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Dip Transform for accurate 3D Reconstruction

A global team of computer scientists and engineers have developed an innovative technique that more completely reconstructs challenging 3D objects. An ancient scientific breakthrough serves as the foundation for the team’s modern, innovative solution to remaining challenges in current 3D shape reconstruction. This new approach to 3D shape acquisition is …

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Understanding the 3D molecular structure of nanoobjects

Understanding the 3D molecular structure of important nanoobjects like proteins and viruses is crucial in biology and medicine. With recent advances in X-ray technology, scientists can now collect diffraction images from individual particles, ultimately allowing researchers to visualize molecules at room temperature. However, determining 3D structure from these single-particle diffraction …

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Lipid based nanoparticles to deliver molecules to the tumors

lipid polymer based nanoparticles

Early phase Northwestern Medicine research has demonstrated a potential new therapeutic strategy for treating deadly glioblastoma brain tumors. The strategy involves using lipid polymer based nanoparticles to deliver molecules to the tumors, where the molecules shut down key cancer drivers called brain tumor initiating cells (BTICs). “BTICs are malignant brain …

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Shortcut for determining the bioavailability of a pharmaceutical drug

In the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a research group at Uppsala University presents a new, small-scale method that may become a smart shortcut for determining the bioavailability of a pharmaceutical drug within cells.   “Finding out how a therapeutic drug affects the body …

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Major contributor of air pollution is removed by concrete surfaces

New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces. Stony Brook University researcher Alex Orlov, PhD, and colleagues discovered how concrete interacts and eliminates sulfur and nitrogen oxides. Their findings, published in the July edition of the Journal of Chemical …

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