High-temperature electronics? That’s hot

From iPhones on Earth to rovers on Mars, most electronics only function within a certain temperature range. By blending two organic materials together, researchers...

Atoms stand in for electrons in system for probing high-temperature superconductors

High-temperature superconductors have the potential to transform everything from electricity transmission and power generation to transportation. The materials, in which electron pairs travel without friction...

Blood test for tau, Alzheimer’s disease under development

Today, the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's disease in life is through brain scans and tests of cerebrospinal fluid that must be collected...

Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if...

Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust

"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of...

Microbial-based treatment reverses social deficits in mouse models of autism

An unconventional bacteria-based approach has successfully reversed deficits in social behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in genetic, environmental, and idiopathic mouse models...

How becoming a manager can be a double-edged sword

There are perks to becoming a manager: higher pay, career mobility, and more authority and influence when it comes to making decisions. But there...

Gene discovery holds promise against obesity

It sounds too good to be true, but a novel approach that might allow you to eat as much as you want without gaining...

Opioid prescriptions from dentists linked to youth addiction risk

Teens and young adults who receive their initial opioid prescriptions from their dentists or oral surgeons are at increased risk for opioid addiction in...

A microbe’s membrane helps it survive extreme environments

Within harsh environments like hot springs, volcanic craters and deep-sea hydrothermal vents – uninhabitable by most life forms – microscopic organisms are thriving. How?...