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Earth Sciences Nov 30, 2020

New study shows how methane breaks through icy barriers on the sea floor

Methane, the main component of natural gas, is the cleanest-burning of all the fossil fuels, but when emitted into the atmosphere it is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. By some estimates, seafloor methane ...

Analytical Chemistry Nov 30, 2020

Microfluidic system with cell-separating powers may unravel how novel pathogens attack

To develop effective therapeutics against pathogens, scientists need to first uncover how they attack host cells. An efficient way to conduct these investigations on an extensive scale is through high-speed screening tests ...

Nanophysics Nov 24, 2020

Sound waves power new advances in drug delivery and smart materials

Researchers have revealed how high-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles and even deliver drugs to the lungs for painless, needle-free vaccinations.

Cell & Microbiology Nov 11, 2020

Scientists can now scoop contents of individual cells from their local environment

Scientists can now select individual cells from a population that grows on the surface of a laboratory dish and study their molecular contents. Developed by University of Toronto researchers, the new tool will enable a deeper ...

Biochemistry Nov 10, 2020

Gastrointestinal-resident, shape-changing microdevices for extended drug delivery

The online cover story of Science Advances this week features a conceptual gastrointestinal (GI) microdevice, developed by a research team for extended drug release. Drug delivery platforms for extended drug release have ...

Nanomaterials Nov 04, 2020

Nanomotors controlled with laser light

Researchers from the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS) have designed novel linear nanomotors that can be moved in controlled directions using light. This work opens the way for new microfluidics, ...

Analytical Chemistry Nov 02, 2020

Microfluidics helps engineers watch viral infection in real time

A virus attaches to a cell, picks the lock and enters, then takes control of genetic production and pumps out many versions of itself that explode out through the cell wall.

Analytical Chemistry Oct 29, 2020

'Time machine' offers new pancreatic cancer drug testing approach

Many patients with pancreatic cancer have only about a 10% chance of survival within five years of their diagnosis because they tend to become resistant to chemotherapy, past studies have indicated.

Materials Science Oct 29, 2020

Probing water for an electrifying cause

An experiment, elegant in its simplicity, helps explain why water becomes electrified when it touches hydrophobic surfaces.

Biotechnology Oct 29, 2020

Researchers develop new gelatin microcarrier for cell production

Researchers from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, have developed a novel microcarrier for large-scale cell production and expansion that offers higher ...

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