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Researchers develop light-treatment device to improve sleep quality in the elderly
Sleep disturbances increase as we age. Some studies report more than half of seniors 65 years of age or older suffer from chronic sleep disturbances. Researchers have long believed that the sleep disturbances common among ...
Implantable, wireless sensors share secrets of healing tissues
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new implantable sensor developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute can wirelessly transmit data from the site of a recent orthopedic surgery. Inexpensive to make and highly reliable, this new sensor holds ...
Research explores road signs on the intracellular highway
The interior of every cell within our bodies is crisscrossed with a network of molecular highways upon which nutrients, replacement parts, and other vital materials travel to their appropriate location. The system is immensely ...
A New Way of Treating the Flu
(PhysOrg.com) -- What happens if the next big influenza mutation proves resistant to the available anti-viral drugs? This question was presenting itself to scientists and health officials recently at the World Health Assembly ...
New nano technique significantly boosts boiling efficiency
Whoever penned the old adage "a watched pot never boils" surely never tried to heat up water in a pot lined with copper nanorods.
Fitter frames: Nanotubes boost structural integrity of composites
A new research discovery at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could lead to tougher, more durable composite frames for aircraft, watercraft, and automobiles.
Building a better protein
Proteins are widely viewed as a promising alternative to synthetic chemicals in everything from medications to hand lotion. The naturally occurring molecules have been shown to be more efficient and effective than many of ...
New research shows potential for a male contraceptive
Researchers have known for more than half a century that sperm is able to fertilize an egg only after it has resided for a period of time in the female reproductive tract. Without this specific interaction with the female ...
Engineer to launch bacteria into space aboard the final mission of space shuttle Atlantis
There will be some very interesting passengers on the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis scheduled to launch July 8, 2011: thousands of bacteria.
No small measure: Origins of nanorod diameter discovered
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study answers a key question at the very heart of nanotechnology: Why are nanorods so small?