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Center for Frontiers of Nuclear Science, Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Nuclear Science, Nuclear, Science

Research Center Established to Explore the Least Understood and Strongest Force Behind Visible Matter

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Science can explain only a small portion of the matter that makes up the universe, from the earth we walk on to the stars we see at night. Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have established the Center for Frontiers of Nuclear Science to help scientists better understand the building blocks of visible matter. The new Center will push the frontiers of knowledge about quarks, gluons and their interactions that form protons, neutrons, and ultimately 99.9 percent of the mass of atoms – the bulk of the visible universe.

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Mount Sinai Is Official Medical Services Provider for Athletes For Fifth Straight Year at the 2017 US Open

For the fifth consecutive year, Mount Sinai will serve as the official medical services provider for the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships.

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Angewandte Chemie, Markus Arndt, Lukas Mairhofer, University of Vienna, Vitamins, Quantum Ruler, Biomolecules, Physicists, molecular electronic properties, Quantum Physics, Particles, quantum interferometry, quantum chemistry

Quantum Ruler for Biomolecules

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Quantum physics teaches us that unobserved particles may propagate through space like waves. This is philosophically intriguing and of technological relevance: a research team at the University of Vienna has demonstrated that combining experimental quantum interferometry with quantum chemistry allows deriving information about optical and electronic properties of biomolecules, here exemplified with a set of vitamins. These results have been published in the journal "Angewandte Chemie International Edition".

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NUS Study: You May Be as Friendly as Your Genes

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A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that young adults who have higher expression of the CD38 gene as well as differences in CD157 gene sequence are friendlier and more socially adept than others. They have more close friends and show greater social skills.

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University of Vienna, holodeck, Virtual Reality, Biology, Brain Function, Virtual Worlds, experimental designs, Behavior experiments, lab animals, natural conditions, University of Freiburg, Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL), Medical University of Vienna, Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), MPI for Ornithology in Konstanz, FreemoVR, Nature Methods, Kri

When Fish Swim in the Holodeck

Behavior experiments are useful tools to study brain function. Standard experiments to investigate behavior in popular lab animals such as fish, flies or mice however only incompletely mimic natural conditions. The understanding of behavior and brain function is thus limited. Virtual Reality (VR) helps in generating a more natural experimental environment but requires immobilization of the animal, disrupting sensorimotor experience and causing altered neuronal and behavioral responses. Researchers at the University of Freiburg, and the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL), a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, in collaboration with groups at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and the MPI for Ornithology in Konstanz, have now developed a VR system for freely moving animals – FreemoVR – to overcome most of these limitations. Their findings are now published in Nature Methods.

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Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Brain Mechanism for Resilience in People with High Risk of Bipolar Disorder

Results suggest brain is able to adapt to biological risk of bipolar disorder

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University of Vienna, Matthias Horn, ETH Zurich, micro-daggers, Bacteria, Amoebae

Bacteria Stab Amoebae with Micro-Daggers

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Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Vienna have discovered a type of bacteria that uses tiny daggers to prevent itself from being eaten by amoebae. The scientists also resolved the three-dimensional structure of the mechanism that allows the micro-daggers to be shot quickly.







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