Monthly Archives: June 2017

Nagoya University chemists turn metal catalysis on its head for a sustainable future

Nagoya University team used high-valent transition metal catalysts for an unconventional hydrogenation of carboxylic acid groups, common to biomass feedstocks. The high-valent catalysts showed good selectivity under mild conditions. Nagoya…

Plant derivative could help patients reliant on tube feeding

Synesis, a University of Wisconsin–Madison spinoff developing a patented formula for liquid nutrition, is advancing a plant-based additive designed to reduce or eliminate severe side effects of tube feeding. People…

Origami anything

New algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to produce any 3-D structure. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In a 1999 paper, Erik Demaine — now an MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science,…

Rice U. chemists create 3-D printed graphene foam

HOUSTON — Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China’s Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield industrially useful quantities…

New technique makes brain scans better

Boosting quality of patient MRIs could enable large-scale studies of stroke outcome. CAMBRIDGE, MA – People who suffer a stroke often undergo a brain scan at the hospital, allowing doctors…

Levels of Serum Amyloid A in Bone Sarcomas Patients: Indicator of Tumor Malignancy?

In a recent study published in Electrophoresis, University of Malaya’s researchers found significant correlation between increased levels of serum amyloid A (SAA) in patients with three different bone sarcomas: pleomorphic…

M–ARGO

ESA has designed its first stand-alone CubeSat mission for deep space – aimed at targeting a little- known class of asteroid: small in size and rapidly spinning. Studied in the…

Researchers discover new species of crab within the Qatar Marine Zone

A team at Qatar University has discovered a new species of crab during an exploration trip on the research vessel Janan. The trip aimed to investigate marine benthic biodiversity within…

Shrinking data for surgical training

Technique that reduces video files to one-tenth their initial size enables speedy analysis of laparoscopic procedures. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which a fiber-optic camera is inserted…

Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

Modular, off-grid desalination technology could supply families, towns HOUSTON – A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone…

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