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…