A molecule produced by insulating glial cells facilitates the functional wiring of brain cells involved in motor coordination.Researchers at Hokkaido University have found that the molecule "L-gutamate/L-aspartate transporter" (GLAST) plays an essential role in establishing and...Powered by WPeMatico
BACE inhibitor successfully tested in Alzheimer's animal modelThe protein amyloid beta is believed to be the major cause of Alzheimer's disease. Substances that reduce the production of amyloid beta, such as BACE...Powered by WPeMatico
A research group in Nagoya University developed a high-speed cell sorting method of large cells with high-viability using dual on-chip pumpsThe sorting of individual cells is necessary for many biological applications, including the isolation of specific cell types from cell suspensions. A...Powered by WPeMatico
New research from UBC mineralogists could make it easier to find high-quality Canadian sapphires, the same sparkling blue gems that adorn Queen Elizabeth II's Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch.The so-called Beluga sapphires were discovered near Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut by brothers Nowdluk and Seemeega Aqpik in 2002. The location is Canada's...Powered by WPeMatico
International team of scientists investigates air at altitudes up to 20 kmThe Asian Monsoon System is one of the Earth’s largest and most energetic weather systems, and monsoon rainfall is critical to feeding over a billion people in...Powered by WPeMatico
Advances in modern electronics has demanded the requisite hardware, transistors, to be smaller in each new iteration. Recent progress in nanotechnology has reduced the size of silicon transistors down to the order of 10 nanometers. However, for such small transistors, other physical effects set in, which limit their functionality. For example, the power consumption and heat production in these devices is creating significant problems for device design. Therefore, novel quantum materials and device concepts are required to develop a new generation of energy-saving information technology. The recent discoveries of topological materials -- a new class of relativistic quantum materials -- hold great promise for use in energy saving electronics.Researchers in the Louisiana Consortium for Neutro...
Jena scientists generate supercontinuum light source using liquid core optical fibers and reveal a new type of soliton dynamicsThe researchers pumped a hybrid waveguide with an ultrafast, intense laser pulse and produced a very broad light spectrum in the near and mid-infrared range...Powered by WPeMatico
NASA scientists have definitively detected the chemical acrylonitrile in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan, a place that has long intrigued scientists investigating the chemical precursors of life.
On Earth, acrylonitrile, also known as vinyl cyanide, is useful in the manufacture of plastics. Under the harsh conditions of Saturn's largest moon, this...Powered by WPeMatico
University of Delaware researchers pioneer greener way to create interwoven polymers with blue lightA pair of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a process to form interwoven polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably than...Powered by WPeMatico
Genetic study identifies neuronal circuits responsible for ultrasonic calls uttered by mouse pupsThe calls of new-born mice draw the attention of their mother. A group of neuronal cells in the brain stem is essential for this process. Without these cells,...Powered by WPeMatico