Category Archives: Research News

“Growing” molecules on plates”

Thousands of potentially bioactive molecules can be made rapidly by mixing 20 or so building blocks together. Researchers at ETH-Zürich (Switzerland) and the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (Japan) have developed…

Sun-powered desalination for villages in India

Off-grid communities with salty groundwater could get potable water through a proposed solar technique. MIT News– Around the world, there is more salty groundwater than fresh, drinkable groundwater. For example,…

Should scientists handle retractions differently? 

Study: Retracted papers needlessly stigmatize and jeopardize solid research in related fields. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It is one of the highest-profile cases of scientific fraud in memory: In 2005, South Korean…