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Pathway signatures in lung and liver fibrosis and glaucoma may play a role in aging Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Scientists utilized the new software tool, Regeneration Intelligence, to evaluate the perturbation status of signaling pathways. The new system aimed to identify robust biomarkers of fibrotic disease and develop effective targeted therapies.

NSF commits $35 million to improve scientific software Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(National Science Foundation) Scientists increasingly rely on computers to gain insights about the world through simulations, data analytics or visualizations that use scientific software. Today, the National Science Foundation announced two major awards to establish Scientific Software Innovation Institutes. The awards, totaling $35 million over five years, will support the Molecular Sciences Software Institute and the Science Gateways Community Institute, both of which will serve as long-term hubs for scientific ...

NASA infrared imagery shows new tropical depression coming together Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 06W appeared to be consolidating and coming together in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite. The storm formed east of the Philippines in the Philippine Sea on July 29, 2016.

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes. Using an industry-standard semiconductor growth technique, they have created gallium nitride cubic crystals grown on a silicon substrate that are capable of producing powerful green light for advanced solid-state lighting.

Scientists find a way of acquiring graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Scientists from our university have found a way to acquire 2-D graphene-like layers of various salts. Because to the unique properties of two-dimensional materials, thisĀ opens up great prospects for nanoelectronics.Using computer modeling they have found the exact parameters, under which certain salts undergo graphitization -- rearrangement of atoms in the slab with further decomposition of a crystal into 2-D layers.The received data will soon be used to acquire ...

Flexible building blocks of the future Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A discovery by Tel Aviv University researchers may lead to more close-fitting, comfortable and user-friendly prosthetics.

KAIST develops ultrathin, transparent oxide thin-film transistors for wearable display Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A research team led by Professors Keon Jae Lee and Sang-Hee Ko Park of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed ultrathin and transparent oxide thin-film transistors for an active-matrix backplane of a flexible display by using the inorganic-based laser lift-off method.

MSU to lead multi-university language learning effort Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University will use a three-year $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead a multi-university research project to improve the teaching of less commonly taught languages, or LCTLs.

Triple-therapy patch delivers local treatment, prevents recurrence in colon cancer model Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a hydrogel patch that can adhere to tumors in a preclinical model of colon cancer, delivering a local, combination treatment as the elastic gel breaks down over time.

Inflammatory response to ceramic scaffolds promotes bone regeneration Friday July 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Drexel University) Drexel University researchers have identified how inflammation, when precisely controlled, is crucial to bone repair.

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