HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency

Credit: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Like memories in computers, quantum memories are essential components for quantum computers – a new generation of data processors that obey quantum mechanics laws and can...

New insights into how vitamin D affects immune system

Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D is produced by the body in response to sunlight and...

Horizon Europe Scheme Gets EU Parliament Approval

The proposed Horizon Europe research funding scheme, the new Horizon 2020, has had approval from the EU parliament to launch in 2021. Since 2014, the EU research initiative Horizon 2020 has been providing funding for...

Learning Chemistry helps one understand the world better. Through his knowledge of basic Chemistry, one can understands common chemical reactions like detergent working better in hot water or salt dissolving in water...

Novel serum biomarkers to detect NAFLD-related fibrosis

With an estimated 25% of people worldwide affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), there is a large unmet need for accurate, noninvasive measures to enhance early diagnosis and screening of hepatic fibrosis. A...

Rapid, AI-Powered Genetic Disease Diagnosis for Critically Ill Infants

The researchers at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) are known for working quickly. In February of last year, they broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest diagnosis through whole genome sequencing,...

UK Scientists Engineer Cell Membrane for Long-Lasting Cell Therapy

Scientists at the University of Bristol, UK, have made a cell therapy that produces a glue-like hydrogel, which could make stem cells last for longer in the body and help wound healing in conditions...

PTSD Diagnosed through Voice Analysis Using AI

Scientists in the United States have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, or classifier, that can diagnose posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices. Tests showed that the new tool could...

New book on restriction enzymes from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Credit: Courtesy of Bayer. Cold Spring Harbor, NY– Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) announced the release of Restriction Enzymes: A History, available on its website in...

Comfort Food with a Side of Stress Supersizes Weight Gain

Some of us lose our appetites when under stress, whereas some of us might overeat. Whichever tendency we show, when the pressure is on we’re likely to pick high-sugar, high-fat “comfort” foods. Rodent studies...

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