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Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease

The life-threatening bacteria MRSA can cripple a medical facility since it is resistant to treatment. But scientists report that they are now making advances in a new technique that avoids antibiotics, instead using light to activate oxygen,...

A paper battery powered by bacteria

In remote areas of the world, everyday items like electrical outlets and batteries are luxuries. Health care workers in these areas often lack electricity to power diagnostic devices, and commercial batteries may be too expensive. Today, researchers...

Acid coastal seas off US putting common fish species at risk

Scientists have shown that coastal waters and river estuaries can exhibit unique vulnerabilities to acidification than offshore waters. This acidification, detected in waters off the United States West Coast and the Gulf of Mexico, can lead...

World’s first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

A ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world’s first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application...

Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water

Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth. It will have implications for the search of life in our Galaxy.

Making aquafeed more sustainable: Scientists develop feeds using a marine microalga co-product

Scientists have created a more sustainable feed for aquaculture by using a marine microalga co-product as a feed ingredient. The study is the first of its kind to evaluate replacing fishmeal with a co-product in feed designed specifically for...

Insight into development of lung cancer

Lung cancer results from effects of smoking along with multiple genetic components. A new study identifies two main pathways for the role of chromosome 15q25.1 — a leader in increasing susceptibility to lung cancer — in modifying...

Engineering team designs technology for smart materials

With inspiration from squid ring teeth, a multidisciplinary team has invented a novel way to manufacture smart materials, including fabrics, that can regulate their own thermal properties.

Chemistry professor develops contaminant detection technique for heparin

In 2008, a contaminant eluded the quality safeguards in the pharmaceutical industry and infiltrated a large portion of the supply of the popular blood thinner heparin, sickening hundreds and killing about 100 in the US.

A valley so low: Electrons congregate in ways that could be useful to ‘valleytronics’

Researchers have made a finding that could help usher in new area of technology called ‘valleytronics.’ The study found that electrons in bismuth crystals prefer to collect in one valley rather than being distributed equally across...