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Multi-Antioxidant Nanoparticles to Treat Sepsis

Multi-Antioxidant Nanoparticles to Treat Sepsis From the energy sector to biology, ceria-zirconia nanoparticles remove free radicals and improve survival in animal modelsWith an incidence of 31.5 million worldwide and a mortality of around 17%, sepsis remains the most common cause of death in hospitalized patients, even in industrialized countries where antibiotics and critical care facilities are readily available. While this disease begins as a serious infection, sepsis' life-threatening organ failure is due to an excessive inflammatory response.DETAIL VIEW

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New Harmless Radiopaque Glue to Seal Bleeding and Guide Surgery

New Harmless Radiopaque Glue to Seal Bleeding and Guide SurgeryFirst nanoparticle-based adhesive with imaging contrast effect in CT and ultrasound was successfully tested in animals and showed less toxicity than the FDA-approved glue CA-Lp.
As open surgery has gradually been replaced by minimally-invasive and image-guided procedures, tissue adhesives are taking the place of sutures and surgical staples. With countless applications, including: bleeding embolization, angioplasty, stent insertion, and biopsy, among others, new surgical glues are highly desired in medical clinics.

Controlling Memory By Triggering Specific Brain Waves During Sleep

Controlling Memory By Triggering Specific Brain Waves During SleepIBS researchers find that manipulating the pulses of electrical activity in the thalamus during non-REM deep sleep make mice remember or forget.
Scientists at the Center for Cognition and Sociality, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), enhanced or reduced mouse memorization skills by modulating specific synchronized brain waves during deep sleep. This is the first study to show that manipulating sleep spindle oscillations at the right timing affects memory.

Sorting Complicated Knots

Sorting Complicated KnotsDelving into an untapped area of mathematics, IBS mathematicians provide a new operation for a particular type of knots.
From bow ties and shoelaces to sailing boats and climbing ropes, knots are not only very useful for our daily lives, but for mathematics too. IBS researchers from the Center for Geometry and Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) reported a new mathematical operation to catalog a special kind of mathematical knots, known as Legendrian singular knots.

Cheap, Energy-Efficient and Clean Reaction To Make Chemical Feedstock

Cheap, Energy-Efficient and Clean Reaction To Make Chemical FeedstockCombining experimental and computer chemistry, scientists find the conditions to break carbon-hydrogen bonds at low temperature with cheap titanium in place of rare metals.
They are all around you! Most plastics, conductive polymers, and even medicines derive from molecules with a double bond between two carbon atoms, C=C. These molecules are called olefins and are mainly produced from fossil fuels through an energy-intensive and polluting process known as steam cracking.

Protein Mingling under Blue Light

Protein Mingling under Blue LightIBS scientists developed a new faster and more efficient optogenetic tool to manipulate protein clusters under blue light.
One of the current challenges in biology is to understand rapidly-changing phenomena. Interestingly, only a small fraction of them is due to proteins acting in isolation, the majority of biological events are regulated by proteins acting together in clusters.


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