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Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper

...s, and energy storage devices in a creative way to devise novel battery and supercapacitor devices," Nalamasu said. ...

Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award

.... With the help of this long-term grant, wehope to devise therapies that cannot only reverse brain damage ininfants but slow cognitive decline in aging adults as well," said Back,associate professor of pediatrics and neurology, Doernbecher Children'sHospital, OHSU School of Medicine. Back's research looks...

How cells change the pace of their steps

...sic biological discovery that may help researchers devise ways to prevent cancer cells from spreading throughout the body. The discovery reported by the UCSD scientists in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and published Aug. 3 on the journals Web site describes forces and energy exert...

New target for HIV/AIDS drugs and vaccine discovered

...ystem, we can begin to design decoy proteins or to devise new vaccines. Millions of lives depend on our finding a way to restore both aspects of our immune defense against HIV/AIDSthis study should go a long way toward that goal. ...

Scientists find stem cell switch

...ion. Armed with this understanding we can start to devise ways to tackle it, said research leader Professor Liam Dolan, of the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. The research team determined that the hormone ethylene regulates cell division in root stem cells. Ethylene is known to play a role in perceiving...

Nature's secrets yield new adhesive material

...said Lee, who devised on his own a special imaging devise to visualize individual pillars during the experiments. Messersmith said that while the results are extremely promising, his group still must tackle several practical problems before it can scale up its research. Any time that you fabricate an a...

Malaria -- Effective insecticide-repellent synergy against mosquito vectors

... their effectiveness. It is therefore essential to devise new control strategies against these malaria vecto...sage working in conjunction with a company able to devise a system for encapsulating the mixture to prolong the residual life of treated mosquito nets. The e...

Microscopic jets, diamonds unlikely on Uranus, and amazing mosquito legs

...ion, the larger the step. Physicists have yet to devise a way to keep the balls heading in a particular direction, but chemical reaction catalysis may prove a useful method for propelling microscopic objects in liquids. - KM Diamonds unlikely in gas giants like Uranus L. M. Ghiringhelli, C. Valeriani...

Common environmental chemicals in diet affect fetal ovarian development

...tter treatments, but it would also be important to devise legislation to begin reducing the levels of such chemicals. We would then look to work with chemical and agricultural industries to find safer chemicals by improving how they assess fetal development effects. If such measures helped to reduce the ra...

The fisherman is a predator like any other

...een fi sh and fi shermen andenabled researchers to devise new toolsthat could improve monitoring and henceoperational fi sh stock management. The characteristics of movements tracedbetween December 1999 and March 2003by the 809 vessel fl eet were comparedwith those of theoretical movement modelsusually appl...

Reprogrammed fibroblasts identical to embryonic stem cells

... with tens of thousands of cells, and we needed to devise a precise method for picking out those rare cells in which the reprogramming actually worked, says Wernig. On average, it only works in about one out of 1,000 cells. To test for reprogramming, the team decided to zero in on Oct4 and another transcr...

The fisherman is a predator like any other

...ween fish and fishermen and enabled researchers to devise new tools that could improve monitoring and hence operational fish stock management. The characteristics of movements traced between December 1999 and March 2003 by the 809 vessel fleet were compared with those of theoretical movement models usual...

Stanford researchers find stem cells in colorectal tumors

...ians who will help find the weak points in cancer, devise new immune and molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, test them in mice that carry the cancer stem cells and, hopefully, in a few years begin to test them in our patients," Weissman said. The colorectal cancer stem cells highlight the importance o...

Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research

...ributing to their build-up. These results may help devise treatments that reduce the production of apolipoprotein B-48 and apolipoprotein B-100 in type 2 diabetes patients, thus reducing their risks of developing heart disease. Article: " Evidence of Increased Secretion of Apolipoprotein B-48-Containing L...

Story ideas from the Journal of Biological Chemistry

...ects of tau aggregation, scientists may be able to devise treatments to prevent or slow down AD in the future. Article: "Tau Aggregation and Toxicity in a Cell Culture Model of Tauopathy" by Bhaswati Bandyopadhyay, Guibin Li, Haishan Yin, and Jeff Kuret MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Kuret, The Ohio State Univ...

Gladstone's Deepak Srivastava receives E. Mead Johnson Award for achievement in pediatrics

...ing knowledge of cardiac developmental pathways to devise novel therapeutics for human cardiac disorders. Specifically, he studies the molecular events regulating early and late developmental decisions that instruct progenitor cells to adopt a cardiac cell fate and subsequently fashion a functioning heart. ...

Unstable leukemia stem cells may predispose patients to drug resistance

...se [chronic myeloid leukemia] in future efforts to devise therapies with curative potential, the authors wri...ic myeloid leukemia. A future challenge will be to devise approaches that overcome drug resistance within these [chronic myeloid leukemia stem] cells without ...

News tips from the Journal of Biological Chemistry

...ria talk to each other. The new finding could help devise new drugs targeting this protein. Many bacteria...nucleus of an infected cell. This study could help devise a new way to fight AIDS. When HIV infects a cell, it carries its DNA into the nucleus of the cell...

News tips from the Journal of Biological Chemistry

...patitis C virus from replicating, which could help devise new drugs against hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne, infectious disease that can cause liver inflammation, fibrotic scarring of the liver or cirrhosis and liver cancer. The virus spreads within its host by replicating its RNA and using i...

MIT device draws cells close -- but not too close -- together

...aintain it. Such information will help the team devise different approaches to engineering liver therapeutics by helping them understand exactly which signals are needed to support specific liver cell functions. Instead of building an entire liver from scratch, Bhatia wants to isolate the key cell type, ...

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