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Physicists Discover New Kind of Matter: Excitonium

Excitonium sounds like a made-up substance from a children’s graphic novel. But it is an actual scientific word, coined 50 years ago to describe new a type of matter, which scientists believed should exist, but weren’t able to prove-until now. Physicists at the University of Illinois said that they have now proven that excitonium really …

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How quantum materials may soon make Star Trek technology reality

If you think technologies from Star Trek seem far-fetched, think again. Many of the devices from the acclaimed television series are slowly becoming a reality. While we may not be teleporting people from starships to a planet’s surface anytime soon, we are getting closer to developing other tools essential for future space travel endeavours.

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How Chinese scientists used a supercomputer to solve the ancient puzzle called the Three Body Problem

Like the endlessly repeating patterns of chaos theory, the new solutions discovered by the Chinese researchers make for elaborate and weirdly beautiful images when they are plotted in two dimensions

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Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies

Scientists from MIT and other institutions have developed a microfluidic device that uses sound waves to isolate cellular packets called exosomes from blood samples, which could be used to diagnose diseases such as cancer or fetal abnormalities.

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Nanotechnology Now – Press Release: ‘CRISPR-Gold’ fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting disease. A new study shows that a single injection of CRISPR-Gold, as the new delivery system is called, into mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy led to an 18-times-higher correction rate and a two-fold increase in a strength and agility test compared to control groups.

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Bioengineered Lungs With Intact Blood Vessels Just Came One Step Closer to Reality

A group of researchers at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have successfully developed the first functional vascularised lung scaffold, and it could dramatically change how lung disease is treated.

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Scientists Have Uncovered The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer’s Protein For The First Time

For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer’s disease, capturing high-resolution images of the abnormal tau protein deposits suspected to be behind Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerat

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The Adult Brain Can Regenerate Neurons in an Unexpected Area, Says New Study

Scientists have discovered for the first time that adult mouse brains produce new cells in the amygdala, a finding that could eventually lead to better treatments for conditions like anxiety and depression, as well as a better understanding of the

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AlphaGo's next move | DeepMind

This week’s series of thrilling games with the world’s best players, in the country where Go originated, has been the highest possible pinnacle for AlphaGo as a competitive program. For that reason, the Future of Go Summit is our final match event with AlphaGo. To mark the end of the event we wanted to give a special gift to fans of Go around the world, publishing a special set of 50 AlphaGo vs AlphaGo games, played at full length time controls, which we believe contain many new and interesting ideas and strategies for the Go community to explore.

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Scientists Uncover How Damaging Crystals Within Cells Trigger Disease and Cell Death

The news in this Channel cover some of the most groundbreaking fundamental research into biological processes within living cells. Cross-linked with Disease Processes, Proteomics, Genomics and others, the Channel aims to provide a comprehensive view on the inner workings of the basic unit of life.