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Newswise: Platinum-Graphene Atomically-thin Fuel Cell Catalysts Show Superior Stability Over Bulk Platinum

Article ID: 719187

Platinum-Graphene Atomically-thin Fuel Cell Catalysts Show Superior Stability Over Bulk Platinum

Georgia Institute of Technology

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity, according to a study published recently by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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18-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719125

Shape-Shifting Robot Built from “Smarticles” Shows New Locomotion Strategy

Georgia Institute of Technology

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles” to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.

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17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Wayne State leading efforts to alleviate fatbergs

Article ID: 719209

Wayne State leading efforts to alleviate fatbergs

Wayne State University Division of Research

Worldwide, the occurrence of large-scale sewer blockages caused by the massive buildup of discarded fats, oils and greases (FOGs) is on the rise. The problem is getting more severe as solid waste products such as paper towels, sanitary products and wipes are flushed down toilets. The combination of FOGs with the waste paper products can be dangerous and environmentally caustic.

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18-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719204

Study: Obesity Associated with Abnormal Bowel Habits – Not Diet

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center demonstrated for the first time that a strong association between obesity and chronic diarrhea is not driven by diet or physical activity. The findings could have important implications for how physicians might approach and treat symptoms of diarrhea in patients with obesity differently.

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18-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Supercomputer Simulations Help Optimize Floating Wind Farms

Article ID: 719200

Supercomputer Simulations Help Optimize Floating Wind Farms

University of California San Diego

The Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Stampede2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) were used to perform simulations that showed how floating turbine wakes are very similar those of fixed-bottom turbines, except that floating turbine wakes are deflected upward and have slightly stronger turbulence at the edge of their wakes.

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18-Sep-2019 11:45 AM EDT
Newswise: Johns Hopkins Researchers ID Compound That Could Play A Novel Role In Halting Pancreatic Cancer Progression

Article ID: 719106

Johns Hopkins Researchers ID Compound That Could Play A Novel Role In Halting Pancreatic Cancer Progression

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In early test tube and mouse studies, investigators at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have found that nonmuscle myosin IIC (MYH14), a protein activated in response to mechanical stress, helps promote metastatic behavior in pancreatic cancer cells, and that the compound 4-hydroxyacetophenone (4-HAP), known to stiffen myosin IIC-containing cells, can send it into overdrive, overwhelming the ability of cells to invade nearby tissue.

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18-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Exploding shells boost immune response to brain cancer

Article ID: 719150

Exploding shells boost immune response to brain cancer

University of California San Diego

Researchers at the University of California San Diego figured out a way to combine FDA-approved ultrasound with engineered glass particles to boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy in glioblastomas.

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17-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Article ID: 719143

Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Tufts University

New study suggests the gut microbiome has a role in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults. Researchers found differences in bacterial profiles of older adults with high and low physical function, bacterial and strength differences in mice colonized with fecal samples from the adults.

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17-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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