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Feb 16, 2018
Food allergies could be treated by inhibitors that prevent histamine release
Inhibitors that block a key component of the inflammatory response could put a damper on dietary allergies
Feb 09, 2018
A light touch for enzyme analysis
Femtosecond x-ray crystallography captures key moments of an essential biochemical process triggered by light
Feb 02, 2018
Supercomputer predicts good solar cell materials
RIKEN’s K computer simulated more than 11,000 compounds to find promising materials for a new type of solar cell
Jan 26, 2018
New players directing cell migration
Proteins that are a part of a complex that regulates contact between cells also play a role in cell migration
Jan 12, 2018
Quantum information finds its edge
Electronic states at the edge of topological insulators are promising as carriers of quantum information
Dec 28, 2017
Probing water molecules at cell membrane interfaces
Ultrafast laser pulses offer insights into the role water plays in transport through biological membranes
Dec 22, 2017
Washable solar cells
A new stretchy and washable organic solar cell has opened up the possibility of textile-integrated solar power
Dec 22, 2017
Making an unconventional computer using conventional technology
By exploiting imperfections in electronic devices, scientists are using existing manufacturing techniques to make the building blocks of quantum computers
Dec 15, 2017
Helping the body clock keep its cool
Two parallel temperature-responsive mechanisms ensure that circadian rhythms are not skewed by changes in temperature
Dec 15, 2017
How bacteria avoid poisoning themselves
Scientists have found how bacteria rid themselves of a toxic metabolic by-product—a finding that could aid the development of antimicrobial drugs
Dec 08, 2017
Solar cells with a quantum shift
A quantum-mechanical way of generating photocurrents may help solar devices overcome existing inefficiencies
Dec 01, 2017
Molecular structure of elongation complex essential for DNA transcription determined
The newly revealed structure of a key complex involved in copying DNA will lead to a better understanding of the process
Nov 28, 2017
Spins line up for data duty
Electric fields produced by structural mismatches between two materials could be harnessed to manage data in spintronic devices
Nov 24, 2017
New-wave spintronics comes to light
Successful injection of tiny ripples into ultrathin magnetic films holds promise for computer chips that never overheat
Nov 17, 2017
Quantum dots mark the spot
Small connecting proteins are the key to easy-to-make probes for biomedical imaging
Nov 10, 2017
Transfer of epigenetic information found to involve a DNA replication protein
A DNA replication protein helps copy chemical tags to newly synthesized genetic material
Nov 10, 2017
The workings of a gene silencer
A protein that silences genes by packing DNA into an inactive form is guided into place by RNA
Nov 10, 2017
Measuring the unmeasurable
Virtual excitations, which are typically hidden, can be revealed by the pressure they exert on a movable mirror
Oct 20, 2017
Positive result for cuprate superconductor
High-temperature superconductivity may be linked to the low-energy pairing of holes on oxygen sites
Oct 13, 2017
Jupiter’s volcano-powered auroral lights
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has helped explain how volcanoes on the moon Io spew particles that are flung out by Jupiter’s magnetic field, before rebounding back. A high-speed atmospheric encounter on the return leg creates the Red Giant’s once mysterious transient auroras.