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Newswise: While Promoting Diseases Like Cancer, These Enzymes Also Cannibalize Each Other
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    20-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST

While Promoting Diseases Like Cancer, These Enzymes Also Cannibalize Each Other

Georgia Institute of Technology

In diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, and sickle cell anemia, cathepsins promote their propagation. Drug trials to inhibit these enzymes have failed due to baffling side effects. Now a new study examines cathepsins in systems to remove some of the bafflement.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Blood, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceuticals,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
Newswise: $25 Million Project Will Advance DNA-Based Archival Data Storage

$25 Million Project Will Advance DNA-Based Archival Data Storage

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s (IARPA) Molecular Information Storage (MIST) program has awarded a multi-phase contract worth up to $25 million to develop scalable DNA-based molecular storage techniques. The goal of the project is to use DNA as the basis for deployable storage technologies that can eventually scale into the exabyte regime and beyond with reduced physical footprint, power and cost requirements.

Channels: Biotech, Engineering, Genetics, Technology,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Leviathan Polymer Brush Made With E. coli Holds Bacteria at Bay

Leviathan Polymer Brush Made With E. coli Holds Bacteria at Bay

Georgia Institute of Technology

A lab accident produced a monster of a polymer brush, an emerging biocompatible material that staves off bacteria while coating and lubricating.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Nature (journal),

Released:
13-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Scientists Transform a BBQ Lighter Into a High-Tech Lab Device
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    10-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST

Scientists Transform a BBQ Lighter Into a High-Tech Lab Device

Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers have devised a straightforward technique for building a laboratory device known as an electroporator – which applies a jolt of electricity to temporarily open cell walls – from inexpensive components, including a piezoelectric crystal taken from a butane lighter.

Channels: Cell Biology, Chemistry, Energy, Engineering, Physics, National Institutes of Health (NIH), PLOS ONE, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 9:40 AM EST
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Newswise: Laser Pulse Creates Frequency Doubling in Amorphous Dielectric Material

Laser Pulse Creates Frequency Doubling in Amorphous Dielectric Material

Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers have demonstrated a new all-optical technique for creating robust second-order nonlinear effects in materials that don’t normally support them. Using a laser pulse fired at an array of gold triangles on a titanium dioxide (TiO2) slab, the researchers created excited electrons that briefly doubled the frequency of a beam from a second laser as it bounced off the amorphous TiO2 slab.

Channels: All Journal News, Nanotechnology, Technology, Grant Funded News,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 3:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Moths and Perhaps Other Animals Rely on Precise Timing of Neural Spikes

Moths and Perhaps Other Animals Rely on Precise Timing of Neural Spikes

Georgia Institute of Technology

Extracting nectar from flowers that may be dancing in the wind requires precise, millisecond timing between the brain and muscles. By capturing and analyzing nearly all of the brain signals sent to the wing muscles of hawk moths (Manduca sexta), which feed on such nectar, researchers have shown that precise timing within rapid sequences of neural signal spikes is essential to controlling the flight muscles necessary for the moths to eat.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Science, Nature, Wildlife, Grant Funded News,

Released:
16-Dec-2019 7:05 PM EST
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Tiny Magnetic Particles Enable New Material to Bend, Twist, and Grab

Georgia Institute of Technology

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University has developed a soft polymer material, called magnetic shape memory polymer, that uses magnetic fields to transform into a variety of shapes. The material could enable a range of new applications from antennas that change frequencies on the fly to gripper arms for delicate or heavy objects.

Channels: All Journal News, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Technology, Grant Funded News,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    29-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST

Armored With Plastic ‘Hair’ and Silica Shell, New Perovskite Nanocrystals Show Enhanced Durability

Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing perovskite's durability problem: encasing the perovskite inside a double-layer protection system made from plastic and silica.

Channels: All Journal News, Energy, Materials Science, Grant Funded News,

Released:
25-Nov-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Newswise: El Nino Swings More Violently in the Industrial Age, Compelling Evidence Says

El Nino Swings More Violently in the Industrial Age, Compelling Evidence Says

Georgia Institute of Technology

Enough physical evidence spanning millennia has now come together to allow researchers to say definitively that: El Ninos, La Ninas, and the climate phenomenon that drives them have become more extreme in the times of human-induced climate change.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Drought,

Released:
22-Nov-2019 3:50 PM EST
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