Development of world's first vertical Ga2O3 transistor through ion implantation doping

Researchers at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) demonstrate a vertical Ga2O3 metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) that adopts an all-ion-implanted process for both n-type and p-type doping, paving the way for new generations of low-cost and highly-manufacturable Ga2O3 power electronic devices. Source: Science Daily, … pročitajte više

New method for studying ALS more effectively

The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose contact with the muscles as their axons atrophy. Researchers have now devised a new method that radically improves the ability to study axons and thus to better understand the pathological development of ALS. Source: Science Daily,

Your weight history may predict your heart failure risk

In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could provide real value to clinicians in their efforts to predict patients’ future risk of heart failure, heart attacks or strokes. Source: Science Daily,

Maintaining the unlimited potential of stem cells

Scientists have discovered a new protein complex that keeps the brakes on stem cells, allowing them to maintain their indefinite potential. The new complex, called GBAF, could provide a future target for regenerative medicine. Source: Science Daily,

Improved understanding of the pathology of dwarfism may lead to new treatment targets

Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of cartilage-producing cells (chondrocytes), which interferes with function and cell viability. Investigators describe how this protein accumulation results in ‘ER stress’ and initiates a host of pathologic … pročitajte više

Genetics study offers hope for new acne treatment

A discovery by researchers from the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences and NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre could lead to new treatments for severe acne. Scientists found 15 genome regions linked to developing the condition. Source: News Medical,

Researchers develop new method to produce natural sweetener

A research group from Oulu University has developed a method capable of producing the natural sweetener brazzein. Production of brazzein as a good tasting sweetener has long been in development but until now, no solution for commercial production has been found. Source: News Medical,

How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Women's Hearts

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Women who stick to a Mediterranean diet have a 25 percent lower risk of heart disease — and researchers say they’re starting to understand why. “Our study has a strong public health message that modest changes in known… Source:,

Obesity to Blame for Almost 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study suggests. Rates of excess body weight have been increasing worldwide… Source:,

Eczema Can Drive People to Thoughts of Suicide: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Nearly 28 million Americans are affected by the skin condition eczema, and for some it may become so chronic and severe they consider suicide, new research shows. A new review of data from 15 studies, involving over… Source:,

Just How Clean Is That Stethoscope?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — For doctors and nurses in hospitals, hand-washing between patients is a must. But what about their stethoscopes? A new hospital study finds that stethoscopes are laden with a wide range of bacteria. Some, such as… Source:,

The EORTC Brain Tumor Group and Protagen AG collaborate to study immuno-competence of long-term glioblastoma survivors

The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Brain Tumor Group and Protagen AG today announced a collaboration to utilize Protagen’s Cancer Immunotherapy Array to identify autoantibody biomarkers that investigate the immunological profile and immuno-competence of long-term Glioblastoma survivors. Source: News Medical,

IONTAS founder and pioneer in phage display technology attends Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

IONTAS Limited (IONTAS), a leader in the discovery and optimization of fully human antibodies, announced its Founder and Chief Executive Officer, John McCafferty was invited to attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in recognition of his pivotal contribution to the development of antibody phage display technology. Source: News Medical,

Increase the Calories You Burn When Walking

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Walking is not only a great first exercise, it can also be a forever exercise. Here are some ideas to show you how to take it to the next level. Making walking more of a challenge enables you to burn more calories and… Source:,

Health Highlights: Dec. 12, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Some E-Cig Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: FDA Consumers should not use two e-cigarette liquids that contain erectile dysfunction… Source:,

Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD Killer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — As the U.S. opioid epidemic grinds on, fentanyl is fast becoming the main culprit in drug overdose deaths, health officials report. Cocaine and heroin remain the street drugs of choice, but more overdose deaths involve… Source:,

Some Foods Can Be Cholesterol Fighters

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Watching your cholesterol has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp, don’t have the impact on blood cholesterol that was once thought. So depending on your current… Source:,