A cosmic mystery: ESO telescope captures the disappearance of a massive star

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy. Scientists...

Kymab Wins UK Supreme Court Antibody Battle Against Regeneron

The UK Supreme Court has supported an appeal by British biotech Kymab to revoke antibody drug patents held by US giant Regeneron, a decision that could make it harder for big patent holders to...

Acid Test

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute studying embryonic development have identified a mechanism that helps explain how cells choose to become different types. The researchers previously made the surprising discovery...

Researchers develop computational approaches that dramatically reduce image-analysis time

A picture is worth a thousand words -but only when it's clear what it depicts. And therein lies the rub in making images or videos of microscopic life. While modern microscopes can generate huge amounts...

Reinforcing effects of aminosilane-functionalized h-BN on the physicochemical and mechanical behaviors of epoxy nanocomposites

The surface morphology of the dispersed h-BN powder was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, Fig. 1. h-BN particles are large aggregates consisting of smaller particles of scaly shape with irregular-shaped edges, about 140 nm thick. Figure 1 SEM...

Update: Hyloris Raises €62M IPO to Create More Drug Delivery Options

Update (29/06/2020): Hyloris Pharmaceuticals’ Euronext IPO — one of only a handful of biotech and pharma IPOs on European soil in the last 18 months — has hit the midpoint of its expected pricing...

How cancer drugs find their targets

In the watery inside of a cell, complex processes take place in tiny functional compartments called organelles. Energy-producing mitochondria are organelles, as is the frilly golgi apparatus, which helps to transport cellular materials. Both...

First measurement of spin-orbit alignment on planet Beta Pictoris b

Credit: Stefan Kraus Astronomers have made the first measurement of spin-orbit alignment for a distant ‘super-Jupiter’ planet, demonstrating a technique that could enable breakthroughs in the quest...

Study: Staring at deep red light can significantly improve declining eyesight

Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new UCL-led study, the first of its kind in humans. Scientists believe the discovery, published in the...

Removal of an abluminal lining improves decellularization of human umbilical arteries

Preparation of human umbilical arteries Human umbilical cords were obtained from the AN-AN Women and Children Clinic (Tainan, Taiwan) with patients’ consents and all the experimental protocols and the inform consent form were approved by...

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