Basic structure of ultrasound power supply and communication

Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. At the Medica 2016 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Fraunhofer ...

What digital divide? Seniors embrace social technology

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' loneliness and even improve their ...

Calcium channel blockers caught in the act at atomic level

An atomic level analysis has revealed how two classes of calcium channel blockers, widely prescribed for heart disease patients, produce separate therapeutic effects through their actions at different sites on the calcium ...

Does ecology reach all the way down to the subatomic scale?

Imagine you could stop being human-sized for a while and shrink down to the size of a bacterium, roughly one-millionth of your current stature. At this scale, you would stop being bound by gravity and instead discover that ...

Solving a plant-based Rubik's cube puzzle

Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered a key "twist" in a Rubik's cube-like plant puzzle, which could pave the way to new, or more effective pharmaceuticals.

Can charitable giving improve your health?

Research by University at Albany economics professor Baris Yörük may provide additional motivation for those resolving to become more charitable in 2016.

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