Science News

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Science

Channels:

antibacterial resistance, Antimicrobial Agent, Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Silver, Bacteria, Infection Control

Fighting Infections with a Silver Sword

Silver has been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a closer look at how silver poisons pathogens. The work is yielding new insights on how to create effective antimicrobials and avoid the pitfalls of antimicrobial resistance.

Science

Channels:

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 27-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Science

Channels:

Energy, energy usage, Energy Storage, Batteries, Lithium-ion batteries , Programs, Electrochemical energy storage

Scientists Identify Chemical Causes of Battery “Capacity Fade”

capacity-fade_900px.jpg

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory identified one of the major culprits in capacity fade of high-energy lithium-ion batteries.

Science

Channels:

Ut Southwestern, Ebola, Protein Structure, x-ray crystallography

Using 3-D Weapons of Science to Fight Infectious Diseases

otwinowski-borek.jpg

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers collaborated with an international team of scientists to achieve a significant milestone in the effort to understand pathogens responsible for some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.

Science

Channels:

Solar Energy, Photovoltaic, solar photovoltaic, Energy Policy, solar photovoltaic adoption, government incentives, business model, Wenyu Wang, Nanpeng Yu, Raymond Johnson, University of California, Riverside, Southern California Edison, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Modeling Reveals How Policy Affects the Adoption of Solar Energy Photovoltaics in California

JRSE-Wang-incentive-programs.jpg

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, inspired by efforts to promote green energy, are exploring the factors driving commercial customers in Southern California, both large and small, to purchase and install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. As the group reports this week in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, they built a model for commercial solar PV adoption to quantify the impact of government incentives and solar PV costs.

Science

Channels:

Physics, Physics & Astronomy, Student Acheivement, Graduate Education, crystal growth, Crystals, Ruthenium, inorganic chemistry, crystal growth techniques, Crystal, scattering and analysis of structures, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Iowa State, Department Of Energy, Office of Science

Ames Laboratory Hots Its First Office of Science Graduate Student Program Researcher

Canfield-Wille-2_1.jpg

Elizabeth Wille learned crystal growth techniques from Ames Laboratory senior physicist Paul Canfield as Ames Laboratory's first Office of Science Graduate Student Research program participant.

Science

Channels:

Honey Bees

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 26-Apr-2017 5:00 AM EDT

Science

Channels:

Engineering, Energy, Nsf Career Award

OU Engineering Professor Receives National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award

Crossley.png

A University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering professor, Steven P. Crossley, is the recipient of a five-year, National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award in the amount of $548,829 for research that can be used to understand catalysts that are important for a broad range of chemical reactions ranging from the production of renewable fuels and chemicals for natural gas processing. The research will be integrated with educational and outreach programs intended for American Indian students, emphasizing the importance of sustainable energy.

Science

Channels:

As UF/IFAS CREC Turns 100, It Celebrates Decades Working with Florida Department of Citrus

GrosserJudeforCREC100th042517.jpg

“Housing the FDOC and CREC scientists at the same location has brought together the expertise needed to address any issue facing the Florida citrus industry, from the field to the grocery store shelf, and everywhere in between,” said Michael Rogers, director of the Citrus REC.

Science

Channels:

Infection Control, Nurses, Nurses Health Study, Infection prevention and control, Health Education, Health Care

Student Nurses Want More Infection Prevention Education, Study Finds

A national survey from Columbia University School of Nursing finds that almost 40 percent of nursing students say they feel they need more instruction on preventing and controlling infection, especially in busy healthcare environments, despite believing that their nursing program emphasizes the importance of infection prevention. More than half of respondents also report observing breaches in prevention practices during clinical placements, yet have trouble addressing them because they feel unqualified or fear retaliation from others.







Chat now!