Noxious nanotech: Water-borne nanomaterials promote multidrug-resistance gene transfer
Quantum dots combined with antibodies as a method for studying cells in their native environment
Clearing a path for electrons in polymers: Closing in on the speed limits
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified a class of low-cost, easily-processed semiconducting polymers which, despite their seemingly disorganised internal structure, can transport electrons ...
Discovery brings organic solar cells a step closer
Inexpensive solar cells, vastly improved medical imaging techniques and lighter and more flexible television screens are among the potential applications envisioned for organic electronics.
Scientists invent a better way to make antibody-guided therapies
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new technique for connecting drug molecules to antibodies to make advanced therapies.
Insect gut microbe with a molecular iron reservoir
Microbes are omnipresent on earth. They are found as free-living microorganisms as well as in communities with other higher organisms. Thanks to modern biological techniques we are now able to address the ...
Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes
A study comparing how two common dietary oil supplements affect body composition suggests that both oils, by themselves, can lower body fat in obese postmenopausal women with Type 2 diabetes.
Optimising soft-optoelectronics materials through molecular engineering
The molecules used to make optoelectronic devices can be engineered to balance the chemical interactions within them and optimise their properties for specific applications, according to a review paper published ...
New mathematical model reduces time to simulate natural disasters
(Phys.org) —The amount of time it takes to mathematically simulate the path of ash from a volcano eruption or a satellite collision can take hours, even days. However a new method, the Conjugate Unscented Transform (CUT), ...
Sexual offenses between inmates occur less often in states that allow conjugal visitation
Could widespread conjugal visitation reduce sexual offending in prisons? It's a possibility, according to Stewart D'Alessio and his team from Florida International University in the US. Their work shows that in states where ...
Clicking TC-99m SPECT probes together
(PhysOrg.com) -- Radioactively labeled compounds are important for use as imaging probes or radiotherapeutic agents. Most radioisotopes with suitable decay properties are transition metals or elements with ...
Limited number of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes cause most invasive pneumococcal disease
Contrary to current thinking, the group of serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae responsible for most invasive pneumococcal disease worldwide is conserved across regions. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading bacterial cause ...
Universal flu vaccine holds promise
An influenza vaccine that protects against death and serious complications from different strains of flu is a little closer to reality, Saint Louis University vaccine researchers have found.
Pneumococcal vaccine offers protection to HIV-infected African adults in clinical trial
A clinical trial of a vaccine against a major cause of pneumonia and meningitis has shown that it can prevent three out of four cases of re-infection in HIV-infected adults in Africa.