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Silicon alternatives key to future computers, consumer electronics
(Phys.org) —Researchers are reporting key milestones in developing new semiconductors to potentially replace silicon in future computer chips and for applications in flexible electronics.
Researchers predict electrical response of metals to extreme pressures
Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences makes it possible to predict how subjecting metals to severe pressure can lower their electrical resistance, a finding that c ...
New class of industrial polymers discovered
(Phys.org) —Scientists from IBM Research have successfully discovered a new class of polymer materials that can potentially transform manufacturing and fabrication in the fields of transportation, aerospace, ...
'Lonely' bacteria increase risk of antibiotic resistance
Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that 'lonely' microbes are more likely to mutate, resulting in higher rates of antibiotic resistance.
Attacking persister cells that are responsible for making bacteria resistant to new drugs
(Phys.org) —We face an urgent global health problem because scientists are not developing new antibiotics as fast as bacteria are developing antibiotic resistance.
Battling superbugs with gene-editing system
In recent years, new strains of bacteria have emerged that resist even the most powerful antibiotics. Each year, these superbugs, including drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis and staphylococcus, infect ...
Chemists modify antibiotic to vanquish resistant bacteria
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new antibiotic based on vancomycin that is powerfully effective against vancomycin-resistant strains of MRSA and other disease-causing bacteria.
And so they beat on, flagella against the cantilever
A team of researchers at Boston University and Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a new model to study the motion patterns of bacteria in real time and to determine how these motions relate ...
Bacteria harbor secret weapons against antibiotics
The ability of pathogenic bacteria to evolve resistance to antibiotic drugs poses a growing threat to human health worldwide. And scientists have now discovered that some of our microscopic enemies may be ...
Researchers find a way to reduce contact resistance with molybdenum disulphide nanosheets
Synthesis produces new antibiotic: Scientists confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.
Harnessing the power of bacteria's sophisticated immune system
Bacteria's ability to destroy viruses has long puzzled scientists, but researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they now have a clear picture of the bacterial immune system and say its unique ...
Statistical model predicts performance of hybrid rice
Genomic prediction, a new field of quantitative genetics, is a statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important trait in a plant, such as yield or disease resistance. The method works ...