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Breast cancer treatments more effective now than in the past

Breast cancer treatments more effective now than in the past | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Comparison of recurrence and outcome patterns shows that current treatments for breast cancer are more effective than previous therapies, according to research published online Nov. 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids

Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface is made of.
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Scanning tunnelling microscopy: Computer simulations sharpen insights into molecules

Scanning tunnelling microscopy: Computer simulations sharpen insights into molecules | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
The resolution of scanning tunnelling microscopes can be improved dramatically by attaching small molecules or atoms to their tip.
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Targeting cancer cell metabolism - YouTube

Targeting cancer cell metabolism - YouTube | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Cancer cells are hungry. To feed their rapid growth and division, their metabolism changes. Moreover, they use sugar (glucose) in a different way to normal c...

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, Today, 12:53 AM

Very nicely made video explaining how the metabolism of cancer cells is different to normal cells. Not the least attractive part of this essay is the superb graphics used to explain cell function.

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How do our muscles work? Scientists reveal important new insights into muscle protein

How do our muscles work? Scientists reveal important new insights into muscle protein | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Scientists led by Kristina Djinović-Carugo at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna have elucidated the molecular structure and regulation of the essential muscle protein α-actinin.
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Protons fuel graphene prospects

Protons fuel graphene prospects | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Graphene, impermeable to all gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, University of Manchester researchers have found.
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It's particle-hunting season! NYU scientists launch Higgs Hunters Project

It's particle-hunting season! NYU scientists launch Higgs Hunters Project | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
New York University scientists and their colleagues have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider and to help search for previously unobserved particles.
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Four great online tools for music lovers - Huffington Post (blog)

Four great online tools for music lovers - Huffington Post (blog) | Research Workshop | Scoop.it

"Music is the cornerstone of human culture. No matter who you are or what you do, a great song can make you feel happy ..."

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Our three favorite free online image editors for education - The Edublogger

Our three favorite free online image editors for education - The Edublogger | Research Workshop | Scoop.it

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Biology trumps chemistry in open ocean

Biology trumps chemistry in open ocean | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Single-cell phytoplankton in the ocean are responsible for roughly half of global oxygen production, despite vast tracts of the open ocean that are devoid of life-sustaining nutrients.
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Professor Ray Owen: Scientist whose pioneering work on immunological ... - The Independent

Professor Ray Owen: Scientist whose pioneering work on immunological ... - The Independent | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Ray Owen will be chiefly remembered as the grandfather of the phenomenon of “immunological tolerance”, and his ground-breaking contribution as long ago as 1945 will remain a cornerstone not only of transplantation immunology but of immunology in...
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Synthetic Self-Assembling Nanococoons Mimic Natural Viruses

Synthetic Self-Assembling Nanococoons Mimic Natural Viruses | Research Workshop | Scoop.it

Scientists have designed short peptides that self-assemble with DNA to form viruslike capsules (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ja507833x). These nanococoons could offer a new route to transport genes or small-molecule drugs into cells, the researchers say.


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New Research Shows Plants May Use "Language" to Communicate

New Research Shows Plants May Use "Language" to Communicate | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
New research from Virginia Tech reveals that plants may use a newly discovered molecular language to communicate with each other, opening the door to a new arena of science that explores how plants communicate with each other on a molecular level.

A Virginia Tech scientist has discovered a po

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Joel Barker's curator insight, November 23, 3:09 PM

I have been following plant communication for 25 years. We are right on the verge of finally beginning to understand in more exact ways what messages they exchange, both collaborative and hostile.

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OER Research Hub Report on evidence from Open Educational Resources from 2013-2014

OER Research Hub Report on evidence from Open Educational Resources from 2013-2014 | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Evidence research report on Open Educational Resources (OER) from the OER Research Hub. Some of the findings from the Introduction:The picture of OER impact is encouraging,

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Scientists may be cracking mystery of big 1872 earthquake

Scientists may be cracking mystery of big 1872 earthquake | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Geologists may be close to cracking one of the biggest seismological mysteries in the Pacific Northwest: the origin of a powerful earthquake that rattled seven states and provinces when Ulysses S. Grant was president.
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Neolithic flint axe and preserved wooden handle discovered in Denmark | Irish Archaeology

Neolithic flint axe and preserved wooden handle discovered in Denmark | Irish Archaeology | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Another fantastic find by the archaeologists working on the Fehmarn Belt Tunnel scheme in Denmark. They have uncovered a Neolithic flint axe that remarkably is

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Cataloguing 10 million human gut microbial genes: Unparalleled accomplishment

Cataloguing 10 million human gut microbial genes: Unparalleled accomplishment | Research Workshop | Scoop.it

Over the past several years, research on bacteria in the digestive tract (gut microbiome) has confirmed the major role they play in our health. An international consortium has developed the most complete database of microbial genes ever created.


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Tombs with mythical carvings found in Chinese city that was once along the Silk Road

Tombs with mythical carvings found in Chinese city that was once along the Silk Road | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Chinese archaeologists with the Xinjiang Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology working in northwest China have found tombs among the remains of an ancient cemetery in the city of Kucha—once one of the points along the infamous...
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DNA survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere

DNA survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth's atmosphere—and still pass on genetic information.
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Four great online tools for music lovers - Huffington Post (blog)

Four great online tools for music lovers - Huffington Post (blog) | Research Workshop | Scoop.it

"Music is the cornerstone of human culture. No matter who you are or what you do, a great song can make you feel happy ..."

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Over 16,000 pages of Darwin's research on evolution released online

Over 16,000 pages of Darwin's research on evolution released online | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
On the 155th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's iconic work, On the Origin of the Species, 16,000 high-resolution images of his research on evolution have been released online to the public. This week, 155 years ago, Charles Darwin...

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Berkeley algorithms help researchers understand dark energy

Berkeley algorithms help researchers understand dark energy | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Scientists believe that dark energy—the mysterious force that is accelerating cosmic expansion—makes up about 70 percent of the mass and energy of the universe. But because they don't know what it is, they cannot observe it directly.
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The Fossil That Revolutionized the Search for Human Origins: Q&A with Lucy Discoverer Donald Johanson

The Fossil That Revolutionized the Search for Human Origins: Q&A with Lucy Discoverer Donald Johanson | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
Forty years ago today, a young American paleoanthropologist named Donald Johanson made the discovery of a lifetime in the arid badlands of Ethiopia's remote Afar region: a 3.2-million-year-old...
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Summit Europe: Robots Are Still Toddlers—But They’re Growing Up Fast

Summit Europe: Robots Are Still Toddlers—But They’re Growing Up Fast | Research Workshop | Scoop.it
You’ve probably read somewhere recently that robots are coming to take your job. It’s true, they probably are. But they’ve got some growing up to do first, says Rob Nail,... read more
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Nano-imprint Technology Could Revolutionize TVs, Drugmaking

Nano-imprint Technology Could Revolutionize TVs, Drugmaking | Research Workshop | Scoop.it

"Nano-imprint technology, a technique in which microscopic indentations are made on an object's surface, is changing the nature of various products, including TV screens, semiconductors and tissue cultures. One application already being used is in making so-called moth-eye film, a transparent film developed by Dai Nippon Printing that reflects almost no light. This film is modeled after a moth's eyes, which are known for reflecting little to no light, allowing the insect to better hide from predators. This is achieved by minute bumps that are around 200 nanometers, 200 billionths of a meter, in diameter. Nano-imprint technology helped researchers create such surfaces on film."


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