World’s most efficient semiconductor material for thermal management developed by UCLA engineers
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World’s most efficient semiconductor material for thermal management developed by UCLA engineers

Researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a new semiconductor material —…

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Lining Up the Surprising Behaviors of a Superconductor with One of the World’s Strongest Magnets
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Lining Up the Surprising Behaviors of a Superconductor with One of the World’s Strongest Magnets

Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of a copper-oxide compound depends on the magnetic…

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Study: Alzheimer’s drug may stop disease if used before symptoms develop
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Study: Alzheimer’s drug may stop disease if used before symptoms develop

About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease.…

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New Tool Crowdsources Human Intelligence for Biological Research
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New Tool Crowdsources Human Intelligence for Biological Research

Scientists now have the ability to label cell parts in bright fluorescent colors, render tissue…

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Dental plaque is no match for catalytic nanoparticles
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Dental plaque is no match for catalytic nanoparticles

Combine a diet high in sugar with poor oral hygiene habits and dental cavities, or…

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Magnetic gel for easing pain shown by UCLA bioengineers
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Magnetic gel for easing pain shown by UCLA bioengineers

Early work demonstrates promise of so-called ‘mechanoceuticals’. In an artist’s conception, a magnet pulls small…

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Getting More Out of Microbes: Studying Shewanella in Microgravity
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Getting More Out of Microbes: Studying Shewanella in Microgravity

While cities, towns, and spaceships operated entirely from energy generated by microbial sources are still…

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Koala virus could explain why humans have ‘junk’ DNA
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Koala virus could explain why humans have ‘junk’ DNA

A koala virus could help researchers explain millions of years of accumulated ‘junk’ DNA in…

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Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise
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Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully…

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Research reveals molecular details of sperm-egg fusion
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Research reveals molecular details of sperm-egg fusion