Carbon nanotubes show a love/hate relationship with water
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Low-cost, portable system takes OCT beyond ophthalmology
New research reveals that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a coating can both repel and hold water in place, a useful property for applications like printing, spectroscopy, water transport, or harvesting surfaces. When water is dropped on a CNT forest, the CNTs repel the water, and it forms a sphere. However, when flipped over, the drop does not fall to the ground but rather clings to the surface.
Is virtual reality the next big thing in art therapy?
Researchers have developed a way to perform optical coherence tomography (OCT) in hard-to-reach areas of the body such as joints. The advance could help bring this high-resolution biomedical imaging technique to new surgical and medical applications.
leukemia diagnostics: AI-driven single blood cell classification
Researchers have conducted a study to see if virtual reality can be used as an expressive tool in art therapy.
At the heart of regeneration: Scientists reveal a new frontier in cardiac research
For the first time, researchers show that deep learning algorithms perform similar to human experts when classifying blood samples from patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Their proof of concept study paves the way for an automated, standardized and on-hand sample analysis in the near future.
Scientists advance citrus greening research efforts
Researchers uncover mechanisms in zebrafish heart regeneration that could lead to better treatments for babies in need of heart repair.
More Americans struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep
To facilitate the scientific community's ability to use L. crescens in citrus greening research, scientists have published an article that outlines, step-by-step, highly reproducible and detailed protocols that they have standardized for culturing L. crescens.
With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen
If you have trouble sleeping, you're not alone. New research finds more Americans have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. The difficulties were most prevalent in people with healthy sleep length.
New pathways in brain's amygdala
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly above the surface of Gale Crater on Mars.
Innovations in treatment of traumatic injuries with severe bleeding are saving lives
Researchers are pioneering an innovative brain study that sheds light on how the amygdala portion of the brain functions and could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
Last Arctic ice refuge is disappearing
Deaths from severe bleeding after major trauma have been reduced by 40% over the last decade through a program of research and innovation.
New exploration method for geothermal energy
The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new research.
Knowledge of the origin of the food makes it taste better
Where to drill? This is the basic question in the exploration of underground energy resources, such as geothermal energy. A research team presents a new method for locating potential drilling sites that are covered by water. The new approach combines bathymetry measurements with geochemical profiles.
Epigenetic pathway controls social behavior in carpenter ants
Food we are familiar with tastes the best, but if we know where the food comes from and how it is made, it actually gets better, even if we don't think the taste is spot on.
Spray painting fiber bandages onto wounds
Researchers discovered that a protein called CoRest, a neural repressor that is also found in humans, plays a central role in determining the social behavior of ants. The study also revealed that worker ants called Majors, known as 'brawny' soldiers that protect colonies, can be reprogrammed to perform the foraging role -- generally reserved for their sisters, the Minor ants -- up to five days after they emerge as an adult ant.
Complementary and alternative therapies to treat colic in babies
Researchers have developed a portable electrospinning device with a confined electric field that can safely deposit bandages and drugs directly onto biological surfaces, using air to spray the fibers out onto the surface, like a can of spray paint. The device can be used to cover wounds and provide controlled drug release over time.
Protein could offer therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer
A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to treat babies with colic has shown some that some treatments -- including probiotics, fennel extract and spinal manipulation -- do appear to help, but that overall the evidence on the use of these therapies is limited so should be treated with caution.
Scientists shed new light on neural processes behind learning and motor behaviors
A protein that drives growth of pancreatic cancer, and which could be a target for new treatments, has been identified.
Robots appear more persuasive when pretending to be human
Researchers have provided new insight into the neural processes behind movement and learning behaviors, according to a new study.
New home-based app to better monitor Parkinson's disease
Recent technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence have made it possible for machines, or bots, to pass as humans. A team of researchers studied study how people interact with bots they believe to be human, and how such interactions are affected once bots reveal their identity. The researchers found that bots are more efficient than humans at certain human-machine interactions, but only if they are allowed to hide their non-human nature.
Defining a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease
In order to optimally treat motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), it is necessary to have a good understanding of their severity and daily fluctuations. A report describes how a new app, SleepFit, could be a useful tool in routine clinical practice to monitor motor symptoms and facilitate specific symptom-oriented follow-up.
Applying biodiversity conservation research in practice
Scientists have identified Cav2.3 as a new target for a promising specific therapy.
Superconducting wind turbine chalks up first test success
One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But what is holding us back from putting conservation research into practice?
Magnetic tuning at the nanoscale
A superconducting rotor has been successfully tested on an active wind turbine for the first time. The researchers designed, developed, manufactured a full-size superconducting generator for a 3.6 megawatt wind turbine, and field-tested it.
Esports gamers face same level of psychological pressure as pro-athletes
Physicists are working to produce engineered magnetic nanostructures and to tailor material properties at the nanoscale. The scientists use a special microscope to achieve this goal. This microscope's ultrathin ion beam is capable of producing stable, periodically arranged nanomagnets in a sample material. The device can also be used to optimize the magnetic properties of carbon nanotubes.
Videogamers competing in major esports tournaments are under as much pressure and stress as professional athletes. In the first study of its kind, scientists examined the psychological challengers encountered by elite esports competitors and found players exhibited 51 different stress factors.