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Phys.org / Evidence found of low slip earthquakes impeding progression of large destructive quakes

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has found evidence of slow slip earthquakes impeding the progression of large destructive quakes. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Earth
Medical Xpress / Engineering collagen-binding serum albumin (CBD-SA) as a drug conjugate carrier for cancer therapy

Medical researchers often use serum albumin (SA) as a drug carrier to deliver cytotoxic agents to tumors during biomedical drug delivery via passive targeting approaches. To improve the targeting capacity of SA's a team of ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Medications
Medical Xpress / How memories form and fade

Why is it that you can remember the name of your childhood best friend that you haven't seen in years yet easily forget the name of a person you just met a moment ago? In other words, why are some memories stable over decades, ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Neuroscience
Phys.org / Researchers observe spontaneous occurrence of skyrmions in atomically thin cobalt films

Since their experimental discovery, magnetic skyrmions—tiny magnetic knots—have moved into the focus of research. Scientists from Hamburg and Kiel have now been able to show that individual magnetic skyrmions with a diameter ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Physics
Tech Xplore / Researchers advance organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform, which uses bioelectrical sensors to measure the electrophysiology ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Engineering
Phys.org / Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists said in Kenya on Friday.

Aug 23, 2019 in Biology
Medical Xpress / Cheap combo pill cuts heart, stroke risks, study finds

A cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to help prevent heart problems especially in poor countries.

Aug 23, 2019 in Cardiology
Tech Xplore / Scurrying roaches help researchers steady staggering robots

Ew, a cockroach! But it zips off before the swatter appears. Now, researchers have leveraged the bug's superb scurrying skills to create a cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.

Aug 23, 2019 in Robotics
Phys.org / Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

How do cells generate and use energy? This question might seem simple, but the answer is far from simple. Furthermore, knowing how microbial cell factories consume energy and how proteins are allocated to do so is crucial ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Biology
Phys.org / Researchers produce first-ever videos of chemical synthesis at atomic resolution

For the first time, researchers have managed to view previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes. They have shown there are significant discrete stages to these processes that build on existing knowledge ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Chemistry
Phys.org / Bioprinting complex living tissue in just a few seconds

Tissue engineers create artificial organs and tissues that can be used to develop and test new drugs, repair damaged tissue and even replace entire organs in the human body. However, current fabrication methods limit their ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Chemistry
Phys.org / 30 years ago: Voyager 2's historic Neptune flyby

Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our solar system's eighth planet. Marking the end of the Voyager mission's Grand Tour of ...

Aug 23, 2019 in Astronomy & Space