Quantum dots track who gets into cell nucleus
(PhysOrg.com) -- UC Berkeley researchers Karsten Weis, Jan Liphardt, and colleagues have used fluorescent probes called quantum dots to determine which molecules get into the nucleus via its nano-pores and ...
Cornell leads fight against invasive emerald ash borer
Cornell University is leading efforts to manage outbreak populations of the emerald ash borer (EAB), a beetle that has the potential to devastate ash trees in the Northeast. The new invasive species is already ...
Association between elevated levels of lead, cadmium and delayed puberty in girls
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have found that exposure to lead in childhood may delay the onset of puberty in young girls, with higher doses increasing the chance for later maturation.
Initial Hepatitis C drug trial complete
The first clinical trials on a new investigational drug being developed to treat infections caused by Hepatitis C virus have been successfully completed.
Start-up company aims to harness the full potential of producing electricity from waste heat
Eclectic enzymes: Easily modified building blocks for drug design
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the pursuit of biologically active compounds, it is often necessary to be able to control the stereochemistry at predefined positions in a molecular skeleton. The search for ways to prepare ...
Delving into the world of the ultra-cold
(PhysOrg.com) -- In Swinburne University's 'cold molecules lab', where temperatures one millionth of a degree above absolute zero are routinely achieved, researchers are making significant advances in understanding the weird ...
Ad campaign will show off Xerox's service business
(AP) -- Xerox Corp. has this message for you: For the last time, we're not just about making copies. To hammer that home, the company is launching its biggest media blitz in decades, starting next week.
Google data gathering was not a crime: NZealand
New Zealand police said Thursday that Google did not commit a criminal offence when it collected data from wireless networks for its "Street View" mapping service.
Sugar for newborns does not relieve pain: study
Contrary to international guidelines, sugar given to newborn babies does not ease pain, according to a study published on Thursday by The Lancet.
New test seen as big advance in diagnosing TB
Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis: A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether someone has the disease and if it's resistant to the main ...
Apple refreshes iTunes software
(AP) -- Users of Apple Inc.'s iTunes software will now be able to see what songs their friends are buying and where their favorite bands are playing next.
Risk of marijuana's 'gateway effect' overblown, research shows
New research from the University of New Hampshire shows that the "gateway effect" of marijuana - that teenagers who use marijuana are more likely to move on to harder illicit drugs as young adults - is overblown.
Pivotal study finds link between PTSD and dementia
Results of a study reported in the September issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a greater risk for dementia than Veterans without PTSD, ...