Latest News Releases 14 September
In a new study, Scott Sayres and Jacob Garcia, researchers at ASU’s Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery and ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences, use mass spectroscopy and ultrafast laser pulses to interrogate chromium oxides in unprecedented detail. “Chromium oxides are known to have really exciting magnetic and electronic properties,” says Sayres. “They're a very unique material that's poorly understood at the molecular level.” One of the surprising findings of the current study is that adding oxygen atoms to chromium compounds increases their metallic properties and these alterations can be very precisely controlled.
- Journal of the American Chemical Society
Raymond Bradley, Distinguished Professor Of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will lead a team of researchers to Peary Land, Greenland’s northernmost region with one of the earth’s harshest climates, to discover how humans settled and survived there beginning 4,500 years ago, thanks to a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The new findings offer important insights into how and why the plaques form and may explain why genes associated with cholesterol have been linked to increased risk for Alzheimer’s.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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A growing number of Americans can name the branches of government and the freedoms under the First Amendment though many still misunderstand basic facts about how government works, according to the 2021 Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey.
Global light pollution has increased by at least 49% over 25 years, new research shows.
- Remote Sensing
Climate change may erode frogs’ ability to withstand road salt pollution, according to researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
- Frontiers in Zoology
In a new article published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report that patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors have a higher self-reported quality of life than patients treated with other types of therapy.
- NIH/National Cancer Institute
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Researchers from the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat–Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter – have conceived and realized a new quantum material: "Indenene". Consisting of a single layer of the chemical element Indium, indenene enriches the family of the so-called topological insulators. The triangular lattice behind its tailor-made materials-design concept is not only novel in the context of topological quantum materials but it also offers important advantages for future applications. Ever since the discovery of the first topological insulator this class of materials has been attributed enormous potential for the development of future electronics going beyond state-of-the-art technology. and possibly even for the realization of quantum computers. The study reporting the design and characterization of Indenene has just appeared in the journal Nature Communications.
- Nature Communications
‘Friendly’ bacteria are engineered with a customizable and responsive protein injection system. The 'friendly' bacteria inject toxins into the 'bad' bacteria and cause their demise. This technological breakthrough is adapted to attacking and neutralizing various bacteria and may be used in the future for creating probiotic bacteria that act as a biological replacement for antibiotics, whose efficacy is on the decline.
- EMBO Reports
Scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry, NCU have proposed a new, purely theoretical approach to a description of a new promising process which would allow withdrawing energy previously stored in nuclear isomeric states "on demand". The paper discussing the issue has just been published in a prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters.
- Physical Review Letters