Scientists sequence and annotate majority of red perilla's genome

Researchers in Japan have generated a high-quality genome assembly of red perilla (Perilla frutescens), a plant most often found in Asia and commonly known in Japan as Aka-Shiso and in Great Britain and the U.S. as the Beefsteak ...

Targeted photothermal treatment for blood clots shows promise

Nanoparticles loaded with dye that release heat upon near-infrared irradiation could provide the key to more targeted treatment for blood clots, according to new research by the Baker Institute and Swinburne University.

3D printing can help produce valuable radiopharmaceuticals

Without accurate diagnostics, it is difficult to talk about effective treatment of patients, especially in the case of cancer. Today, as much as 80% of diagnostic procedures using radiopharmaceuticals require the use of molybdenum-99. ...

New method for better laser-material interaction

Using ultrashort laser pulses lasting a few picoseconds (trillionths of a second), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered an efficient mechanism for laser ablation (material removal) that ...

Aiming at a target: the science of particle production

For some, a target is part of a game of darts. For others, it's a retail chain. In particle physics, it's the site of an intense, complex environment that plays a crucial role in generating the universe's smallest components ...

New approach to measuring stickiness could aid micro-device design

Brown University engineers have devised a new method of measuring the stickiness of micro-scale surfaces. The technique, described in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, could be useful in designing and building micro-electro-mechanical ...

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