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‘Organ on a chip’ is the wave of the future

Too often, promising therapeutic drug candidates that are developed as a result of expensive animal studies prove ineffective – or even dangerous – when tested in humans. Although lab animals may have similar anatomical features to humans, their physiology, metabolism, and genetic diversity can be quite different. Three University of Rochester biomedical researchers are addressing the problem […]

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‘Organ on a chip’ is the wave of the future

Too often, promising therapeutic drug candidates that are developed as a result of expensive animal studies prove ineffective – or even dangerous – when tested in humans. Although lab animals may have similar anatomical features to humans, their physiology, metabolism, and genetic diversity can be quite different. Three University of Rochester biomedical researchers are addressing the problem […]

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Luminescent wood could light up homes of the future

The right indoor lighting can help set the mood, from a soft romantic glow to bright, stimulating colours.  But some materials used for lighting, such as plastics, are not eco-friendly. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have developed a bio-based, luminescent, water-resistant wood film that could someday be used as cover panels for lamps, displays and […]

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Powering the Future: New Insights into How Alkali-Metal Doped Flexible Solar Cells Work

Scientists place another piece of the puzzle on how introducing alkali metals into crystals of thin-film flexible solar cells improves their efficiency A group of scientists from Korea has discovered that the amount of alkali metal introduced into crystals of flexible thin-film solar cells influences the path that charge carriers take to traverse between electrodes, […]

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Powering the Future: New Insights into How Alkali-Metal Doped Flexible Solar Cells Work

Scientists place another piece of the puzzle on how introducing alkali metals into crystals of thin-film flexible solar cells improves their efficiency A group of scientists from Korea has discovered that the amount of alkali metal introduced into crystals of flexible thin-film solar cells influences the path that charge carriers take to traverse between electrodes, […]

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Enabling the Data-Driven Future of Microscopy

Data-infused artificial intelligence could speed materials discovery We’re surrounded by an unseen atomic world that governs life and the technologies we use every day, such as batteries and computers. Infusing data science and artificial intelligence into electron microscopy could advance energy storage, quantum information science, and materials design.Illustration by Timothy Holland | PNNL Scientists have […]

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A robotics expert leaps into the future

For many people, hearing the word “robot” conjures up images of hard, metallic objects. This association is powerful when it comes to famous robots featured in Japanese animations such as “Gundam,” “Astro Boy,” and “Mazinger Z,” as well as for industrial robots working in factories. However, Lecturer Ryuma Niiyama’s research is concerned with “soft” robots […]

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New insight into how future fish stocks are affected by phytoplankton and iron uptake

Research by the University of Liverpool sheds new light on the complex relationship between phytoplankton, iron uptake, global warming and fish stocks which is essential in helping policymakers develop effective conservation and fisheries management policies under climate change. Using a novel combination of ocean and ecosystem numerical models, researchers were able to demonstrate how changes […]

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New insight into how future fish stocks are affected by phytoplankton and iron uptake

Research by the University of Liverpool sheds new light on the complex relationship between phytoplankton, iron uptake, global warming and fish stocks which is essential in helping policymakers develop effective conservation and fisheries management policies under climate change. Using a novel combination of ocean and ecosystem numerical models, researchers were able to demonstrate how changes […]