Vienna, Austria (Scicasts) – Harnessing the unique features of the quantum world promises a dramatic speed-up in information processing as compared to the fastest classical machines.
Copenhagen, Denmark (Scicasts) – From microscopes to MRI scanners, imaging technology is growing ever more vital in the world's hospitals, whether for the diagnosis of illness or for research into new cures.
East Lansing, MI (Scicasts) – Researchers at Michigan State University have identified a test that can determine which children with malaria are likely to develop cerebral malaria, a much more life-threatening form of the disease.
Walnut Creek, CA (Scicasts) – The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) is among the world leaders in sequencing the genomes of microbes, focusing on their potential applications in the fields of bioenergy and environment.
Raleigh, NC (Scicasts) – In a promising development for diabetes treatment, researchers have developed a network of nanoscale particles that can be injected into the body and release insulin when blood-sugar levels rise, maintaining normal blood sugar levels for more than a week in animal-based laboratory tests.
Buffalo, NY (Scicasts) – According to new University at Buffalo research, a protein complex found in human breast milk can help reverse the antibiotic resistance of bacterial species that cause dangerous pneumonia and staph infections.
Norwich, UK (Scicasts) – Scientists from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) on the Norwich Research Park have been test-driving a prototype instrument that promises to revolutionize access to a potent laboratory analysis technique called NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance).
Japan (Scicasts) – Metal elements and molecules interact in the body but visualizing them together has always been a challenge.
West Lafayette, IN (Scicasts) – Researchers have found a way to see synthetic nanostructures and molecules using a new type of super-resolution optical microscopy that does not require fluorescent dyes, representing a practical tool for biomedical and nanotechnology research.
Berkeley, CA (Scicasts) – A dramatic leap forward in the ability of scientists to study the structural states of macromolecules such as proteins and nanoparticles in solution has been achieved by a pair of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
West Lafayette, IN (Scicasts) – Researchers have married two biological imaging technologies, creating a new way to learn how good cells go bad.
Roanoke, VA (Scicasts) – The macroscopic effects of certain nanoparticles on human health have long been clear to the naked eye. What scientists have lacked is the ability to see the detailed movements of individual particles that give rise to those effects. [Video]
Singapore (Scicasts) – The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a supplier of molecular diagnostic tools, announced the launch of VereTrop, a biochip that can identify 13 different major tropical diseases from a single blood sample.
Heidelberg, Germany (Scicasts) – Resistive memory cells (ReRAM) are regarded as a promising solution for future generations of computer memories. They will dramatically reduce the energy consumption of modern IT systems while significantly increasing their performance.
London, UK (Scicasts) – Microwave imaging can be used to monitor how well treatment for breast cancer is working, finds new research. Microwave tomography was able to distinguish between breast cancer, benign growths, and normal tissue.
St. Louis, MO (Scicasts) – An investigational treatment for an inherited form of Lou Gehrig's disease has passed an early phase clinical trial for safety, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital report.