Montana State University scientist Darla Goeres knows that there is more than one way to grow a biofilm, a fact that she uses to make sure that when a product claims it kills '99 percent' of bacteria, it really does the job.
A consortium of physicians and scientists in the Houston region is now undertaking a research initiative to improve diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and develop innovative treatment strategies.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a new and fast method for making biological chips - technology that could lead to quick testing for serious diseases, fast detection of MRSA infections and rapid discovery of new drugs.
Researchers have developed a technique for directly visualizing the distribution of charge within certain manganese oxides, which is a valuable tool for learning more about charge ordering in these and other materials.
A rare class of materials, known as multiferroics, holds great promise for future applications, for example as data storage devices or sensors. Researchers in Japan have now synthesized a multiferroic material in which electric polarization can be easily controlled by small magnetic fields.
Federal funding of academic science and engineering research and development failed to outpace inflation for the second year in a row, according to recently released fiscal year 2007 data from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
When bacillus anthracis spores are weaponized, the spores are coated with silica nanoparticles that look almost like lint under the microscope. The 'lint' makes the particles 'bouncier' and less likely to clump and fall to the ground.