Monthly Archives: October 2017

Sulfur respiration in mammals

A common sulfur metabolite having antioxidant activity appears to be formed with the help of an enzyme found in mitochondria, highlighting a potential area of research for future treatments of…

Ariane 6’s Vulcain engine set for first firing

A Vulcain rocket engine recently arrived in Germany ahead of its first test firing in December to demonstrate new capabilities and technologies developed for Ariane 6. The Vulcain 2.1 will…

3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers

Printed nozzle system could make uniform, versatile fibers at much lower cost.  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue…

Potential Cancer Treatment Breakthrough with Nanoporous Acupuncture Needles

Researchers in Korea pioneers new medical market development with needles using nanotechnology. DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) announced that Professor Su-Il In’s research team from the department…

How impatience guides financial behavior

Long-term states of mind can affect short-term financial decisions. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Imagine you are receiving a refund payment from the federal government. Are you going to spend it right away…

UW researchers discover an evolutionary stepping stone to beet-red beets

The color red is splashed across gardens, forests and farms, attracting pollinators with bright hues, signaling ripe fruit and delighting vegetable and flower gardeners alike. But if you put a…