Category Archives: Research News

Sprawling galaxy cluster found hiding in plain sight

MIT scientists have uncovered a sprawling new galaxy cluster hiding in plain sight. The cluster, which sits a mere 2.4 billion light years from Earth, is made up of hundreds of individual galaxies and surrounds an extremely active supermassive black hole, or quasar.

Mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery

How many fragments did you make? If the answer is three or more, pull out another stick and try again. Can you break the noodle in two? If not, you’re in very good company.

Particles pull last drops of oil from well water

The research is detailed in a paper in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.

PolyU develops novel self-fitting scaffold for bone regeneration

Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have designed and fabricated a high performing self-fitting bone scaffold by combining a shape memory foam and hydroxyapatite (the principal mineral component of bone tissue).

Kidney cancer’s developmental source revealed

Reported in the journal Science, this study could lead to the development of completely new methods of treating kidney cancers, which could persuade the cancerous cells to develop in specific ways into safer cells.

A stent-free future for common cardiovascular ailments

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Ohio State University College of Medicine believe they’ve found a better strategy than stents for maintaining open blood vessels in the wake of surgeries such as angioplasties or bypasses.