Teaching robots to be more reliable teammates for soldiers

A new approach towards the treatment of alcohol use disorder

Activating GPR139 in rats reduced excessive alcohol use and pain of withdrawal Activation of a receptor with no known function in the brain reduces excessive alcohol use and the pain of withdrawal, according to preclinical research in male rats. The study, published in eNeuro, suggests a new approach towards the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

A new approach towards the treatment of alcohol use disorder

Discovered: A protein that represents a central switching point in the aging process

Every cell and every organism ages sooner or later. But why is this so? Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg have now discovered for the first time a protein that represents a central switching point in the aging process. It controls the life span of an individual – from the fly to

Discovered: A protein that represents a central switching point in the aging process

A pathway to personalized medicine and personalized biomanufacturing

Engineering cellular biology, minus the actual cell, is a growing area of interest in biotechnology and synthetic biology. It’s known as cell-free protein synthesis, or CFPS, and it has potential to provide sustainable ways to make chemicals, medicines and biomaterials. Unfortunately, a long-standing gap in cell-free systems is the ability to manufacture glycosylated proteins –

A pathway to personalized medicine and personalized biomanufacturing

A new machine learning method that can say what will happen in all situations

Scientists develop new machine learning method that can make robots safer. New method provides simpler and more intuitive models of physical situations. Understanding how a robot will react under different conditions is essential to guaranteeing its safe operation. But how do you know what will break a robot without actually damaging it? A new method

A new machine learning method that can say what will happen in all situations

A way to tweak genes in the body’s immune cells by using electrical fields

Scientists report that they have discovered a way to tweak genes in the body’s immune cells by using electrical fields. For the first time, scientists have found a way to efficiently and precisely remove genes from white blood cells of the immune system and to insert beneficial replacements, all in far less time than it

A way to tweak genes in the body’s immune cells by using electrical fields

Organ regeneration moves closer

Many organs arise from simple sheets and tubes of cells. During development, these sheets bend and deform into the more complex final shape of the organ. This can be seen, for example, in the hindgut of fruit flies (Drosophila), which is an organ equivalent to our intestines. The Drosophila embryonic hindgut first forms as a bilaterally symmetric

Organ regeneration moves closer

Revolutionizing the capacity and lifespan of batteries

Battery researchers at the Department of Energy Technology (IFE) have solved a challenge scientists worldwide are struggling with. It allows for far better batteries with higher capacity, without exceeding life. – You can say we have found the x factor we’ve been looking for. This has enormous potential and is something scientists around the world are trying

Revolutionizing the capacity and lifespan of batteries

Treating fibrosis, that is estimated to cause 35 to 40 percent of deaths in the world, with precision medicine

Normal scar tissue forms to heal an internal wound and quietly retreats when the job is done. But in many common diseases — kidney, liver and lung fibrosis — the scar tissue goes rogue and strangles vital organs. These diseases are largely untreatable and ultimately fatal. A new Northwestern Medicine study has newly identified a

Treating fibrosis, that is estimated to cause 35 to 40 percent of deaths in the world, with precision medicine

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