Chemistry

How Trans Fats Assist Cell Death

Sendai, Japan — Tohoku University researchers in Japan have uncovered a molecular link between some trans fats and a variety of disorders, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Their...

Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

Linköping, Sweden — For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. The breakthrough was enabled by a new composite...

A Molecule That Directs Neurons

Trento TN, Italy — The habenula is a small region at the centre of the brain, but is crucial for people’s lives. It is made up of groups of nerve cells that control the “neurotransmitters”...

Building a Better Botox

Boston, MA — Botulinum toxins — a.k.a. botox — have a variety of uses in medicine: to treat muscle overactivity in overactive bladder, to correct misalignment of the eyes in strabismus,...

Supercomputers Drive Ion Transport Research

Austin, TX — For a long time, nothing. Then all of a sudden, something. Wonderful things in nature can burst on the scene after long periods of dullness — rare events such as protein folding,...

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