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New graphene ‘nanomesh’ could change the future of electronics

February 25, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Wileen Wong Kromhout wwkromhout@support.ucla.edu 310-206-0540 University of California – Los Angeles Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of a carbon lattice with a honeycomb structure, has great potential for use in radios, computers, phones and other electronic devices. But applications have been stymied because the semi-…


The mathematics behind a good night’s sleep

February 25, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Gabrielle DeMarco demarg@rpi.edu 518-495-5488 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, N.Y. – Why can’t I fall asleep? Will this new medication keep me up all night? Can I sleep off this cold? Despite decades of research, answers to these basic questions about one of our most essential bodily functions remain exceptionally difficult …


Neutrons poised to play big role in future scientific advances

February 24, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society Subatomic particles called neutrons are poised to play a big role in fighting HIV, slowing global warming, and improving manufacturing processes. The reason: They are the focus of a process called neutron scattering that provides unprecedented ways to study the …


Efficient identification of potential drug candidates

February 24, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Prof. Dieter Braun 49-892-180-2317 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Efficient identification of drug candidates The search for new therapeutic agents is time-consuming and expensive. Pharmaceutical companies may have to screen thousands of compounds for the ability to bind a target molecule before they hit upon a promising drug candidate. A group of B…


New photonic material may facilitate all-optical switching and computing

February 23, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: John Toon jtoon@gatech.edu 404-894-6986 Georgia Institute of Technology Research News Designing molecules A class of molecules whose size, structure and chemical composition have been optimized for photonic use could provide the demanding combination of properties needed to serve as the foundation for …


Stressed nanomaterials display unexpected movement

February 23, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Phil Sneiderman prs@jhu.edu 443-287-9960 Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that, under the right conditions, newly developed nanocrystalline materials exhibit surprising activity in the tiny spaces between the geometric clusters of atoms called nanocrystals from which they are made. This finding, detailed …


Brown physicist discovers odd, fluctuating magnetic waves

February 23, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Richard Lewis Richard_Lewis@Brown.edu 401-863-3766 Brown University PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – At the quantum level, the forces of magnetism and superconductivity exist in an uneasy relationship. Superconducting materials repel a magnetic field, so to create a superconducting current, the ma…

PhRMA Statement on Health Care Reform

February 22, 2010
biotech

PhRMA Statement on Health Care Reform


OPKO to collaborate with Mexican researchers

February 22, 2010
biotech

OPKO Health, Inc. today announced the signing of a letter of intent to collaborate with the Centro de Investigaci├│n y …Click Here to Read More


U. of Colorado scientists create tiny RNA molecule with big implications for life’s origins

February 22, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Michael Yarus yarus@colorado.edu 303-492-8376 University of Colorado at Boulder An extremely small RNA molecule created by a University of Colorado at Boulder team can catalyze a key reaction needed to synthesize proteins, the building blocks of life. The findings could be a substantial step toward understanding “the very o…