Newly identified oral bacterium linked to heart disease and meningitis
A novel bacterium, thought to be a common inhabitant of the oral cavity, has the potential to cause serious disease if it enters the bloodstream, according to a study in the International Journal of Systematic an ...
Transparent iron? For the first time, an experiment shows that atomic nuclei can become transparent
At the high-brilliance synchrotron light source PETRA III, a team of DESY scientists headed by Dr. Ralf Röhlsberger has succeeded in making atomic nuclei transparent with the help of X-ray light. At the ...
Powering pacemakers with heartbeat vibrations
Sick hearts may help to keep themselves beating longer with a device that could harvest energy from heartbeat-induced chest cavity vibrations.
In the brain, 'ORMOSIL' nanoparticles hold promise as a potential vehicle for drug delivery
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the images of fruit flies, clusters of neurons are all lit up, forming a brightly glowing network of highways within the brain.
'Painless' plasma brush is becoming reality in dentistry, engineers say
University of Missouri engineers and their research collaborators at Nanova, Inc. are one step closer to a painless way to replace fillings. After favorable results in the lab, human clinical trials are underway ...
Finnish team devise nanomechanical microwave amplifier with near least possible noise generation
A whole new meaning for thinking on your feet
Smithsonian researchers report that the brains of tiny spiders are so large that they fill their body cavities and overflow into their legs. As part of ongoing research to understand how miniaturization affects ...
Image: Young stellar grouping in Cygnus X
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cygnus X hosts many young stellar groupings.
Nanoparticles harvest invisible cancer biomarkers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cancer biologists have long presumed that tumor cells shed telltale markers into the blood and that finding these blood-borne biomarkers could provide an early indicator that cancer is developing somewhere ...
Research finds that a duck's boon might be a turtle's bane
Duck nest boxes used to aid cavity-nesting ducks can prove to be turtle death traps.
Engineers at Yale develop new type of mechanical memory
Breakthrough furnace can cut solar costs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Solar cells, the heart of the photovoltaic industry, must be tested for mechanical strength, oxidized, annealed, purified, diffused, etched, and layered.
How do protein binding sites stay dry in water?
In a report to be published soon in EPJE¹, researchers from the National University of the South in Bahía Blanca, Argentina studied the condition for model cavity and tunnel structures resembling the binding sites ...