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The longest carbon nanotubes you've ever seen
...many other materials--could ultimately find use in smart
fabrics, sensors and a host of other applications. To grow the aligned bundles of tiny tubes, the researchers combined advantages of chemical vapor deposition (CVD), a technique for creating thin coatings that is especially common in the semicondu...
Natural antibiotics yield secrets to atom-level imaging technique
...leaving healthy host cells alone. "They're like smart
bombs," Ramamoorthy said. "We'd like to exploit th...e can do that, we need to understand how these AMP smart
bombs interact with membranes to destroy bacteria. We need to know how they're shaped before, during...
Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest
...alth perspective, you may also argue that it's the smart
thing to do, because densely settled areas are particularly vulnerable to the transmission of waterborne diseases. But from an ethical perspective, such a strategy is untenable." ...
New sunscreen ingredient to heal sunburn and help prevent skin cancer
...tion campaign. It is advising people to follow the smart
advice: Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm Make sure you never burn Aim to cover up with a t-shirt, hat and sunglasses Remember to take extra care with children Then use factor 15+ sunscreen "UVB sunlight is associated with th...
Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine
...eight, miniature telescopes to restore vision, and smart
nappies to detect common childhood infections: the...ugar levels. And further into the future are links smart
pumps that, when signalled, instantly deliver the correct medication. Another prediction is the u...
Worm links cancer risk to ageing
...we think about longevity interventions. "If we're smart
about it, we might be able to design strategies where you could keep checkpoint proteins active in dividing cells and stop them working in cells that no longer divide, such as brain cells. "Increasing the survival of brain cells or 'neurons' could p...
Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them
...cts center on the familiar dirt mound around which smart
humans cut a wide swath; it's actually a solarium that collects heat to warm its residents. The tunnels below it hold anywhere from a few dozen to several hundred thousand of the highly territorial critters (Tschinkel has counted them but says it's n...
Scientists reveal how deadly toxin hijacks cells
...to neurons. "Our work shows that botox is really smart
and clever," says senior author Edwin Chapman, a UW-Madison professor of physiology and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. "It uses SV2 to sneak into nerves like a Trojan horse." "Botulinum neurotoxins are among the six most dan...
Infection 'alarm' yields clues to immune system behavior
...gulation of immune response levels, and do it in a smart
way." In particular, Levchenko's team looked at t...y small amount of TNF. This turns out to be a very smart
strategy on the part of the cells." He explained that a pricked finger usually generates a very loc...
Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests
...ins and losses for the environment?' We have to be smart
about our sequestration policies." Originating in a series of meetings at the Center on Global Change, which Jackson directs, the study sought to identity those tradeoffs and benefits at locations worldwide thought likely as places where land would ...