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The Human Body's Golden Gate to Iron Traffic

New findings could change how iron metabolism in the human body is understood, and open new horizons for research and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.
18-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brittle Starfish Shows How to Make Tough Ceramics

A coral reef-dwelling starfish that creates highly resistant lenses from chalk has given an international team of researchers a biostrategy that could lead to new ways for toughening brittle ceramics in applications including optical lenses,...
6-Dec-2017 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lessons from Marine Sponges Could Lead to Novel Glass Technology

Israeli and German scientists have uncovered some clues about the abilities of some marine creatures to form glass structures in cold water. The findings could lead to nature-inspired recipes for creating novel glass technologies at room temperature.
7-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What Do Your Eyes Say? Device Can Diagnose Diseases Based on Eyelid Motion

Some say the eyes are a window to the soul. Now, thanks to researchers at the Technion, the eyes (or at least the motion of a person's eyelids) can also be used to diagnose eye diseases and neurologically expressed diseases, including Parkinson’s...
2-Oct-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

De-Jargonizing Program Helps Decode Science Speak

Science is fascinating to many, but sentences about research full of expert-level terms and descriptions can scare away even the most passionate audiences. Now, scientists have created a free, scientist-friendly “De-Jargonizer” they hope will...
10-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery Could Lead to Ways for Decreasing Metastatic Disease

An international research team has discovered a central mechanism that accelerates the development of metastases after surgery for cancerous tumors in the abdominal area. This study provides a possible treatment modality for cancer patients that can...
18-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Technion and Toronto Researchers Aim to See the Night in a New Light

A new technology provides a new understanding of the nighttime landscape based upon the flicker of electric lights. Applications could include monitoring light pollution and power grid output and fluctuations, and the estimation of nighttime air...
13-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gold Remembers: "Shape Memory" Effect Demonstrated in Gold Particles

Researchers have demonstrated shape memory and self-healing in gold microparticles. It could one day lead to self-repairing micro- and nano-robots; mechanically stable, damage-tolerant devices; and targeted drug delivery.
7-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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