Update: Parabiosis is one of the hottest topics in age research

Older mice who are surgically joined with young mice in order to share a common bloodstream get stronger and healthier, making parabiosis one of the hottest topics in age research. Publishing in Nature Metabolism, researchers from the Buck Institute report that MANF (mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor) is one of the factors responsible for rejuvenating the transfused older

Update: Parabiosis is one of the hottest topics in age research

Electric fields and ultraviolet light set the stage for programming using chemistry

Engineers from UTokyo and RIKEN perform computational logic with light For the first time, researchers performed logic operations — the basis of computation — with a chemical device using electric fields and ultraviolet light. The device and the pioneering methods used open up research possibilities including low-power, high-performance computer chips. Computers need an upgrade. From

Electric fields and ultraviolet light set the stage for programming using chemistry

CRISPR/Cas9 helps to limit the impact of schistosomiasis and liver fluke infection, affecting more than a quarter of a billion people

GW researchers successfully used CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the impact of schistosomiasis and liver fluke infection, affecting more than a quarter of a billion people in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America For the first time, researchers at the George Washington University (GW), together with colleagues at institutes in Thailand, Australia, the U.K. and the

CRISPR/Cas9 helps to limit the impact of schistosomiasis and liver fluke infection, affecting more than a quarter of a billion people

Room temperature superconductivity takes a major step forward

Findings Could Open the Door to a New Era of Physics Researchers at the George Washington University have taken a major step toward reaching one of the most sought-after goals in physics: room temperature superconductivity. Superconductivity is the lack of electrical resistance and is observed in many materials when they are cooled below a critical

Room temperature superconductivity takes a major step forward

A long-acting microneedle contraceptive skin patch

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations where access to health care can be limited, a recent study suggests. The contraceptive would be delivered using microneedle skin patch technology originally developed for the painless administration of vaccines. Long-acting contraceptives now available

A long-acting microneedle contraceptive skin patch

Organic electronics breakthrough

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics are just some of the technologies that could benefit from their new discovery, which deals with “double-doped” polymers. The majority of our everyday electronics are based on inorganic

Organic electronics breakthrough

Elder care robot could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes

A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes. The Robot Activity Support System, or RAS, uses sensors embedded in a WSU smart home to determine where its residents are, what they are doing and when they need assistance with daily activities. It

Elder care robot could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes

ALS patient trial shows impressive clinical results

A new drug delays motor neurone disease progression and improves cognitive and clinical symptoms according to recently released trial results. A new drug developed by scientists at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience, and the School of Chemistry and Bio21 Institute at the University of Melbourne has dramatically improved clinical and cognitive symptoms of motor neurone disease, also called amyotrophic lateral

ALS patient trial shows impressive clinical results

Biological control can limit deforestation and biodiversity loss in the tropics

Effective on-farm biological control can slow the pace of deforestation and avert biodiversity loss. This is what an international team involving entomologists, conservation biologists, agro-ecologists and geographers* has just revealed. The results of this study have been published in Communications Biology – Nature. Biological control of invasive species is often perceived as an environmentally risky practice.

Biological control can limit deforestation and biodiversity loss in the tropics

A new integrated photonics platform that can store light and electrically control its frequency (or color) in an integrated circuit

Research opens doors in photonic quantum information processing, optical signal processing and microwave photonics Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new integrated photonics platform that can store light and electrically control its frequency (or color) in an integrated circuit. The platform draws inspiration from atomic systems

A new integrated photonics platform that can store light and electrically control its frequency (or color) in an integrated circuit

Enabling electric vehicles to get 500 miles on a single charge

Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next revolutionary replacement for currently used lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles, cell phones and computers. Lithium-air batteries, which currently are still in the experimental stages of development, can store 10 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries, and they are much lighter. That said, lithium-air batteries could be

Enabling electric vehicles to get 500 miles on a single charge

Steam-powered microwave-size spacecraft prototype can theoretically explore celestial objects “forever”

By using steam rather than fuel, the microwave-size spacecraft prototype can theoretically explore celestial objects “forever.” Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now possible, thanks to a collaboration between a private space company and the University of Central Florida. UCF planetary research scientist Phil Metzger worked with Honeybee Robotics of Pasadena, California,

Steam-powered microwave-size spacecraft prototype can theoretically explore celestial objects “forever”

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