Biosensor could help detect brain injuries during heart surgery

Johns Hopkins engineers and cardiology experts have teamed up to develop a fingernail-sized biosensor that could alert doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. By doing so, the device could help doctors ...

Mathematical analysis helps untangle bacterial chromosomes

When an E. coli cell divides, it must replicate its circular chromosome and pull the resulting circles apart to take up residence in two new cells. It sounds easy enough—like a magician's trick with rings—but actually ...

Errant gliding proteins yield long-sought insight

In order to react effectively to changes in the surroundings, bacteria must be able to quickly turn specific genes on or off. Although the overall mechanisms behind gene regulation have long been known, the fine details have ...

Israel's Teva to pay $718 million in Israeli taxes

Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. says it has reached an agreement with the country's tax authority to pay roughly $718 million to settle a series of claims against the drug maker.

Expect increasingly violent cyclones, weather experts warn

Meteorologists have yet to formally link global warming to typhoons like the one that devastated the Philippines, but they expect increasingly extreme weather phenomena due to a rise in ocean temperatures.

Mission to Mars moon could be a sample-return twofer, study says

The study helps to confirm the idea that the surface of Phobos contains tons of dust, soil, and rock blown off the Martian surface by large projectile impacts. Phobos' orbital path plows through occasional plumes of Martian ...

Physicists 'uncollapse' a partially collapsed qubit

(Phys.org) —One of the striking features of a qubit is that, unlike a classical bit, it can be in two states at the same time. That is, until a measurement is made on the qubit, causing it to collapse into a single state. ...

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