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A research team from the National University of Singapore discovered that nanoplastics are easily ingested by barnacle larvae and they can accumulate in thebodies of the larvaeover time. Mr Samarth Bhargava(left) and Ms Serina Lee(right) are members of the research team.

Nanoplastics accumulate in marine organisms and may pose harm to aquatic food chains

Plastic nanoparticles - these are tiny pieces of plastic less than 1 micrometer in size - could potentially contaminate food chains, and ultimately affect...
Stephen Hawking

Taming the multiverse: Stephen Hawking’s final theory about the big bang

The theory, which was submitted for publication before Hawking’s death earlier this year, is based on string theory and predicts the universe is finite...
A team led by Associate Professor Alexandre Chan (centre) had developed a novel approach to identify the onset of cancer-related fatigue. With him are two members of the NUS research team, Dr Maung Shwe (left) and Ms Angie Yeo (right).

Researchers demystify cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often experience severe and persistent tiredness. In a recent study, a team led by researchers from the National University...
Latinos who are the most optimistic are more likely to have healthy hearts, suggests a new study led by University of Illinois social work professor Rosalba Hernandez. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Optimistic Latinos have healthier hearts, study

According to a new study by the University of Illinois, Latinos who are the most optimistic are more likely to have healthy hearts. The study...
A molecular model of a peptoid nanosheet shows loop structures in sugars (orange) that bind to the Shiga toxin (shown as a five-color bound structure at upper right). (Credit: Berkeley Lab)

New sugar-coated nanosheets to selectively target pathogens

A team led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a process for creating ultrathin,...
Healthy cells (left image) display four centrioles, a normal number (in yellow). On the contrary, breast cancer cells (triple negative) have extra centrioles (here 16, right image). Healthy cells (left image) display four centrioles, a normal number (in yellow). On the contrary, breast cancer cells (triple negative) have extra centrioles (here 16, right image).

Finding the Achilles heel of cancer

An exploration group drove by Monica Bettencourt Dias, from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC, Portugal), found imperative highlights of malignancy cells that may help...
nutrition, fruit

Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption, study

Mandatory nutrition policies could be a profitable instrument in assisting secondary school understudies with lowering their sugar allow, a University of Waterloo think about...
Findings could have significant implications for the way stimulation of acetylcholine is used to treat Alzheimer’s.

Nicotinic receptors and long-term memory could lead to more targeted and effective therapies for...

At present, the fundamental medicines for Alzheimer's ailment are drugs that expansion levels of acetylcholine in the cerebrum. The University of Bristol paper, distributed...
A coupled system of two miniature detectors

Reading of biological molecules enhanced by doubling the sensors

A coupled system of two scaled-down indicators called nanopores enhances identification of natural atoms, including DNA and markers of early illness. The capacity to control...

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