Researchers have identified an important enzyme pathway that helps prevent new cells from receiving too many or too few chromosomes, a condition that has been directly linked to cancer and other diseases.
To accelerate clock-gene discovery, investigators are using a computer-assisted approach to identify and rank candidate clock components. The approach found a new core clock gene.
A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been spotted by the X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission. This is the first time such a pair have been seen in an ordinary galaxy. They were discovered because they ripped apart a star when the space observatory happened to be looking in their direction.
By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost. The device capitalizes on the synergy brought by mixing graphene flakes with single-walled carbon nanotubes, two carbon nanostructures with complementary properties.
Scientists have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they’re still in the ground.
A new study has found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision. This discovery could have ramifications for everything from traffic signs to software interface design.
A mineralogy researcher has discovered a new mineral that is unique in structure and composition among the world's 4,000 known mineral species.
A scientist is experimenting with "crumb" rubber— ground up tires of different-sized particles— to improve the rubberized road materials that a number of states are already using to enhance aging asphalt.
Just asking ourselves whether we will engage in sustainable shopping behavior can increase the likelihood of following through— especially when there's an audience.
An injectable sensor that enables long-term monitoring of oxygen levels could aid cancer diagnosis and treatment. Using this kind of sensor, doctors may be able to better determine radiation doses and monitor whether treatments are having the desired effect.
Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits. The tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work.
The FDA has unveiled a proposal designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases and debilitating conditions.
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck without any symptoms may be linked to problems in learning, memory, thinking and decision-making.
Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule. Now, an assistant professor of chemical engineering has done just that, thereby taking us one step closer to nanoscale circuitry.
LEDs have the potential to be used for both indoor lighting applications and in wound healing therapy, taking the place of lasers, according to research.
A geostatistical approach for studying environmental conditions in stream networks and landscapes has been successfully applied at a valley-wide scale to assess headwater stream chemistry at high resolution, revealing unexpected patterns in natural chemical components.