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02-Nov-2017


Key to Better Asparagus Identified in Evolution of Sex Chromosomes

Working with an international team of breeders and genome scientists, plant biologists at the University of Georgia have sequenced the genome of garden asparagus as a model for sex chromosome evolution.

– University of Georgia

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 06:00 ET


Chip-Based Sensors with Incredible Sensitivity

An optical whispering gallery mode resonator developed by Penn State electrical engineers can spin light around the circumference of a tiny sphere millions of times, creating an ultrasensitive microchip-based sensor for multiple applications.

– Penn State Materials Research Institute

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 06:00 ET


Colon Cancer Breakthrough Could Lead to Prevention – and the Foods That Can Help

Colon cancer, Crohn’s, and other diseases of the gut could be better treated – or even prevented – thanks to a new link between inflammation and a common cellular process, established by the University of Warwick.

– University of Warwick

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET


How Do Septic Systems Work?

Septic systems work 24/7 to process waste. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) November 1 Soils Matter blog explains how septic systems use soil’s underground resources to treat wastewater.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET


New Theory Addresses How Life on Earth Arose From the Primordial Muck

Scientists publish experimental evidence that life on Earth originated in an intimate partnership between the nucleic acids and small proteins. Their “peptide-RNA” hypothesis contradicts the widely held hypothesis that life originated from nuclei...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Molecular Biology and Evolution, Biosystems


Cancer Cells Destroyed with Dinosaur Extinction Metal

Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed with the metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to new research by an international collaboration between the University of Warwick and Sun Yat-Sen University in China...

– University of Warwick

Angewandte Chemie


See Science in Action as UF/IFAS Celebrates 100 Years of Citrus Rec

Growers will get to see first-hand the work they have heard so much about as that research comes alive when UF/IFAS opens up the Citrus Research and Education Center for lab tours and visits to the center's grove research sites.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

CREC 100th anniversary, Nov. 29

01-Nov-2017


Folding Circuits Just Atoms Thick Using the Principles of Origami

While the creation of a paper swan using origami may be intriguing, the idea of creating 3-D circuits based on similar design principles is simply mindboggling. Researchers at the University of Chicago have focused on large scale synthesis and device...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 11:40 ET


Nature’s Way

Researchers at the University of Maine have studied fungi, researching how these smallest of life forms break down giant trees, some of the few organisms able to do so. The team now focuses on generating new technology based on how living systems suc...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 16:20 ET


Discovering the Source of Dragonfly Wing Colors

Dazzling dragonfly wings may send poets rhapsodizing, but scientists yearn for a better understanding. In particular, they want to know the chemistry of the different layers giving rise to natural photonic crystals that help create color. Now, a coll...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 18:00 ET


Gut Microbiome May Make Chemo Drug Toxic to Patients

Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people’s gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal cancer. The findings, des...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 06:00 ET

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Mapping the Microbiome of … Everything

In the Earth Microbiome Project, an extensive global team co-led by researchers at University of California San Diego, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory collected more than 27,000 samples fro...

– University of California San Diego Health

Nature

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET


Versatile Marine Bacteria Could Be an Influence on Global Warming, Scientists Discover

Scientists have discovered that a ‘rare’ type of marine bacteria is much more widespread than previously thought – and possesses a remarkable metabolism that could contribute to greenhouse gas production.

– University of Southampton

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET


Invasive Weevil Threatens California’s Palm Trees and Date Industry

Effort to stop the spread of invasive South American palm weevil that is devastating palm trees in San Diego County will use environmentally-friendly pheromone formulation.

– ISCA Technologies

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Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 08:00 ET

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Rutgers-Led Research Could Revolutionize Nuclear Waste Reprocessing and Save Money

Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers–New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient “molecular trap” that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sp...

– Rutgers University

Nature Communications; Rutgers Today


In Vitro Tissue Microarrays for Quick and Efficient Spheroid Characterization

A new SLAS Discovery article available for free ahead-of-print enables researchers to derive more clinically-relevant information from 3D cell culture models.

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Discovery OnlineFirst


Scientists Develop Groundnut Resistant to Aflatoxin

The discovery has the potential to drastically improve food safety and reduce losses caused by the contamination from the poisonous carcinogen, aflatoxin.

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Plant Biotechnology Journal


New Tools to Tackle the Opioid Crisis: Chemists Develop Method to Quickly Screen, Accurately Identify Fentanyl and a Broad Range of Other Drugs of Abuse

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new drug screening technique that could lead to the rapid and accurate identification of fentanyl, as well as a vast number of other drugs of abuse, which up until now have been difficult to detect ...

– McMaster University

Analytical Chemistry


New Report Highlights Innovation in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Releases Comprehensive Survey of Clinical-Stage Alzheimer's Drugs

– Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Closing in on a Cure: 2017 Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Report


The Inner Secrets of Planets and Stars

An INCITE research team, led by Jonathan Aurnou of UCLA, is using Mira to develop advanced models to study magnetic field generation on Earth, Jupiter and the sun at an unprecedented level of detail.

– Argonne National Laboratory

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Rutgers Study Links Frequent Salon Visits to Dermal and Fungal Symptoms in Clients

Little is known about the health risks hair and nail salons pose to clients – however, findings from a Rutgers School of Public Health study suggest that frequent salon patrons are more likely to experience fungal and dermal symptoms.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Journal of Chemical Health and Safety


AllazoHealth and Large Regional Payer Validate Use of Artificial Intelligence in Improving Medication Adherence with Randomized Controlled Study

AllazoHealth, the industry leader in optimizing adherence programs through predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, today announced positive results from a randomized controlled study co-published with one of the largest regional health plan...

– AllazoHealth


One-Step 3D Printing of Catalysts Developed at Ames Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has developed a 3D printing process that creates a chemically active catalytic object in a single step, opening the door to more efficient ways to produce catalysts for complex chemical reactions in a...

– Ames Laboratory

ACS Catalysis


A Third of the Internet is Under Attack

Spanning two years, from March 2015 to February 2017, CAIDA researchers and collaborators found that about one-third of the IPv4 address space was subject to some kind of DoS attacks, where a perpetrator maliciously disrupts services of a host connec...

– University of California San Diego

Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery (IMC ’17); Internet Measurement Conference, London


Mini-Microscopes Reveal Brain Circuitry Behind Social Behavior

A microscope lens implanted deep inside a mouse’s brain shows different patterns of neural activity when the mouse interacts with males, females, or other stimuli. Now, researchers have discovered that sexual experience can trigger long-term change...

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Cell, Oct-2017; Nature


Climate Change Could Decrease Sun's Ability To Disinfect Lakes

Increasing organic runoff as a result of climate change may be reducing the penetration of pathogen-killing ultraviolet (UV) sunlight in inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Scientific Reports


Research Documents Link Between Nightmares and Self-Harm

New research finds a link between frequent nightmares and self-injurious behavior, such as cutting and burning oneself.

– Florida State University

Comprehensive Psychiatry


New Data on Gender Inequality in Sciences Salaries

There is a difference between male and female physics faculty salaries and the culture of physics is partly to blame, according to an article that is available for free this month from Physics Today. The article, "Salaries for female physics faculty ...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Physics Today


Nature’s Whistles: Rodents Use a Mechanism Like Police Whistle to Produce Ultrasonic Vocalizations

The anatomy and mechanisms underlying vocal production are often poorly described, especially in small animals, but thanks to new imaging technology, NAU researchers were able to examine the laryngeal structures of small rodents for the first time.

– Northern Arizona University

The Royal Society Publishing


New Greenland Maps Show More Glaciers at Risk

New maps of Greenland’s coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelerated melting as had previously been thought.

– University of California, Irvine

Geophysical Research Letters, Nov-2017


U.S.-Canada to Test Cross-Border Communication for Disaster Response

Emergency management officials and first responder agencies on both sides of the border between the United States and Canada will work together for an experiment in disaster response.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


3-D Printing Gets a Turbo Boost From U-M Technology

A major drawback to 3-D printing—the slow pace of the work—could be alleviated through a software algorithm developed at the University of Michigan.

– University of Michigan


Berkeley Lab-led ECP Pagoda Project Rolls Out First Software Libraries

Just one year after the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Program began funding projects to prepare scientific applications for exascale supercomputers, the Pagoda Project - led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - has successfully reac...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

31-Oct-2017


Metallic Glass Boosts Performance of Advanced MEMS Microphones

Polysilicon is the material most commonly used as a membrane for microphone devices today. But, in general, single-crystal and polycrystalline-silicon-based devices are brittle and prone to fractures that can cause interior defects during the fabrica...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 31-Oct-2017 at 09:40 ET


Low-Cost Graphene-Based Sensor Detects Contaminants in Water

Accurate and accessible detection technologies are necessary to ensure continuous water quality control and early warning capabilities to avoid public safety catastrophes like the ongoing Flint water crisis in Michigan. During the AVS’s 64th Intern...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 31-Oct-2017 at 15:00 ET

includes video


Vacuum Technology Makes Waves -- Gravitational, That Is -- Detectable

In a presentation during the AVS 64th International Symposium and Exhibition, in Tampa, Florida, astrophysicists Rai Weiss and Michael Zucker will describe how LIGO scientists and engineers designed and constructed LIGO’s ingenious, ultra-high vacu...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 31-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Pseudopod Protrusions Propel Amoeboid Cells Forward: A 3-D Swimming Model

Rhythmic patterns and precise motions are key elements of proper swimming, and comparable demonstrations of this pattern repetition and power usage can be seen in a microscopic swimmer -- the amoeboid cell. The cell swimming shapes are now predictabl...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Physics of Fluids

Embargo expired on 31-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Opening the Van Der Waals' Sandwich

Eighty years after the theoretical prediction of the force required to overcome the van der Waals’ bonding between layers in a crystal, engineering researchers at Tohoku University have measured it directly. They report their results this week in t...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Journal of Applied Physics

Embargo expired on 31-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Flavins Perform Electron Magic

Researchers discover the secret behind the third way living organisms extract energy from their environment.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 655-659 (2017). [DOI:10.1038/nchembio.2348]


Mission Not So Impossible Now: Control Complex Molecular Organization

Scientists achieved thin films with structures virtually impossible via traditional methods.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Chemistry of Materials 28, 4787 (2016). [DOI 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01957]


‘Monster’ Planet Discovery Challenges Formation Theory

A giant planet – the existence of which was previously thought extremely unlikely – has been discovered by an international collaboration of astronomers, with the University of Warwick taking a leading role.

– University of Warwick

ArXiv


How an Interest in Bipolar Disorder Drugs Led to a Better Understanding of Leukemia

A research project that began 20 years ago with an interest in how lithium treats mood disorders has yielded insights into the progression of blood cancers such as leukemia. The research, which centers on a protein called GSK-3, will be published in ...

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nov-2017


Prenatal Exposure to BPA at ‘Safe’ Levels Can Affect Gene Expression in Developing Rat Brain

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) at levels below those currently considered safe for humans affects gene expression related to sexual differentiation and neurodevelopment in the developing rat brain.

– North Carolina State University

NeuroToxicology


How to Store Information in Your Clothes Invisibly, Without

University of Washington computer scientists have created fabrics and fashion accessories that can store data — from security codes to identification tags — without needing any on-board electronics or sensors.

– University of Washington

Association for Computing Machinery’s User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2017); NSF: CNS – 1420654; NSF: CNS – 1407583; CNS – 1452494

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Why Do Some Head Knocks Cause More Damage Than Others?

Veteran sailors know that rogue waves can rise suddenly in mid-ocean to capsize even the largest vessels. Now it appears that a similar phenomenon called shear shock wave occurs in the concussed brain. It may help explain why some head knocks cause s...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Physical Review Applied


New Study Finds Marijuana Farming Hurts Environment

Planting cannabis for commercial production in remote locations is creating forest fragmentation, stream modification, soil erosion and landslides. Without land-use policies to limit its environmental footprint, the impacts of cannabis farming could ...

– Ithaca College

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment


Native Trees, Shrubs Provide More Food for Birds

Planting native trees and shrubs in your yard can really help songbirds. Researchers from the University of Delaware and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center studied the Carolina chickadee around Washington, D.C. and found native trees and shrubs su...

– University of Delaware

Biological Conservation


Thirty-Day Results of ABSORB IV Demonstrate that Improvements in Bioresorbable Stent Technology and Technique are Still Needed

Thirty-day results from ABSORB IV, the largest randomized everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) trial to date, found BVS to be noninferior to a cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting stent (CoCr-EES) for target lesion failure (TLF).

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium


Research Provides Unique Insight Into Extinction Dynamics in Late Triassic

A team of scientists and students at the University of Rhode Island is inching closer to revealing how a group of animals from the Late Triassic went extinct

– University of Rhode Island


New York First Responders Train for Critical Incident Response at Grand Central Terminal, Test New Tech

New York City emergency responders conducted a critical incident training exercise early Sunday morning at Grand Central Terminal, and tested out some new technologies provided by DHS S&T.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food

Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Two Iowa State University professors are warning of the consequences associated with the clean food movement in terms of food waste, safety ...

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– Iowa State University

30-Oct-2017


ROSINA Spectral Measurements Bring Comet’s Chemistry to Life

In 2014, the Rosetta probe became the first spacecraft to orbit the nucleus of a comet and later land on its surface. The mission ended in 2016 with the probe’s dive into the comet but its close-up studies of the comet continue to yield scientific ...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 10:40 ET


Solid-State Batteries

Solid-state batteries, which eschew the flammable and unstable liquid electrolytes of conventional lithium-ion batteries, could be a safer option. Now, researchers have demonstrated a new way to produce more efficient solid-state batteries. This proo...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 10:00 ET


Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

UNC and NC State researchers have developed artificial beta cells that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise. This work was done in lab experiments but could lead to a much more patient-friendly treatment than in...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Nature Chemical Biology

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


Early Age of Drinking Leads to Neurocognitive and Neuropsychological Damage

Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment. For example, ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 10:00 ET


Quantum Dots Visualize Tiny Vibrational Resonances

When laser light is used to drive the motion of a thin, rigid membrane, the membrane vibrates in resonance with the light. The resulting patterns can be visualized through an array of quantum dots, where these tiny structures emit light at a frequenc...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Applied Physics Letters

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Spider Silk Could Be Used to Power Microphones in Hearing AIDS, Cell Phones

Would you want a spider web inside your ear? Probably not. But if you’re able to put aside the creepy factor, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York shows that fine fibers like spider silk actually improve the quality...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Oct-2017

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 15:00 ET


Lab Researchers Achieve Breakthrough with 3D Printed Stainless Steel

Lawrence Livermore National Lab researchers, along with collaborators at Ames National Laboratory, Georgia Tech University and Oregon State University, have achieved a breakthrough in 3D printing one of the most common forms of marine grade stainless...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Nature Materials, Oct. 30

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


Imaging Probe Printed Onto Tip of Optical Fiber

The Molecular Foundry and aBeam Technologies bring mass fabrication to nano-optical devices.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientific Reports 7(1651), 1-7(2017). [DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-01871-5]; Nanotechnology 27(37), 375301 (2016). [DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/37/375301]; Optics Letters 41(15), 3423-3426(2016). [DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.003423]...


Spin-Polarized Surface States in Superconductors

Novel spin-polarized surface states may guide the search for materials that host Majorana fermions, unusual particles that act as their own antimatter, and could revolutionize quantum computers.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Communications 7, 13315 (2016). [DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13315]


How Flu Shot Manufacturing Forces Influenza to Mutate

Egg-based production causes virus to target bird cells, making vaccine less effective.

– Scripps Research Institute

PLOS Pathogens, Oct. 2017; R56 AI117675; R56 AI127371; R01 AI114730; R01 AI113047; R01 AI108686


Making Glass Invisible: A Nanoscience-Based Disappearing Act

Glare-free cell phone screens, ultra-transparent windows, and more efficient solar cells—these are some of the applications that could be enabled by texturing glass surfaces with tiny nanoscale features that reduce surface reflections to nearly zer...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 183901 (2017)


ORNL, City of Oak Ridge Partner on Sensor Project to Capture Trends in Cities

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are partnering with the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to develop UrbanSense, a comprehensive sensor network and real-time visualization platform that helps cities evaluate tren...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Robotics Principles Help Sandia Wave Energy Converters Better Absorb Power of Ocean Waves

Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are working to change that by drawing inspiration from other industries. Sandia’s engineering t...

– Sandia National Laboratories


Wichita State University Student Uses Drone Imaging for Hurricane Relief Effort in Texas

James Balman is an insurance adjuster and a Wichita State University Master of Innovation Design (MID) student contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He is an independent adjuster, contracted by a variety of insurance agencies to help asses...

– Wichita State University


Room-Cleaning Robots Use UV Radiation to Zap Microorganisms

Germ-killing robots are being enlisted to further safeguard Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) patients from health care-associated infections.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


The Human Dimensions of Water

Water is the driving force of all nature, but how do people react when an area begins to run out of water? Martina Angela Caretta, assistant professor of geography at West Virginia University, seeks to answer that question in a report she co-authored...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


UAH Engineers Create “Digital Twin” to Improve Cubesat’s Mission Success

Ph.D. student Garima Bhatia and assistant professor Dr. Bryan Mesmer, both in UAH’s Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, are helping ensure the success of a joint NASA-Brazil mission by creating a digital twin ...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites; 31st; 5-10 Aug. 2017; Logan, UT;


Research Team Creates Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator

Senior Nicholas Bieno is teaming up with Professor of Engineering Brian Johns to create a virtual reality surgical simulator for a procedure that repairs hip fractures.

– Cornell College

SciWire Policy and Public Affairs


ATS Objects to the EPA’s Move to Silence the Input of Scientists

Today the EPA announced a new policy regarding who can serve on the agency’s scientific advisory boards. In earlier comments, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had questioned the “independence, and the veracity and the transparency of those recommen...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

SciWire Announcements


Stephen Munk Appointed Deputy Director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute

Stephen Munk has joined the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University as deputy director, science and technology. In this role, Munk will focus on the strategic, business and technical operations of Arizona’s largest single largest bioscience...

– Arizona State University (ASU)


U-M Ranks 8th in US for Research Output

A new ranking shows the research strength of the University of Michigan in the natural sciences, placing it in the top 10 of American institutions for producing articles in the most selective science publications. Among publicly funded institutions, ...

– University of Michigan

Nature Index


New Turnout Ensemble Aims to Reduce Firefighter Cancer Risk

A new suite of personal protective equipment (PPE) may provide additional protection for firefighters from exposure to carcinogenic vapors and particulate matter at incident sites.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Finding Life and Dark Matter in Nevada's Hot Springs

UNLV professor studying microorganisms in a Nevada hot spring; the results could help evaluate whether extraterrestrial life exists.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


University of Maryland Joins International Phytobiomes Alliance

The University of Maryland (UMD) has joined the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research, both organizations announced today

– International Phytobiomes Alliance


ORNL’s DelCul, Wirth Named American Nuclear Society Fellows

Two researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Nuclear Society, a professional society that promotes the advancement and awareness of nuclear science and technology.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Tisch Cancer Institute Director Ramon Parsons Awarded $6.7 Million for Research on Cancer-Causing Gene Mutated in Cancers with the Least Treatment Options

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD, the prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award, granting him $6.7 million over seven years for research into the tumor-suppressing functions of the PTEN gene, which he discovered...

– Mount Sinai Health System

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Johns Hopkins-led Team Aims to Turn Computer Systems into Digital Detectives

Scientists from 10 universities are working together to figure out how computers can learn to sort out the relevant data from loads of video footage, photos, internet communications, telephone records and other material.

– Johns Hopkins University


Join Us LIVE to Talk Critical Infrastructure

Join us for a live Facebook Tech Talk on November 9 at 1 p.m. ET to learn about NPPD and S&T’s roles in securing our nation’s critical infrastructure and how we work to make it more resilient.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Catch a Rising Science Star

Karen Mulfort, a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, was named a 2017 Rising Star by the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society.

– Argonne National Laboratory


Tourassi Named Top Scientist at ORNL’s Annual Awards Night

Georgia Tourassi of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate has received the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory


NSF Cyber Infrastructure Award to Train Local High School Students

NMSU receives NSF cyber infrastructure award to train local high school students.

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

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