Carnegie Mellon researchers probe hydrogen bonds using new technique

Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. The technique could lead to the development of better catalysts for use in a wide range of fields. The findings were published as a […]

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Modest increases indicate ongoing job growth for Americans with disabilities

nTIDE November 2018 Jobs Report: Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire — featuring a call to action honoring the legacy of President Bush Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ – December 7, 2018 – Americans with disabilities saw modest job gains in November, indicating the continuation of an upward trend, according to today’s National […]

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Planning processes for Chicago’s 606 Trail spawned gentrification, study finds

Credit: L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When nonprofit groups coordinate large green infrastructure projects such as Chicago’s 606 Trail, the risks of gentrification multiply significantly due to the fragmentation that occurs among nonprofits, government agencies and housing organizations, according to a new case study of the trail. In a paper published in the journal […]

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Researchers evaluate pMSCs sheets for engineered repair and regeneration of heart tissue

Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, December 7, 2018–The placenta offers an abundant source of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs), which a new study has shown can readily form cell sheets that could be implanted in children with congenital heart defects and offer benefits for heart repair and regeneration compared to commonly […]

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News about a plant hormone

Credit: Dirk Becker Jasmonic acid is not just the aromatic odor of the plant Jasminum grandiflorum used in cosmetics and perfume industries. Plants wounded by e.g. chewing herbivores produce jasmonic acid as a defense signal, as a phytohormone to mount their defense responses – this includes for example the formation of toxic substances. They even […]

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Fog computing: like cloud computing, but closer to you

University of Arizona-led research into 5G networks allows for remote surgery, autonomous vehicles and ever-faster processing speeds Credit: University of Arizona If you have a cellphone, you’ve probably heard the terms “3G,” “4G” and maybe even “5G.” They’re all generations, or Gs, of cellular systems, ranging from the very first analog cellphones, which ran on […]

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Visualizing vitals through video

Researchers receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to capture vital signs via video Credit: Penn State As biometric systems — technologies which measure biological information to identify a person — continue to advance, their potential impact on health care capabilities surge. Via tools such as fingerprint recognition, face recognition, iris and retina […]

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VCU researchers test effectiveness of anti-opioid vaccine

Credit: VCU Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. The vaccine is meant to block the effects of heroin and fentanyl in patients with opioid use disorder. The methodology of VCU’s preclinical tests was recently featured in the journal Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. […]

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Kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury suitable for transplant

Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine Organ procurement teams are sometimes leery of accepting kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury (AKI), fearing they will harm the recipients. However, a national study chaired by a Johns Hopkins kidney specialist suggests these fears may be unfounded. In medical chart reviews of 2,430 kidneys transplanted from 1,298 donors–585 […]

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