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Newswise: Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection
Released: 8-Apr-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri S&T. The researchers used nanotechnology in biomedical diagnostics – a process called nanodiagnostics – to create a new, ultrasensitive DNA biosensor. The new sensor could potentially detect DNA-based biomarkers for early diagnosis of cancer and genetic disorders, as well as monitor patient responses to therapies.

Newswise: Unwinding the mystery of degraded reel-to-reel tapes
Released: 8-Apr-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Unwinding the mystery of degraded reel-to-reel tapes
American Chemical Society (ACS)

As reel-to-reel tapes make a comeback among audio buffs, scientists are unraveling the secret of why some decades-old tapes are unplayable, while others retain their original superb audio fidelity. The researchers are presenting their results through ACS SciMeetings online platform.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
The four horsemen of the COVID-19 pandemic
Singapore University of Technology and Design

It is clear that we must prioritize identifying and alleviating the conditions that made the Covid-19 pandemic possible.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Fiber science and apparel design researchers work to improve protective gear
Cornell University

Cornell researchers in fiber science and apparel design are putting their knowledge and energies into keeping health care personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming patients themselves.

Newswise: A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp
Released: 2-Apr-2020 2:30 PM EDT
A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane and stretching it on a tiny apparatus flipped it from a conducting to an insulating state and changed its magnetic properties. The technique can be used to study and design a broad range of materials for use in things like sensors and detectors.

Newswise: Story Tips: Molding matter atom by atom and seeing inside uranium particles
Released: 2-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Story Tips: Molding matter atom by atom and seeing inside uranium particles
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Story Tips: Molding matter atom by atom and seeing inside uranium particles, from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Newswise: Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor
30-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists studying high-Tc superconductors at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have definitive evidence for the existence of a state of matter known as a pair density wave--first predicted by theorists some 50 years ago. Their results show that this phase coexists with superconductivity in a well-known bismuth-based copper-oxide superconductor.

Newswise: Get a Grip - Enhancing Hoist Rescue Gloves for Aerial Rescue
Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Get a Grip - Enhancing Hoist Rescue Gloves for Aerial Rescue
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Rescue helicopter hoist operators wear gloves to protect the hand that guides the hoist cable during rescue descents and ascents.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 11:20 AM EDT
New electrically activated material could improve braille readers
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers now report an improved material that could take braille displays to the next level, allowing those who are blind or who have low vision to more easily understand text and images, while lowering cost.

Newswise: DePaul University faculty, students use 3D printers to make face shields, face mask covers
Released: 27-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EDT
DePaul University faculty, students use 3D printers to make face shields, face mask covers
DePaul University

Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients across the nation are facing a critical shortage of personal protection equipment, especially face shields and respiratory N95 face masks. DePaul University faculty and students are answering the call by using 3D printers to manufacture these much-needed supplies for hospitals in Illinois.


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